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Mommy Mingling: The Challenge of Making New Friends

I recently posted a meme on the Indy Moms Blog Instagram page: “Anyone that says cliques end in high school have obviously never been through the ordeal of trying to make mom friends.” And it blew up with likes and comments. Completely BLEW up. “This is so, so true,” one mom posted; “#truth” surfaced as another […]

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The Marriage Masks People Wear: When It’s Just for the Kids

I recently read an eye-opening, thought-provoking and scathingly honest article by a woman who was unhappy in her marriage. Despite not feeling appreciated, or like the marriage was filling her love tank, she persevered, maybe drinking an extra (heaping) glass of wine here and there, or eating an extra bowl of popcorn here and there, […]

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Grandama Mo playing with her youngest grandkids.

The Grandma I Hardly Knew, And Why My Daughter Will Do Better

I’ve always been jealous of women who have strong relationships with their grandma. I know several friends who confide everything in theirs, and who turn to her for counsel on life decisions big and small. But I can’t remember having one meaningful conversation with mine. Unfortunately, it’s too late to fix that. My maternal grandmother, […]

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Teaching Our Children Self Worth

You Are Enough I think with having three daughters, this idea of teaching them self worth was planted in my mama heart very early on. Everywhere we go they get comments about how beautiful their eyes are, how cute their hair is, how pretty their dress looks, etc, etc. And those comments are all true! […]

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My niece's face looking at my son crying is pretty much me when I am TRYING to have a conversation and my kids have a meltdown...

Finishing a Conversation With Your Friends When Kids are Around is –

Finishing a conversation with your friends when kids are around is – Hard. It’s hard. I know it’s hard. There’s the toddler across the room that is suddenly climbing onto the counter or getting into dog’s water bowl, or wants in your lap, the baby that starts crying and wants to nurse, the older child that suddenly needs […]

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