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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...

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....

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...

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...