5 Things I Didn’t Expect To Feel As A Mom

By the age of 27, I was relatively sure I had a firm grasp on my sense of self. I was confident of my strengths, aware of my weaknesses and straddled both in my own personal comfort zone. Then I gave birth to my first child, followed by our five…

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I Didn’t Want To Go

I didn’t want to go to my son’s practice tonight. I’m sure some will immediately think, “What kind of mother says such a thing?” Well, I guess…me. It had nothing to do with my little boy or his football coach or team or the fact that they were having practice….

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I Didn’t Know I Loved — A Mother’s Day Poem

This morning I was notified by Facebook that I have memories to look back on. Breaking typical morning routine protocol, I called my 7-year-old, Ivy, up on the bed with me to watch what turned out to be videos from when my daughter first learned the word “mine” and where…

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Your Dog May Very Well Hate Hugs, But This ‘Study’ Didn’t Prove It

Dog lovers around the Internet are having a crisis: Science has proven that dogs hate hugs. Just kidding, that didn’t exactly happen. But you’d think it had based on numerous headlines like “Your Dog Hates Hugs,” “Science Says Dogs Don’t Like Hugs” and “You Need To Stop Hugging Your Dog, Study Finds.” These…

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