Category Archives: Motherhood

Reflections on what really matters

You are My Friend (so I gotta help us out here . . . )

Women have created quite a name for themselves lately. “I’m a vulva.” “I’m angry.” “I’m nasty.” “I’m afraid.” I’d like to refresh this conversation in ways we hope our daughters will mimic. Instead of clenching fists, maybe we can open our hands a little on what it really means to be a woman and offer a […]


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U R My Daughter, So…(a tribute to our Olivia)

Our daughter turned 14 yesterday. We redid her room for high school. We shopped. Lunched. Laughed hard through photo shoots with her best friend. Went toilet papering. Celebrated .. and this I wrote for her: U R My Daughter, So … I promise to live as long as I can and take care of my body, while […]


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U R a Fighter (3 Ways to Fight for What You Want)

There is an old wood sign that hangs outside our laundry room door. It reads: HOME. When things went sideways in my marriage, I used to stand under that sign, folding laundry, watching the kids play in the yard, and dig in my heels. I am one stubborn woman, but this time my stubbornness was the […]


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U R a Momma So …

U R a Momma So: You are a vessel to the future. You are a molder and a shaper, a giver of gifts and grace. You signed your name on the dotted line the day she was born. You carried her home in fresh blankets and lace. You became her source for snacks and juice […]


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