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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 instead of compassionately, the one that nearly killed me when I was an anorexic teenag 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

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The Loaded Word

Success, now that is a loaded word. We are all told we want it and should go after it, with varying messages and results. Your parents want to see you have success in life, you want your kids to succeed. I was told to be better, have better, to succeed. There was never any plan of action. read more

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Jill’s House

This month, we’re highlighting Jill’s House. It is an organization set-up to provide rest for families with children with special needs. It can be overwhelming, and Jill’s house is there to provide that respite. read more