Tag: parenting

Not Your Typical Soccer Moms

The Not-So-Perfect Side Of Motherhood We’ve All Been In

A frustrated mother shares her frustration on raising young children as a single parent. The comments in response to this overwhelmed mom were brutal! As women, as sisters, we need that village around us to help us stand strong when we feel weak. We ALL feel weak and overwhelmed from time to time, and most,…
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8 Ways To Help Your Children Get Through A Divorce (While Keeping Your Own Sanity)

In late 2016, my marriage was over.  This is not about who was at fault or who wasn’t, nor is it about anything regarding the marriage.  This is about how I learned to walk with my children through the process and how I learned to keep my sanity during it all. Safe Space:  No matter how…
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Parenting A Child With A Disability

As a mom, one of the most devastating things we can ever hear is that something is wrong with our babies.  The first thing we do is question ourselves and try to find out what we did wrong, or what we didn’t do that we should have, that could have contributed to our child’s disability.…
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Why I Won’t Encourage My Kids To Marry Young

Fairy Tales have been ingrained in us so much so, that you would be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t know of them.  From the time we are young girls we’re shown fairy tales of the “damsel” finding her “prince charming”, and getting married and living happily ever after. Well, fairy tales got it…
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Open Letter To Single Moms On Father’s Day

Dear Single Moms: First, kudos to you! We give you the utmost respect and admiration. You sacrifice and put your children first. Sleepless nights, no days off, runny noses, tears and so much more is what you have your hands full with. Your love is repaid with butterfly kisses, big hugs, cuddles, and I love…
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Flaws And All…

My daughter and I were having a conversation last night. I told her no one is perfect.  We all have flaws, but we must be willing to work on those flaws when they affect others. She thought about my statement for a moment and then asked what flaws did I have?  I had no problem…
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An Unprepared Unequipped Mother

Last Monday my daughter had surgery.  A pretty routine surgery at that.  She had surgery to remove her tonsils and adenoids.  I’ve always heard how simple of a procedure this was, and how quickly kids bounce back from it.  I was unprepared to see the complications my daughter ended up having to endure.  Immediately after…
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The Night the Bed Shook

Soon after being told my marriage was over, my daughter and I moved into a small one bedroom apartment in the middle of Northeast, DC. My possessions were few and my furnishing was meager.  Many times my daughter (then age 6) and I shared a twin bed. One day, as children do, my daughter caught…
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Is A Wife’s Ability To Submit Dependent On Her Husband’s Ability To Lead?

I had a conversation with a friend of mine yesterday and as we were discussing the role of a wife and the role of a husband, we found that there was a common thread in our conversation.  Among what we discussed was what the different churches teach women as far as submission to their husband…
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Breastfeeding Moms: The New Generation

Yesterday while shopping at the Dutch Market with my mother in law, I had my 9 month old baby strapped to my chest in a baby carrier.  Now, like all babies, he of course wanted to nurse, so I pulled the hood over his head and allowed him to start nursing as I continued shopping.…
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