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Who Says?

I’m not ashamed to admit it: I love this song. I sing it to my daughter at least once a day. You’ve got every right To a beautiful life I try to remember to sing it to myself once in … Continue reading

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Perfect

You’re so mean When you talk About yourself, you were wrong Change the voices in your head Whenever I hear those lyrics, I think about my mother. She’s constantly telling me not to say mean things about her daughter. And … Continue reading

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Is This The Key to Self Esteem?

Yesterday, I spent about 30 minutes of my work day in a live web chat talking about cheerleading with Varsity and The Motherhood. Oh, yes, I did. One – I was paid to participate and promote the talk beforehand via … Continue reading

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On Faces And Eyes, Specifically Mine.

It was a mistake.  An error in a shipping label or a database glitch, maybe, but a mistake for sure. And yet this completely coincidental accident seemed anything but coincidental. **** It was odd for me to email her.  Although … Continue reading

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We Break From Our Regularly Scheduled Drama To Do Something Good

Kevin of Always Home and Uncool has asked me to post this as part of his effort to raise awareness in the blogosphere of juvenile myositis, a rare autoimmune disease his daughter was diagnosed with on this day seven years … Continue reading

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We Break From Our Regularly Scheduled Drama To Do Something Good

Kevin of Always Home and Uncool has asked me to post this as part of his effort to raise awareness in the blogosphere of juvenile myositis, a rare autoimmune disease his daughter was diagnosed with on this day seven years … Continue reading

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She’ll be a woman, soon. A hairy, hairy woman who can reach anything she wants in the whole wide world.

“Is this for the shower?” Emma asked. I was going through my morning “get ready” routine while she and Devin waited patiently for me to take them to school. “Yep,” I replied. “What’s it do?” she asked. “It takes your … Continue reading

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A Photo Essay. For Emma.

Emma, Some day I will write down your very own Story of The Day You Were Born and you will carry on a tradition started by my own mom. Some day you will sit long enough to listen to me … Continue reading

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The thong butt story I keep forgetting to tell you

There are two things you need to know to understand what I’m about to tell you: 1) Once in a while, I wear a thong. As in that underwear that is mostly loin cloth in the front and string up … Continue reading

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Why you should teach kids the real names of their body parts

I pride myself on being one of those moms. You know. The enlightened mom. My kids have seen me naked and no one oohs or ahhs or runs screaming from the room. They know girls have boobs. Meh. No big … Continue reading

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