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Motherhood

Motherhood Musings: We are the treasure keepers

I am the keeper.   I am the keeper of schedules. Of practices, games, and lessons. Of projects, parties, and dinners. Of appointments and homework assignments.   I am the keeper of information. Who needs food 5 minutes before a meltdown occurs and who needs space when he gets angry. Whether there are clean clothes […]

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Confessions of a (former) perfectionist mom

No one really talks about how challenging the transition from perfectionist to parent can be. Or how parenting as a perfectionist can consume so much of the energy you don’t have. Before motherhood, I was a perfectionist in many aspects of my life. I am slowly transitioning out of it, but I will likely always […]

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Is your inability to receive help a trust issue?

I have a few wonderful friends who have been deeply wounded by their former spouses and are trying to navigate healing while learning to love again.  They said these sentiments really resonated. Worth It The inability to receive support from others is a trauma response. Your “I don’t need anyone, I’ll just do it all […]

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'When Mommy is Sad': A Colorado Mom's Journey Through Depression

We recently learned about a beautiful children’s book “When Mommy is Sad” written by Heidi Bartle, a Colorado mom who has struggled with depression and bipolar disorder. In the book, she explores her feelings and actions and their impact on her family. She shares her steps toward recovery include self-care, meeting with doctors, taking medication, […]

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Mom Blog: On Being a Good (and Bad) Mother

For the past several years, we have run this article on Being a Good (and Bad) Mother on our mommy blog for Mother’s Day. It is a good reminder of why we’re in this together and you are enough. Every year, mothers are celebrated on that one special May day (which is not to be […]

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