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THE Talk :: Open and Honest

Little Laundry Talks There must be some kind of unspoken rule that when Mom is folding laundry (or using the bathroom, but I won’t go there), the kids are ready to have serious talks. I remember some of my most in-depth conversations growing up happened while folding towels with my mom. It really must be a […]

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My Husband Is Not a Babysitter

For two years now, I have been a stay-at-home mom. As rewarding and fulfilling as it is to care for my kids, I inevitably have commitments come up that require my husband to watch them. When this occurs, it never fails that someone asks him how he’s going to handle a day alone with his […]

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Realistic Family Goals for the New Year

“I don’t have time” and “I wish I could” are two phrases I’m guilty of using way too often. My husband constantly reminds me that realistic expectations yield a much better mood for everyone, and he has never been more right. I constantly find myself consumed in everyday life from our morning routine of rushing […]

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Three Generations of Tough-Love

Three Generations My great-grandmother became a mom at age 17, and she gave lots of motherly advice to my grandmother, who became a mom at 20. She called it a mother’s “tough-love.” She was able to pass on this motherly advice to her daughters when they became new moms. While I did not have the […]

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When All You Have is Not Enough

Failing My Children I have been in the role of mom for six years now; well six and a half, but who’s counting? During these past six years, as I have submitted myself to the refining process of motherhood, I have become acutely aware of my own brokenness. Finding that in some circumstances, more than […]

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Happy Birthday, SAFE Kids Alabama!

With so much sad news in the world, it’s refreshing to hear positive news around our children’s safety. This year, Children’s of Alabama is celebrating the 30th year of the SAFE Kids Alabama chapter, and 30 years of progress in keeping our children safe. From the very beginning, the purpose of SAFE Kids Alabama was […]

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