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Motherless by Circumstance: Coping with Infertility

What has been the single most isolating experience of your life?  For me, it was going through infertility. For a solid year, I cycled...

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Equal vs. Fair

Equal isn’t always fair. And what’s fair isn’t always equal. Do you agree? My husband is taking his two oldest children...

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When Saying “No” is Enough

The beginning of back-to-school week usually signals a cyclone in my busy mom schedule. But not this year. “No” is my new...

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Love when you’re losing it…

What does love look like when you’re losing it? My sleep was interrupted at 2am by a screaming child whose dirty diaper leaked onto...

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What doesn’t kill you…

What do peacocks and stepmoms have in common?  Back in the spring, my stepmom support group got together. It’s always a welcome...

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The Process of Becoming Real

What does it mean to “be real”? I used to pride myself on being an authentic person. Grounded. Honest. The Real Deal. But a few...