Dear Mom in Recovery

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Dear Mom in Recovery, I see you. I see you fighting to be a new person. I see you fighting to beat the stigma and the odds. I see your passion and desire to be the best mom for your babies, the...
Attention: Have you ever waited in a carpool line? Then you may be entitled to some compensation. Because what in the Chrysler Town & Country is going on with the drop-offs these days? Please tell me I’m not the only mom three...
You read that correctly. Partners, tell her to pack her bag and get out. Offer to drop her off, even, just to ensure that she gets there and actually goes inside and doesn't end up back on the porch...
You're a woman in the work force, with a stable job.  You enjoy what you do and are happy to contribute financially.  Before you know it, you're preggers and figuring out maternity leave, childcare and the like.  Maybe you...
In case you haven’t heard, Grandparents Day is coming up. Yes, this is an actual holiday (or day of observance, if that matters), and yes, there are cards in the card aisle for this very purpose. It falls on...
I've been surprised to find that the tug-of-war about whether I should stop breastfeeding and when is as strong today, after having my third child, as it was years ago when I had my first child. We do a...
I forgot to say "I love you." I had already read two books, answered 30 questions, given five drinks, said three prayers, sang at least ten songs and was about to literally pull the hair out of my head. It...
If you're like me, you've experienced moments of pure joy, extreme sadness, and basically every other emotion in between, sometimes all within the same day throughout this pandemic parenting period. (My sister refers to this as the "coronacoaster".) Back in...
You know that feeling in the pit of your stomach when you trip on the pavement and, for a split second, you think you're going to faceplant but you find your footing and everything turns out okay? That's what...
I’m Protestant, my husband’s family is Catholic, my stepfamily is Jewish, and my kids are blessed. Growing up in my small town there was no diversity. Not ethnically or religiously. Unless of course, you consider the differences between the Baptist...
Saturdays revolve around college football in our house, and it's not because of my husband or our kids. It's because of me and my love for the sport. Let's go back to my sophomore year in college (only two decades...
“We are in a bad situation. Please help me sister.” “Samira,* are you okay? Are you in danger?” “After one hour the firing start.” The messages came rapidly, a repetitious clanging of alerts, a dissonant sound alongside the staccato laughter and carefree...

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