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    Parenting

    What Does Your Heart Say?

    Like many in the Motherlucker family, I have been beside myself with grief and anger as I watch the public display of trauma play out in light of the current White House Administration’s zero-tolerance…

    June 30, 2018
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    Parenting

    Inside My Brain

    My beloved Sebastian wrote this essay for his high school application. It is heartfelt and insightful and very, very real. For any parents who are dealing with children who have needs that are special-…

    May 7, 2018
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    Parenting

    Just Listen Mama

    I get asked quite often, “How did you know to do that?”, in response to my parenting. At first I was caught off guard. It’s always in a genuine, kind way, someone looking for…

    March 21, 2018
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    Mom Stuff Parenting

    Don’t Hold Back

    Have you heard of “redshirting?” I first came across the idea while I was trying to get pregnant with my first baby. Back then, I still thought I had a say in the universe’s…

    March 15, 2018
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    Firsts Parenting

    Nutty Kids

    I thought I had done everything right. That I had followed the recommendations, the newest science and was in the clear. My daughter was nearly 20 months old and loved to eat…anything and everything.…

    February 26, 2018
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    Parenting

    Lies We Tell

    “Mommy, what does jail look like?” my sweet but sassy three-year-old daughter asked me from the back seat of the car the other day. I explained (based on nothing but clichés from bad movies)…

    February 19, 2018
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    Advice Parenting

    It’s OK to Make Mistakes

    When we first decided to start a family, I was sure my husband and I would make the most epic parents.  Overconfident?  Maybe just a little.  I did, after all, have my BA in…

    January 16, 2018
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    Parenting

    The Hard Questions

      At least once a day, I get thrown a curveball by one of my kids… A question I can’t answer, a situation I can’t explain, a fear I can’t quell. In this time…

    January 8, 2018
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    Parenting Pregnancy Second baby

    It’s A Boy!

    The medical imaging specialist spilled the beans. Minutes later she sheepishly informed me to wait for confirmation from my physician. She was young, new to the job and in violation of company policy. Though…

    November 16, 2017
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    Parenting

    A Way With Words

    “Honey? Hun? Hun?” I was being summoned. Pretty typical for a Saturday morning, only it wasn’t coming from its usual source. My three year old, Levi, had picked up on what my husband and…

    November 2, 2017