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What My Daughter Taught Me About Beauty

As she worked on me, I realized how little time I spent on my appearance. When I take the girls to preschool or their early childhood classes, I feel accomplished if their teeth are brushed and their hair is braided, up in buns or pigtails. read more

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I Am Beautiful And I Know It

The boys are asleep tucked in their bunk beds. It’s the after-hours, filled with dark chocolate and folding laundry. The hours in which mothers remember they are human. read more

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Bully in the Lingerie Store

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Lipstick on a New Mom

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True Femininity

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