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I cry every time I read birth stories. Even the stories of total strangers. I’ll be sitting in a Panera eating baked potato soup and trying to unobtrusively wipe away my trails of mascara because I can’t take my eyes off the achingly beautiful descriptions of how life comes into the world. Life, life, wild […]

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I have so many thing to tell you I don’t know where to begin. Sometimes your head can be full of words but your body is full of aches and pains from a week and a half worth of packing boxes and moving. So while your head really, really wants to share all that you’re […]

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Before we got married, I told my husband that I didn’t plan to have children. I may not have put it quite as politely as that. But I was carrying around a gut wound of leftover childhood junk, and it had convinced me that I’d rather run far away than have kids. It was a […]

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You guys, some days you’re sitting in Panera trying to pick out a new pair of leggings for your daughter online and scrolling through the fun updates about The Dress – when you get a message from a friend in South Africa. And she shares a photo that was taken just a few hours ago […]

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On Friday’s we silence the inner critic. The loudest of all naysayers. And on Fridays we remind ourselves that The Word is for us and loves us and welcomes us. Your words are safe here. So come and write with us. Together. On one word for five minutes. Here are all the details. And then […]

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My arm has long since fallen asleep and I’m amazed again by how heavy a nearly three-year-old can feel. I lie pressed up against her in the bed and watch her chest rise and fall. She smells wonderful. I like to press my lips against her tiny palm, her chest and feel the space where […]

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