Motherhood

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The Mother I Wish I Could Hug

I woke up early on this Saturday morning. It’s rainy, and the perfect day to sleep in, but I couldn’t sleep. It’s chilly in the house, so I made coffee, wrapped up in a...

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The baby we will never meet

I’m pregnant. Most women when they have that news are elated and can’t wait to share. They start choosing baby names, creating a registry and planning the nursery. They share the...

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Working Hard to be Joyful!

A few years ago, my husband and I were at an event where the speaker challenged us to develop a family motto. He suggested we sit down with our kids and create a simple phrase that embodied...

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A Safer Future for Me and My Baby

Sometimes, I wake up from crying in my sleep during the night. Why? Every night for the last three years I have been abused by my husband. I cannot sleep in peace for even one night. Even...

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The Sreepur Village, Bangladesh

In my 26 years of married life, I gave birth to five daughters in hope each time of giving birth to a boy. Every time I gave birth to a girl I would have to suffer negativity, shame and...

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Sabiendo Que Mi Voz Debería ser Escuchada

Alrededor de hace algo así como un mes, estuve extremadamente sorprendida por una orden de la Corte presentada en contra mía por parte de mi ex-esposo. Sin yo tener conocimiento, él...

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Knowing My Voice Should Be Heard

A month ago or so, I was extremely surprised by a court order submitted by my ex-husband. Without my knowledge, he was emancipating my son that has multiple disabilities and the Judge ruled...

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A Week of My Own

There was a time I wore my To Do List like a badge of honor. I did it all: held down a full-time job while raising three children; volunteered for local charities; entertained on the...

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A Trusted Mentor Makes All the Difference

It was 1997 and I was a stressed 32 year old mom of 2 young children, working more than full-time at a major corporation. I felt pressure to perform and drive business results at work...