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One Child is not a Selfish Choice

I was advised not to have more children after a high-risk pregnancy resulting in a preemie son. I'm still judged for my decision to have an only child.

It’s Time to Redefine “Mom Hair”

To me, mom hair means hair that is way too long and far too neglected. I have not had a haircut since before my second child was born.

What It Really Means to Love “Like a Mother”

Loving like a mother is simply defined by the object of that love. When you love someone unconditionally, you love like a mother.

Painting the Yellow Room

When we got our new house, we painted one of the rooms yellow. I always thought of it as the baby's room. And then I had fertility issues.

My Kids Take Melatonin: Don’t Judge Me

My children take melatonin. Every. Single. Night. We refer to their nightly doses as their “meds.” As in, “Are you ready to brush your teeth, or do you still need your meds?”

Five More Minutes

Five more minutes has forever been the lament of my son. It started with bedtimes when he was young, and continued through to high school.

Motherhood Means Letting Go

I consider walking him right back to our house where he belongs because he is not ready for school. Still, I know the truth: He is plenty ready—I am not.

Equality vs. Equity: Teaching My Boys the Difference

An innocent dinner exchange helped my kids learn about issues much more complex than chicken wings. Equality and equity.

How I Got My Kids to Help Take Care of the Dogs

Our daughters’ love for the dogs continues to grow every day and so does their interest in helping to take care of them.

Confession: I Don’t Want to be Mommy

Right now, today: I don’t want to be Mommy. I want this season to pass. I want to wake up on the other side of their childhood.