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3 Ways My Preschooler Benefits from Mommy's Liberal Arts Degrees
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3 Ways My Preschooler Benefits from Mommy’s Liberal Arts Degrees

My bachelor’s degree earned 11 years ago is on display at my parents’ home, nearly always dust-free. The Bachelor of Arts in English was a real result of their faith. Advisors during my first semester in college counseled me to declare a major I was comfortable in and not one to attempt a “leg-up” in…

August 15, 2017
"Mom Brain": A Mom's Perspective
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“Mom Brain”: A Mom’s Perspective

“Mommy brain,” “momnesia,” “preg head,” “baby brain,” or “mom brain drain” is as indigenous an indicator of modern motherhood as “caffeine fix” and “mom-shaming.” However, I cannot help but wonder if “mom brain” derives as a product of societal engagement and from the expectations dumped onto mothers, or persists in something deeper, perhaps innate,…

July 25, 2017
Something Like a Style
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Something Like a Style

“Parenting style” is one of those aggrandized balloon terms that kinda confuses me. Ideas about my disorientation regard the implied identification that there is one singular pattern of behavior a parent displays in the parenting of their children, regardless of the behavior of the child. Similar to the generality…

July 14, 2017
How to Be a Good Mom
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How to Be a Good Mom

Oftentimes, our popular culture adopts or invents a term or phrase that sticks so perfectly, and defines so succinctly, that there becomes no other way to describe that thing from that moment forward. New words that we can no longer shake off include “selfie,” “binge-watch,” “photobomb,” “ping,” “airball,” and “yowza,”…

July 7, 2017
Mommy's Travel Confessional
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Mommy’s Travel Confessional

From our home in Georgia to my parent’s home in Virginia lies 572 miles of pretty lakes and weird construction and leagues of expressway, not to mention the largest fireworks emporium in history looming just off I-85. Between here and my husband’s family in Illinois…

June 20, 2017
I Am More Than "Mom"
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I Am More Than Just “Mom”

A mom is the inherent usher of her children’s physical, spiritual, emotional, mental, and all-aligned development. Increasingly today, she could be the only one. Likely, this assignment does not flow seamlessly every minute of every day. Moms usually have to tightrope a sometimes unrealistic…

May 12, 2017
Invariant Hurdles
Kids↹Sports

Invariant Hurdles

In this life, individual lessons sit beneath strategic obstacles spiked like minefields on our racecourses. We have to hurdle over our own obstacles as we speed forward through space, careful to completely clear them, seeking them out in our peripherals, then rearviews. We collect the…

May 2, 2017
Hot Dogs and Tater Tots
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Hot Dogs and Tater Tots

A major task in parenting is in ensuring that the children eat every day. This is an undertaking much easier said than done, not because of the shortage of food options for children, but because those options can be met with some level of resistance. I often…

April 16, 2017
A Backpack Note from Dad
Daddy↹Society

A Backpack Note from Dad

Hey Jrue Bear and Mook, As we are coming up on your first year of life, Jai, and your fourth year, Jrue, I wanted to check in with you both to see if I’m on track. Well. Am I? I know neither of you can read well or even talk completely clearly at…

April 11, 2017