Category: Faith

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Don’t Tell Me to Smile

It happened again. I’m just…there. Living my life. Maybe I’m at the store, peacefully wandering the aisles, blissfully on my own. Maybe I’m sitting at Starbucks, computer in front of me, gazing off while...

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The Curse of the Mom-Guilt

It hit me like a train, the minute I became a mother. The guilt. I’d been in labor for 24 hours, I’d pushed for two hours until her big head came out of a...

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To the Dads…

Thank you to the fathers with the roughed-up hands and hole-y jeans, who teach us to change a tire or the oil or a lightbulb but who always show up anyway to help us out when...

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I Want to Just Sit in the Silence

It’s bedtime. It’s up the stairs, you go, use-your-feet-please. A little faster maybe? It’s brush you teeth, With your own toothbrush. It’s please pee. It’s put on your PJs. It’s take your clothes off...

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My Most Important Job

I want my kids to be loved, to be safe, to not be jerks.  I want my kids to go to college,  to find a passion, to create a family if they want. But my...

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A Lesson From Babes

We’d added another child to our family, a sweet rollie pollie little ball named Cecilia Lorraine–Ceci. I remember sitting, my mind full of the responsibilities of a mother, teacher, student, and wife. And I’m...