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honestly

To the One Longing to Be Seen

Sometimes it is just hard, this mothering thing. It is hard to be responsible for the shaping of little people. It goes without being said, motherhood is worth it. But sometimes it is hard. Beyond the worry and long nights and work of raising children, it is hard to go unnoticed. To not be seen. read more

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How my Husband and I Stay on the Same Team

Some of us become unrecognizable even to ourselves. These are the best of times and the not-so-best of times, and we can end up taking it all out on the human punching bag that sleeps next to us because, hey, sometimes they do. not. get. it. read more

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Being Present with a Friend in Crisis

She had her hands to her face, and she kept repeating to the lifeguard, “That’s my baby. That’s my baby.” My best friend’s toddler son, my godson, lay blue and unresponsive by the side of the pool, while lifeguards worked tirelessly on him. read more

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Remembering the Girl Who Lives inside You

I spend most of my days with my boys, ages three and five. We spend them close, laughing at each other’s knock-knock jokes and talking about simple things. But some days this house isn’t big enough, and I find myself crying into my toast needing a friend. A grown-up to ask me how I’m doing. read more

be you, bravely

Brave Collective Conversation Guide

It can be easy to hide behind endless Pinteresting and let the conversation be an afterthought. The brave women in attendance and the conversation that is to ensure are the most important part of The Brave Collective. That's why we put together a little guide to help lead brave conversations. read more