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Parenting through Grief

Parenting Through Grief

This month marks three years since my mother-in-law died in 2014. She had been sick for many years with lupus, and her health began declining quickly over the last two or so years before her passing. The last summer we spent with her, she was in and out of the hospitals and then, finally, hospice. […]

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Depression: Say something to someone

Mom Who is Hurting: Say Something, to Someone…

  Hey Mom, as you are desiring to be heard, understood, known, I see you. I see you… struggling to respond to your atmosphere with peace wrestling with emotions that hit your mind and send you to react with a tearful “not enough” striving to understand how these attacks of emotion can be overcome Come […]

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5 Easy Steps for Catching and Releasing a Spider without Flipping Out

5 Easy Steps for Catching and Releasing a Spider Without Flipping Out

Hello, Women of the Internet! This adorable fuzzy creature crawled under my bathroom door the other day, which reminded me that I’ve been meaning to tell you something. People, seriously, you need to quit being freaked out by spiders. This lady, which the Internet tells me is a female Dark Fishing Spider* is among the […]

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Hoarding Child vs Organized Mom: Who Will Triumph?

Hoarding Child vs. Organized Mom: Who Will Triumph?

I like things organized. Neat. Just so. There is a good chance my gravestone will read “Don’t forget to put away your things.” My family and friends know this. They know I can’t go to bed with dirty dishes in the sink and piles of stuff on my kitchen island makes me crazy. My perfectionist […]

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The Most Dreaded Word to Come Out of My Kid's Mouth: Whatever

The Most Dreaded Word to Come Out of My Kid’s Mouth

Whatever. When said in a flat monotone or a sarcastic sneer and accompanied by a fierce eye roll, it sends me over the edge. I can handle attitude and whininess and even a bit of profanity sprinkled in, but that “whatever” is like nails on a chalkboard. My 8-year-old girl “whatevered” me for the first time […]

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