Tag Archives: parenting

Yes, Mom. Parenting IS Harder These Days.


One day when Pascal was about 1o months old, my Mom said, “Jeez. You guys sure make this look hard.” Referring to parenting.  Now, my Mom is a great mom and a fantastic grandmother. She’ll offer advice is you ask … Continue reading

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The Greatest Of All Illusions Is The Illusion Of Control.


As a mother, I’ve always intended to put my children’s well-being in God’s hands. But the truth is, from pregnancy on I’ve felt responsible for feeding them, protecting them, and loving them. I’ve been under the illusion of control when … Continue reading

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Putting An End To Mother Blaming


By Dr. Peggy Drexler Orginally posted on The Conversation. Having a boy compounded the sense of responsibility I felt as a new mother. The world seemed to expect more. Those raised expectations brought with them an even higher level of anxiety, due … Continue reading

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You Are Not A Terrible Parent If….


I am in a season of my life right now where I feel bone-tired almost all of the time. Ragged, how-am-I-going-to-make-it-to-the-end-of-the-day, eyes burning exhausted. I have three boys ages5 and under. I’m not complaining about that. Well, maybe I am a … Continue reading

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Who Am I?…. This is Julia


One of Life’s greatest questions has always been: Who am I? In Oprah’s Next Chapter Interviews she asks a couple of key questions. One of which is who are you (here)? However, sometimes the questions are more important than the answers. … Continue reading

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Waiting To Exhale


“I’m black on the Inside!” This is what my husband and I, humorously, tell ourselves any time we find ourselves in a position providing a sympathetic and compassionate point of view towards a “black” persons struggle in Life or when … Continue reading

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In Her Shoes….


I’m probably just like any other woman who loves shoes.  There’s just something about them; but realistically speaking, have me wear high heels for more than an hour – no way! I’m a creature of comfort – – give me … Continue reading

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