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Raising a mini-me and looking into the mirror

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Raising a mini-me is a thrill. I watch my daughter and see myself in everything she does. For example, her sweet soul helps people...

Keeping Him Close: The Story of a Purse

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This is a story about a purse. My mother-in-law carried one specific purse, a well-made but nondescript brown leather bag, every day for more than...

How makeup makes me a better mom

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I'm a mom. Why bother with makeup? I’ve never been particularly gifted at self-beautification. Imagine one of those meticulously coiffed hairdressers who work the chairs...

Learning from our children: What our kids can teach US

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Yes, I know, this is so cliché, and at the same time so necessary. I'll never stop emphasizing how important it is to learn...

Confessions Of An Ex-Mommy Shamer

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Hi, my name is Kammi, and I was a mommy shamer. I'm not proud of this, and it's not easy to say, but it's...

A Gentle Reminder to Throw Out the Lists and to Snuggle...

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A mama friend said to me recently that sometimes snuggles are the most important thing you can do all day. Not only is this...

What Black History Month means to Me as a White Mom

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Black History Month has just ended. Our work has not. February 1st began a month-long celebration of the achievements of African Americans throughout our history....

I learned 52 lessons in my 52 Weeks of Being Mom

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It's been a year since the doctor proudly proclaimed "it's a baby boy" and my entire life changed. That's 12 months, 52 weeks, 365...

What about the stuff? Lessons in becoming a family

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Last fall I remarried and gained two “bonus” kiddos. In retrospect, while going from a family of three to a family of six and...

Building Relationships:: Lessons for My Daughters and Adults, Too

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Building relationships is hard Recently, after conversations with friends and a few posts on the internet, I had some thoughts swarming in my head about...