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Tag: perspective

The Importance of Chosen Family

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How do you define family? For a lot of people, when they think of family, they think of their parents, siblings, aunts, and uncles,...

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...

Books that Teach My Young Daughters About Civil Rights

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On Monday, January 21st, we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  On this national holiday, we remember and honor Dr. Martin Luther King,...

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...

National Adoption Day | Advice from an Adult Adoptee

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National Adoption Day is here, and I'm as happy as my four-year-old wearing her favorite tutu! As I've said before, this is a day...

5 Reasons I “Lose It” With My Kids

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I confess, I have an extremely short fuse.  I "lose it" on my family (specifically, my children) much more than I would care to admit....

Parenting Without Patience: A Lesson in Empathy

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I am the last woman on Earth that has the patience to parent. In truth, I’m awful with big emotions and talking back. I...

Motherhood Has Changed My Social Life

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When I was pregnant, my friends were so excited to hang out with me and the baby. Now that he's here, it seems that...