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Hanging Up My Cape: Please Don’t Call Me “Supermom”

It happens every time I take my four young children in public. A well-meaning stranger says something to the effect of, “Well look at you, SUPERMOM!”  I’m used to commentary on my family or children in public. It’s going to happen when you have four kids ages four and under, including a set of identical […]

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I am The Invisible Mom

I’m standing here again to pick up my son from school at the end of the day. Except I’m looking around from the outside, in. I’m here everyday, yet I know no one. I quietly watch all the other parents chat, laugh and make plans. I’m always observing, and hoping someone notices me, except not really. […]

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Love Yourself Well

One of my favorite podcast hosts recently posed an interesting question: “How are you celebrating you today?” I love this concept. We seem comfortable straining, striving, and pushing ahead, but what about stopping for a minute to give ourselves a pat on the back or to take a bow? How often do you give yourself […]

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Advocating for My Son Isn’t Difficult. Letting Go Is.

From the time he turned four, going literally anywhere was a terrifying experience. He would bolt from the car and climb a light pole or run to see something interesting on the opposite side of the street. He narrowly escaped being hit by a car hundreds of times. In public places, it was a given […]

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