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Just a Few Minutes

“Will you lay with me for a few minutes, Mama?” My daughter’s big hazel eyes implore me, and I resist the urge to sigh. There’s laundry that needs to be folded. I haven’t packed the lunches for tomorrow. After a restless night of sleep and a manic Monday at work, I want to be a […]

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When You Became Mama

No matter what your journey to motherhood looked like-the preparation for that first baby is special.  You read book after book even though you know that all babies are different. You google things that your brain tells you not to google. Then, you feel a significant amount of google-regret and unnecessary worry. You purchase and […]

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We’re In The Thick Of It, Mama

We’re in the thick of, my friend. Together. You & me. We’re there. In the between the really really hard and the really really great. In the middle of tears and chaos. The middle of big hugs & little kisses. The middle of sleepless nights & midnight feedings. The arguments, the punishments, the laughter, the […]

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I’m Still Here, Friend

You called me a week ago and I still haven’t called you back. You texted to see if I could grab an early dinner, but my kids had soccer and baseball practice on the same night. When you planned a girls trip, I had a sick baby and had to pass. The gang was headed […]

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Sometimes, I’m a Worthless Mom

I’m currently feeling uninspired. I’ve written and deleted and rewritten ten different starts to an article in the past twelve hours, trying to find something meaningful to say. Do you ever feel like that? Even though the world is spinning, and things are happening, it’s like I can’t say or think anything that’s original or […]

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I Want to Pee in Peace!

Something I took for granted pre-kid was my ability to go to the restroom in silence. You know, like a normal person. “Mom…” “Mama….Mom….Mommy” “What are you doing?!” Fingers appear quickly underneath the door. Bang, bang, bang. Abrupt knocking on the door. Mom, mom, mom, mom, mom. If the door was unlocked, it’d be opened […]

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