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Mothering the Falsely Accused: Mom Probs

Mothering the Falsely Accused: Mom Probs Among the blog posts, a mom-blogger could write, mothering the falsely accused might not be at the top of the list.  I am fully aware. Perhaps my calling in life is to be the odd mom out. However, I know you are out there. I hear from you every so often. I have had a child or two or six be accused of doing something they absolutely did not do.  Personally, it has happened …

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The Most Important Thing I Say: Mom Talk

The Most Important Thing I Say: Mom Talk The most important thing I say to my children can be categorized in two parts, true wisdom and “mom talk.”  Wisdom is something they embrace, it in some ways defines them and me. Mom talk is regurgitated in heavy doses of misunderstandings and razzing as the children recount the lunacy they believe to be the whole truth.  My oldest is married and runs a successful handmade business.  And my second is a …

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How to Mother Adult Babies Better

How to Mother Adult Babies Better One never stops being a mother, even when she has adult babies. I am writing this at 30,000 feet. My oldest daughter, Maggie and I are flying home from a visit with my youngest biological son, Luke aka the Hippie Baby.  He lives and works at an Ashram. He teaches Ayurvedic classes, yoga, and… other stuff.  Look, I love Jesus. I raised my first batch of children as Christians. They know what I believe. …

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Learning Disabilities: A Blessing

Learning Disabilities: A Blessing Learning disabilities, I propose it is a loaded diagnosis, I call a blessing.  Some will call it a crutch. Others will say it is a tragedy, a malady of disorders and hardships, one wouldn’t wish on their worst enemy.  But, I know some things, just a few things about learning disabilities. And I want to share them with you.   If you know me, you know that I barely made it through high school.  I managed to …

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My Child Can’t Read – Dear Worried Mama

My child couldn’t read either.  I hear you. And I see you. I know the worry and I know, the concern.  And I cannot tell you the magic formula to help your child read. But I have a few things I want to tell you, some encouragement, and maybe a little hope.   My son, who is now a Marine, is married and has a cat, could not read well beyond the “normal” time frame for which a child “should” read.  …

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Military Mom: Home of the Brave

Military Mom: Home of the Brave As a Military mom, the Fourth of July means something different than it used to.  I don’t suppose I was ever very patriotic. I mean, I have fond memories of parades, fireworks, watermelon, and swimming until my 42 cousins and I passed out cold.  And I know the pledge of allegiance, I vote, and I appreciate freedom.  When I think of it. Which is more often now that I have an enlisted child. And …