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When Mama Messes Up

We tend to associate feeling ashamed with the dark secrets of our past, but sometimes shame can strike in ordinary places like the grocery store. Believe it or not, there can be a bright side to these mundane moments of shame. read more


The Unfurling

The frustration threatens to seep out of me. It’s there just under the surface and it fogs my vision. It’s all led up to this moment, the one with my sweet little boy who thinks that waiting ten minutes for dinner is the worst news he could ever receive. read more


The Important Thing About Yelling

My older daughter had gotten out a stool accidentally dumped an entire bag of rice on the floor. As a million tiny grains pelleted the floor like rain, my child's eyes welled up with tears. And that's when I saw it -- the fear in her eyes as she braced herself for her mother's tirade. read more