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He Calls Me “Ommy”

Some mothers enter motherhood through the miracle of pregnancy. Others through the arduous, yet deeply fulfilling, journey of adoption. Still others through the glorious magic of marriage. I entered this hallowed place through transition. I am a transgender mom living just north of Midtown in Oklahoma City. Okay, the only reason I included the superfluous […]

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Simple Ways to Make Books Part of Your Child’s “Play”

As a teacher, I often get questions from friends about what they can be doing to prepare their child for school. My usual answer is: nothing! Let them play! Children learn through play and rich experiences. But I’ve come to understand that “just play,” doesn’t mean the same thing to everyone. Many of us have […]

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4 Steps to Rock Bedtime Every Night

I am sure that I’m preaching to the choir when I say motherhood is kinda like a series of trial and error experiments. Sometimes you find things that really work for your family, and other times you stand there scratching your head and wondering where it went wrong. I will also preface this by saying, […]

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To the Mom Struggling With Self-Esteem

I see you pulling at your leggings, making sure they’re high enough to hold in that stubborn leftover baby weight. I see you checking the mirror one last time before you leave the house, only to decide to apply just a little more concealer. I see you putting those dressy high heels back on the […]

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Mom Confession: I Don’t Like Babies

I never thought I’d have kids. I didn’t want any. I never spent time picking out the perfect baby names or thinking about what they might look like. I never worried about carrying on any family legacy. I always thought I’d be perfectly content with being single and climbing the corporate ladder. But, in the […]

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