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honestly

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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Encouraging Your Brave Collective

It was the hour before I was to launch the New York Brave Collective, and I received a text. Her curls bounce as she smiled to the camera, sending a clear message to her mother, far away. I want you to know, right now, that I am proud of you and happy about what you are doing. read more

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How Motherhood Is Like The Velveteen Rabbit

A child’s voice is louder than the world’s, the one telling me I need to lose weight, the one saying I should put on makeup or dye my hair or wear brand-name clothes. The one glancing enviously at other women, the one that nearly killed me when I was an anorexic teenager. read more

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An Interview with a Chief Gratituder

What is it about hand-written notes? For whatever reason paper and pen makes words mean more. Suddenly, you have encountered a gesture of goodness transforming your whole day. Let us introduce you to Matt Richardson, cool dude, chief gratituder, believer in handshakes and paper and pens. read more

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Gathering Together

When her group almost had to stop meeting, Jules was one of the moms to step up and join the Leadership Team. She knew moms needed MOPS, but had no idea how much their community would need MOPS in the coming months. read more