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    7 Reasons I'm Thankful to be a Working Mother

    I deserve a medal. Every day should be Mother’s Day. All moms should be green-lighted to enter those pearly gates. I have so much respect for the single moms, the stay at home moms, the moms battling cancer while continuing to pump for their newborn, moms of multiples, NICU moms, moms who go home without […]

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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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