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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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A Mother Finds Her Way Home

For a moment I fold the page, close the cover, lean back and remember Korean days: that tiny square apartment beside the fire station, stamps in our passports and as many countries as possible stitched onto my backpack. Some days, I stare out the window with mugs of tea and wonder how I got here. read more

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In This Together

The challenge: What about moms of kids with special needs in Brazil? Alessandra Rigazzo, Coordinator for the MOPS group in Franca, São Paulo, was meeting with her pastor when the idea for the special needs MOPS group began. 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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The One To-Do List You Cannot Live Without

My husband is on paternity leave, and I don't know how I'd do this without him, how anyone does. This two to three -- suddenly we don't have laps enough, suddenly, my arms are not long enough, suddenly, a baby is weeping, and so are my sons and I am too. read more