lessons

Good At Falling

“Know what, mama? It’s a good thing I’m good at falling.”

In a flash, my daughter was back on her feet and just a few steps forward, she was letting herself sink into the snow once more. “I love this, mama! I’m so good at falling!”

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My Parents Stole My Identity. I Won’t Let Them Steal My Future. 

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I’ve built my life from ashes, and I’ve filled it with intentional kindness and trust. My parents stole yesterday. I won’t let them take tomorrow.

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How To Maintain Your Sanity Around A Compulsive Liar

Knowing a few compulsive liars over the course of my life has taught me some things.

Knowing a few compulsive liars over the course of my life has taught me some things. Living during Trump’s presidency has reinforced them.

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I'm Glad I Chose Myself Over My Boyfriend​

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I smiled and walked out the door, choosing myself over a guy, choosing my business over a person who wanted me to be someone I no longer was.

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Let's Stop Calling Them "Failed" Relationships

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Being vulnerable enough to get into a relationship is a win — is it helpful to think of the experience we gain intimately relating to another as a failure?

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This Is How It’s Done: Teaching My Child What I Never Learned Growing Up

I can foster confidence in hands-on parenting. I'm teaching my child what I never learned.

By learning from my husband what confident parenting looks like, I can foster confidence in hands-on parenting. I'm teaching my child what I never learned.

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Talking To (And Teaching) Our Kids About 9/11

image credit: Mariah Aro Sharp @mightymooseart

Talking with our kids about tragedy will never be easy, but it will always be important.

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Judge Other Mothers And The Universe WILL Slap You Right In Your Face

Chances are, you actually DON'T know how to raise their kid better than they do.

By the time he was two, I was ready to give him to my sister-in-law.

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7 Things You'd Better Know About A DIY Brazilian Wax

yeah, pretty much this position

If you're brave enough to take the DIY Brazilian plunge, these tips are a must-read. As in, tip #6: It hurts, but not more than having a baby. Good to know.

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21 Life Lessons I Want To Share With My Daughter On Her 21st Birthday

Listen more than you talk. This is going to be hard for you, because you are my child and my mouth runs like a duck’s ass. Image: author.

Her birth turned my life upside down in the very best way a tiny human can; and through her, I’ve learned some of the most profound life lessons.
By “profound lessons,” I mean, “I have fucked up a lot of times.”

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