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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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Lipstick on a New Mom

After three days of caring for a new human on almost no sleep and with zero experience, my confidence was gone. I smiled weakly back at the stranger. If the lipstick wasn’t right for me, I was too tired to care. read more

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True Femininity

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Recently I read an article about how girls get complimented by adults on their appearance about a gazillion to one compared to boys, while boys are more likely to get complimented on their abilities and talents. read more

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What Every Child Needs to Know Before Entering School

We’re there, in the school parking lot with yellow buses and big kids with paper bag lunches and brand-new sneakers and my heart hurts and I’m thinking of all the things I didn’t get you that I should have. read more