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00The conversation between the softball coach and the parent went like this… Parent: Could I please have copies of the team roster and snack schedule? Coach:...

00I couldn’t help but notice the large crowd that surrounded a young mother and her infant daughter in a costume jewelry shop in the mall this past weekend....

00 I am not a perfect mother. Most of the time, I am not even a great mother. This week, though, reading the news… I have come to the conclusion that I probably...

00Okay, I know this a timeworn tale that’s been retold by generations of relocated northerners turned southerners, so if you’ve heard it before you...

00Much of motherhood flies by in a blur, while other things stand out as pure joy, extreme fear, or intense pride.  Or, in my case, absolute mortification. The...

00The instant my kids lost their baby pudge – friends thought it was high time to ask, “Are you having more?” “We’re done.” Me shaking head. “Never...

00Go ahead. Call my kid retarded. I don’t mind. No, that’s not a challenge, go ahead call my kid retarded I DARE YOU. (And then WHAM! Off with your head!)...

00How do you handle a 2-year-old who seems to be acting out because of a new baby brother? Oh, tell me about it. My older brother is the same way. He’s...

00Dear Executive Recruiter at the Hospital Where I Applied for a Position: I know you mean well. Really, I do. I know that you probably have a protocol tucked...

00When the squirming, screaming bundle was laid on my chest, my heart swelled with a love I never imagined. This is my daughter. This is Rachel. I always wanted...