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Baking It ‘Til We Make It

It never fails: somewhere between the sugar and the butter, I begin to question my choice. It’s been yet another crazy day and was roping my small children into making cookies really the best way to combat the mess?

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The Work of Motherhood

When my first child was about six months old, I realized that every day I set him down to play while I ran around to get things done. One of my repeated phrases was, “Okay, I’m just going to do (a list of six things), and then I’ll play with you.”

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Doing It All

I’m always impressed by the women around me who take the time to care for their families and others around them; women who seem to always be thinking of others and providing for them; women with full, busy lives, helping to lift up hands that hang down. Somehow, these are the same women who worry they’re not doing enough.

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Holding Onto Magic

My mom always knew how to bring our family together to enjoy ourselves. We have a number of traditions to help us remember the fun times, big and small. And, now I know how to hold on to the magic.