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    Patience-Plus: A Definition of Motherhood

    “When you have that baby, you’re going to have more appreciation for your mother than you’ve ever had in your entire life.” These words from a stranger have been ringing in my ears almost every day since my daughter arrived. I remember nursing her upstairs in our bedroom in the first few weeks she was […]

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    Keeping it (Mostly) Clean

      “Mommy! Can I do Play Dough?” my four-year-old yelled yesterday, right after I finished cleaning all of the floors in my home. What I wanted to yell back was, “Heck no! I just spent two hours scrubbing the floors, you will sit in the corner and look at my clean floors for the rest […]

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    The miles to motherhood

    My great grandmother Gudrun had her first of what would be twelve children in 1915. Twelve children in rural western North Dakota during a time where a trip to the post office took a good day on horseback and ordering disposable diapers on Amazon.com wasn’t even close to a thing. I think about her often […]

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    Special Deliveries

    Of all the people who live in small towns and rural or remote areas on the prairie, the bravest of the bunch are pregnant ladies. A pregnant woman on the prairie has to be willing to spend hours driving to and from decent medical centers for prenatal care. Those terribly long drives tend to cause […]

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