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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 …

mom talk by Jami Amerine

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 …

mom law by Jami Amerine

If Moms Ruled the World: Mom Law

If Moms Ruled the World: Mom Law If moms ruled the world, Mom Law would make life run much smoother.  Maybe not every day, especially not Mondays, but for just a moment, let’s look at how different things might be.  I got a text from my oldest daughter this week, it was a news article accompanied by a vomiting emoji. The minute I saw it, I pictured myself retching too.   The article was about comedian John Crist, an internet viral …

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The Difference: Wishing, Praying, and Believing

The Difference: Wishing, Praying, and Believing There is a difference between wishing, praying and believing.  For years I somehow bundled these things. Only recently have I categorized them as separate and the difference is stark.   At our house, school started this week.   And it was a hard week.  The biggest difference between meet the teacher night 19 years ago and last Tuesday is, I am old.  Nineteen years ago we took my now 24-year-old daughter to meet Mrs. Cox. …

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Mom Boss: Effective Advocacy

It is safe to assume if you are reading this, you are a curious a mom.  The title “mom,” rarely doesn’t have some descriptive attached to it. Soccer, bad, good, working, stay-at-home, world’s best, foster, adoptive, step, certainly I have left off a few, but you get the gist.   Mom is a mixed bag of love, reward, joy, pain, and sleeplessness.  It is only fair I warn you spring chicken moms, yes, newborns are hard.  The terrible twos were invented by …

Daughters for Sale: Raising Our Girls Without a Price Tag

Daughters for Sale: Raising Our Girls Without a Price Tag The blow-ups between my husband and me about money are few and far between.  On Thursday we will celebrate our 27th wedding anniversary. I am happy to report that we are still in love.  Some days we are only in like with each other, other days we are ga-ga, like a sappy rom-com. However, today was not one of those days.  We had ourselves a little tiff, that turned into …