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Motherhood

The True Gift of Motherhood: It is Not a Job

A job is defined as working for money. Motherhood is defined as working harder than any job in the world, and doing it for free. Motherhood is not a job; if it were a job, I would have a loaded bank account. With (almost) five little ones, homeschooling, and staying sane through the emotions that […]

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How can we be mindful of how we mother?

Sometimes I call it Conscious Mothering. It may help to call it Mindful Mothering, especially if you have a mindfulness practice already. What is it? It’s mothering with awareness so that we don’t, to the best of our ability, react. We choose our actions and our words, rather than living only in reaction to our […]

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The Mile High Mamas Miracle

I was biking home after dropping off my kids at school when my iPhone rang. Little did I know that message would be the makings of The Mile High Mamas Miracle.  Every Mother’s Day, I issue an invitations for Denver moms to tell their story.  One year, it was their own experiences in becoming a […]

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"The Curse" and Delusions of Grandeur

When you were young, did your parents ever say to you, “I hope when you get married you have a child who acts JUST LIKE YOU!” My parents never said this to me because it’s something you say to your naughty children, not your perfect children. (My younger brother used to call me “Perfect Child” […]

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A little visit from Reality

“Sometimes I miss my old life,” I mutter to myself, as I am sitting at my computer, looking at my calendar, phone in hand. All of a sudden, Reality slaps me in the face. “Which old life?” she spats at me. “The one where you worked so hard to get into a private college, studied […]

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My Wedding Day and Jewish Sasha Fierce

I picked out my white Marilyn Monroe style wedding dress, the pearl baby’s breath hair pins, and an understated cubic zirconium round cut pendant.  My choices were more limited as the wedding planner presented my fiancé and I with a small menu of options for the bouquet, the boutonniere and the celebrant.  This was a fancy […]

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BBC Viral Video: The Mom Edition

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve seen the hilarious viral video of Robert E. Kelly, the so-called “BBC Dad” whose kids wandered into the room while he was doing a Skype interview on South Korean politics. But have you seen “BBC mom?” Satirical news and entertainment show hosted by Jono (Pryor) and Ben (Boyce). As […]

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