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reality

How to Be Beautiful No Matter the Day

And that's what these African women taught me--that my circumstance does not determine my soul. That how I lift my head and dress my body and do my hair is up to me. We can change our surroundings by dressing in bright colors. We can bring light to a dark place by how we walk into it. read more

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Noticing What’s Right in Front of Me

“Look” her voice was not whiny or demanding, it was awe struck. “Look Mommy each one is different.” And isn’t this cliché? I thought. My child taking time to smell the roses, teaching me to see with new eyes. read more

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Moms Who Change the World, Part One

Every Thursday this month, we are going to share the story of a mom who is changing the world. Because, together, we moms change the world on a daily basis. read more

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Celebrate the Little Things

I practically came out of the womb with a to-do list in my hand. So with Will, my first child, I attacked things such as potty training and teaching him to dress himself with the precision of a special operations team member. In my mind, these were tasks easily conquered. read more

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Thankful for Reality

You see Darling, somewhere along the way I’ve missed the Thanksgiving commercials with the mom trying to nurse the baby in the corner of the packed living room. One hand struggling to keep her kicking babe on her breast, the other pulling the blanket back over her shoulder for the ten zillionth ti read more