Tag: reflection

Celebrating Everyday Victories

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It can sometimes be hard to remember the wonderful aspects of parenting when you’re elbow-deep in dishes, knee-deep in laundry, eyes-deep in work, trying...

The Unsung Heroes of Parenting {Celebrating Father Figures}

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Dads are often the unsung heroes of parenting. My mom naturally exuded affection, and I gravitated to her for advice when my tears fell...

Taking Back Our Passions {Finding Myself After Children}

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When I was young, I had an obsession. I was completely and utterly obsessed with karate. My afternoons were filled with practices, and when...

Fatherhood During the Pandemic {The Perspective It’s Given Me}

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Thinking back to before I became a father, I imagined some of what I’m experiencing now: sibling squabbles, fighting over toys, vying for parental...

A Wrinkle of Wisdom {Embrace Who You’re Becoming}

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My grandmother once told me she still felt like a young girl. She was 85 at the time. Her body was slowly failing her. She...

The Laundry Couch

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There’s a place in my home that I affectionately refer to as the laundry couch. There is much pride and shame loaded onto this...

Dear Cincinnati Mamas {from a Lonely Atlanta Transplant}

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Dear Cincinnati mamas, When my wife was recruited by a company with offices near Cincinnati, we assumed that no offer would be good enough for...

The Lonely Child {Understanding What Our Kids Are Going Through}

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It is a Wednesday, approximately 12:25 p.m. I am trying to focus on the words coming out of the therapist’s mouth, trying to mentally...

Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop

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I want to stop. I want it to stop. Please make it stop. My plan this month was to write something light-hearted and fun to help everyone...

Go Ahead – Quit! {Teaching My Kids a Valuable Life Lesson}

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Persistence gets a lot of hype. “Winners never quit! Quitters never win!” “You only lose when you quit!” “It’s always too soon to quit.” But...