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9 Things I Want My Daughter to Know About Her Body Before She’s 9

“Body-positive” “Body-confident” “Body-shaming” These are the body-buzz-words of our lives. Sorting through all of these image-related sound bites and messages is really difficult to do when everywhere you look the human body is on display for critique, by everyone. One thing’s for sure though: If you are a Mom and you have a daughter, you […]

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Having a Baby Boy Helped Me Trust Men Again

I had a rough introduction to the male side of the human race from the get go. A series of unfortunate events beginning around the age of 4 years old left me feeling vulnerable and broken. Instance after instance of negative, harsh, and even abusive treatment, some minor and some serious, slowly built a worldview […]

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“I’m Fine”…and Other Lies Moms Tell

My husband had asked me three times already. “What’s WRONG??” We were driving to church and I was visibly upset about a situation that had come up rather quickly just prior to our leaving the house. I was trying to keep it together so as to avoid messing up my makeup and letting my carefully […]

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