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September 13, 2016

It’s Not “Just” Anything.

I did not realize, when my first daughter was born, that babies sometimes make terrible conversation starters. I don’t mean that babies are terrible at conversation (though they don’t have a lot to say about books or current events, to be honest). I’m talking about the conversations other people start with you when you have […]

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September 1, 2016

20 Self-Care Ideas That Won’t Break the Bank

Self-care is a trending topic these days. We see it everywhere, but it can be difficult to actually practice it. It seems like an indulgence, doesn’t it? Something we should have to earn. I used to see it that way. I wore myself out pleasing everyone and meeting everyone’s needs before my own- my husband’s, […]

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August 29, 2016

What We’re Reading: Week of August 29

Letting children learn instead of making them learn. Answering science questions from a toddler. Maybe we need to stop praising the “perfect and empowered birth“. Female Olympians supporting each other is awesome to watch. Is working from home starting to ruin work-life balance? The secret to finding joy as a mother. This interview with Terry […]

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August 23, 2016

On Taking Up Space.

I’ve never loved Mother’s Day cards. They always seem to celebrate a mom for disappearing. For becoming invisible, for sacrificing everything for her kids. And as a mom, I never imagined that’s what my daughters would want to celebrate me for. Where are the cards that say “Thank you mom for living an amazing life […]

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August 8, 2016

On Changing the World as a Mother.

I was raised with one very clear message: you can be, and do, anything you want. That’s the crux of the American dream, right? In this country you can choose who you want to be, where you want to go, and how you want to live. I was also raised in the church. Every youth […]

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August 3, 2016

On Building Our Own Fort.

I read Lean In last year. It took me a while to finally do it, because I just wasn’t sure how I was going to respond. It went well overall… until it didn’t. Don’t get me wrong- there was a great deal that I agreed with. But I couldn’t get over the fact that the […]

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August 1, 2016

Because I Said So: On Justifying Our Choices As Mothers

“Because I said so.” I abhorred that statement growing up. When my mom said it to me, it turned every nerve in my body on edge. It was so final, so nonsensical. I wanted to debate, to prove why I needed to get my way. But that sentence put the hammer down- there was no […]

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July 27, 2016

In Celebration of the #MomSquad

I will be the first to admit… I have a killer mom squad. Here are some reasons I know this. – We make it a point to meet, text, Snapchat, and call when we can. – We have grace for each other when we can’t keep up, and allow space when we need it. – […]

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July 25, 2016

What We’re Reading, Week of July 25

Job sharing as a new potential way to support moms who work. Walking the sacred line between selfishness and selflessness as a creative and mother. Reimagining major political and cultural institutions as 100% female. Are today’s parents getting a raw deal? A story of women and economics. The sanitized stories we tell about childbirth. A […]

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