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What becoming a mother does to a woman

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This morning I will go and speak to a group of young mothers, and although sometimes women tell me that I seem confident and knowledgeable when I teach, when what I really feel is crazy uncertain, especially in the hours leading up to the time where I will open my mouth. It’s not that I have too little to say, it’s that I have too much, because I turn inward…

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They Become People

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So there’s a little thing happening over in my house that’s changing everything about my life. The little ones, the little people who used to require feeding and clothing and keeping from death nearly every day–those little ones are becoming people. Real people. They aren’t just need-machines anymore. I really have to be honest and tell you, my soul just takes a deep breath on that. If my soul could…

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A gift for the mommas, part two

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Hey Momma-I had no idea.  I had no idea that were so many of you who needed to hear those simple words. (This won’t make sense until you read yesterday’s post). Don’t get me wrong, sisters, I’m glad I got to encourage you. But it makes me sort of sad to think that we are all in the same mothering boat, whether we work or not, yet we all seem…

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A letter to stay-at-home moms

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I have needed to write this for a long time. I was standing over some chicken last night and it came to me that I have so much to say to every stay-at-home mom in this little blogging land. I was cooking that chicken and it tasted good. It tasted good, I tell you. I don’t know how many of you mommas out there can make consistently good chicken but…

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Sky Angels

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  Original Post: 8/10/2008 The original title of this post was going to be “Nicole’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.” In a moment of insanity, I thought it would be a good idea to fly my own three children plus my niece and nephew to Huntsville, AL for a glorious visit with Mimi, Pop-Pop and my own grandparents. I was confident I could handle the 3 1/2 hour…

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Ducks

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Ducks They were small, palm-sized. They huddled together in the murky water, jostling each other. One would give a small peep and the others quickly formed a line behind him. They would travel a few feet, only to dissolve back to the huddle and push someone else to the front. Already this was not my usual routine–my infant son had woken before dawn and so I plopped him in the…

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