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What My Daughter Taught Me About Beauty

As she worked on me, I realized how little time I spent on my appearance. When I take the girls to preschool or their early childhood classes, I feel accomplished if their teeth are brushed and their hair is braided, up in buns or pigtails. read more

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A Rose By Any Other Name

Let’s face it, the word feminine has baggage. Not only has it been hijacked by the tampon industry, it has morphed into an insult extraordinaire. read more

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I Am Beautiful And I Know It

The boys are asleep tucked in their bunk beds. It’s the after-hours, filled with dark chocolate and folding laundry. The hours in which mothers remember they are human. read more

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Compassion is meant to be shared

When I saw pictures of little children growing up in such poverty, my “mommy heart” just couldn’t bear it. read more

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The Day I Showered

Backing silently from the lamb swing, I ignored dirty dishes, an overflowing laundry hamper, the kitchen trash. With only one mission, I sidestepped a dust bunny the size of a tumbleweed into the shower. read more