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Underpants

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It was rest time at my son’s kindergarten and the teachers diligently prepared the beds for the children, placing their sheet bags (brought from home) on each bed. When my son emptied his bag he was perplexed to find something in addition to his sheets. “Mrs. Lane, Mrs. Lane – there’s something on my bed and I don’t know why it’s there,” he said bewilderedly to his teacher. When his teacher came over to investigate, apparently a smile spread across her face. “Well, Mommy will be pleased.” As it happened, the confusing object on the bed that had fallen out ...
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Play Is Not Just a Little Word

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If your world is like mine, it is full of checklists, shopping lists, reading lists and even a bucket list. But I bet the one list you do not have for your family is a ...
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With Love, From MOPS

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Hello Momma, I actually played with my kids the other day – full-on play: built and flew a kite, grabbed a bat, glove and balls, and drove to the park. Perhaps I’ll regret revealing this, but ...
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Open Letter to My Kids: You Are the Generation

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Dear Joseph, Elle and Charlotte, Last week a radio host asked me in an interview to make a political statement about the state of the world and how difficult it is to raise kids in this ...
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Underpants

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It was rest time at my son’s kindergarten and the teachers diligently prepared the beds for the children, placing their sheet bags (brought from home) on each bed. When my son emptied his bag he ...
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Play Is Not Just a Little Word

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If your world is like mine, it is full of checklists, shopping lists, reading lists and even a bucket list. But I bet the one list you do not have for your family is a ...
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Open Letter to My Kids: You Are the Generation

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Dear Joseph, Elle and Charlotte, Last week a radio host asked me in an interview to make a political statement about the state of the world and how difficult it is to raise kids in this ...
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The Unbirthday

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In Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, Alice stumbles upon a rather strange tea party in which she encounters the Mad Hatter and the March Hare known by all as utterly nutty. These poor fellows find
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When I Feel I am Too Much

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Guilt is my go-to emotion. It is like that perfect little black dress that goes with anything. I can dress it up, I can dress it down. It works for every occasion! Honestly, I don’t ...
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Magic in the Mundane

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Years ago, I had a dreamlike idea of what motherhood would look like. It looked like the time I babysat a 3-year-old boy at the park and we threw sticks over the side of a ...
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Messages of Hope

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Share messages of hope and encouragement with all to see by writing them on this easy DIY felt message board. Materials ½ yard black felt Spray adhesive Frame with backing (any size) Iron on letters: 2 ...
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Beauty in Simplicity

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Another Monday arrives, I feel the weight of yet another week coming: how will I keep the children entertained this week, will my activities measure up and am I doing enough as a mom? Will ...
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Into the Small Places

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The world tells us that what matters most is the grand, the visible, the powerful. But Jesus speaks of children, mustard seeds and yeast (an organism so small it’s invisible to the naked eye!). His ...
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With Love, From MOPS

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Hello Momma, I actually played with my kids the other day – full-on play: built and flew a kite, grabbed a bat, glove and balls, and drove to the park. Perhaps I’ll regret revealing this, but ...
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A Little Closer With JJ Heller

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Share your favorite Mom Hack. I learned this from my mother-in-law. Right before dinner, I set out a plate of raw veggies and call them “tasty treats.” The kids are so hungry that they gladly eat ...
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Call for Submission – May 2017 Blog

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May 2017 Blog – Change  Submission Deadline: Due Date: April 28 (600-900 word count)  Change is inevitable; regardless if we welcome it with open arms or fight it off with clenched fists, it happens. How we choose to engage ...
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Hanging Hope in Motherhood

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Motherhood is a string of hope. I clip up my whispered longings as I breeze along the day with my tiny people in tow. Sometimes when the wind is too strong and those tiny people ...
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Genesis of Hope

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My son hung his head. The words were flat, his voice weak and downcast. “God didn’t answer my prayer. Instead he just gave me a silly face.” The night before when the rash had first ...
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The Habit of Positivity

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If you could look inside my brain you might be surprised to find some pretty negative thoughts: “Nothing works out,” “Everything is too hard,” “He always forgets,” “They always leave messes.” Do I have optimistic ...
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Brave Collective: Nashville

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Traveling south from Nashville, Tennessee, the green hills are lined with white fences. It brings to mind gatherings around farm tables with home-cooked meals. The mood was set as Dalley Galuzzi, Jackie Alvarez and Mandy ...
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Brave Collective: NYC

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We gathered in a second floor Long Island City apartment. It was a couple blocks from the waterfront and the first subway stop in Queens outside of Manhattan. We maneuvered the table into the living ...
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Encouraging Your Brave Collective

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My four-year-old daughter happens to be the biggest fan of me doing the Brave Collective. No, really. She found a shirt with a feather on it and wears it every time I have a Brave Collective ...
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