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The Fable of Balance, Revisited
Mommy↹Society

The Fable of Balance, Revisited

When I think of “balance,” an image of a scale comes to mind, a scale that is either being filled or is already carrying a load or two. One scale pan may be heavier; both may be equal. If a burden is added to…

July 15, 2018
The Beauty in B-Words
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The Beauty in B-Words

My son, Jrue, is a static, stereotypical five-year-old right now. He holds long conversations, directly correlated to “why” something is so, and responds with the cutest laughter when something is funny to him. He likes the idea of his many toy cars crashing and, much like at his gender brick wall, physically demonstrates his…

July 1, 2018
"Mommy Finger, Mommy Finger," and Other Sports
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“Mommy Finger, Mommy Finger,” and Other Sports

The song and its repetitive tune gets stuck on replay in my mental space as soon as I hear it again. Similar to others in its new-age nursery rhyme classification, there are many variations of this melody, and I know each one, thanks to my children’s YouTube Kids viewership. The modulations are…

June 13, 2018
One Million Hair Follicles
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One Million Hair Follicles

I am practicing the school of thought where I speak as positively as possible about my baby girl’s hair so that the good vibes will have a trickle-down effect. This works sort of in the way of the “ask and you shall receive” maxim. In the recent past,…

June 3, 2018
Back Talk and Tears
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Back Talk and Tears

We stood face-to-tummy, a stand-off of sorts, him scowling at what had to be a comparable discontent reflecting back. I had instructed Jrue, “No, not right now,” and how did he respond? By screeching his initial question again, much too loudly, and throwing his arms back in an apparent rage.  …

May 24, 2018
Dreaming About Being Pregnant
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Dreaming About Being Pregnant

Allow me to preface this message with one surely emphatic, public notification of my own full cognizance: I am not pregnant. The reason I know I am not pregnant is because my cycle arrives every 25th day.   It’s like taxes.   Additionally, I will not become pregnant in…

May 9, 2018
To Baby Girl At Age 2
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To Baby Girl At Age 2

To our daughter, who just turned two years old: We are truly so proud of you already. We are ecstatic to see you getting taller every time you wake up and we love listening to your newly-formed words. Mommy hears you taking her advisement: She…

April 15, 2018
Marathon of the 2
Kids↹Sports

Marathon of the 2

My baby girl will be two years old tomorrow. I can’t say that I didn’t see this coming; along with the natural progression of childhood, time has its way of speeding and slowing in unconventional intervals. This first year with a little girl has truly…

April 12, 2018
What Parents Know For Sure
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What Parents Know For Sure

There is no manual for parenthood, as much as we want it to be true. Parenting strategy usually arrives in ebb-and-flow, trial-and-error form, as much as we want it not to be true. Over time through the cultural doctrine of verbal pass-down, parents have developed a semblance of a…

March 28, 2018
Here Come the No's
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Here Come the No’s

When a tornado may develop, there are several atmospheric signs to look for. The sky may turn green. The wind may stop abruptly. Hail may pelt the ground. A cloud of debris approaches. Conditions become way too dangerous to human fragility. Everyone must take cover for safety.  A similar…

March 24, 2018