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Enough Excuses

Dulled by repetition, we hear the news with only semi-surprised horror. We see the all-too-regular imagery of children hiding under their desks and running from their school. We see the families hugging—some in relief, others in grief—around the school perimeter. With hard-to-admit shame, we experience another moment of “Thank God, it’s not my baby” gratitude. […]

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I Wish Someone Had Told Me… About The Emotions of Parenting

Parenthood comes with big emotions.   Wait, did you think I was going to talk about my kids’ emotions? Nope. My kids have plenty of big emotions. But they’re young and experiencing things for the first time, so that’s to be expected. Me on the other hand? I’m supposed to be mature and calm, right?  […]

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Festivus aka Motherhood - Richmond Moms Blog

Festivus aka Motherhood

Frank Constanza can declare “Festivus for the rest of us!” all he wants, but as moms of toddlers, we’re already there. The Airing of Grievances  While grown-ups may need a made-up holiday to have the courage to share their grievances, a toddler needs no special occasion. Temperature too cold? Aired. Outfit too purple? Aired. Stars […]

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Seasons of Parenting

The Seasons of Parenting

Most days I love being a parent. I may not like the arguing, the whining, and the spilling of food and drink. But in general, it’s something I’m very grateful for. However, when people tell me to appreciate my kids when they’re young, that someday they won’t want to be with me, that I will […]

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Thank God It's Back to School Time

Thank God It’s Back to School Time!

I have never valued a straightforward routine so much as when I became a mother. If you had asked me twenty years ago what I thought about the idea of my days being neatly laid out like the school clothes I donned in my youth, I’d have laughed in your face while frolicking away and […]

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