July 2013

6 Things I Know For Sure About Being a Mom

“Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world a mother’s love is not.” — James Joyce It’s not about me and it’s not about my children, it’s about the minds of the human beings I have been gifted to guide and stand with in times of trouble and triumph, laughter and rest. […]

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Jesus, Grandma and Spanking

This week I heard from Susan, a longtime member who has joined grandparenthood and is now dealing with new, different challenges she had not expected. Since these issues appear without warning and sometimes turn our lives upside down, I wanted to share them and my thoughts with you. Divorce is a multifaceted issue but when […]

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Fathers Are the Other Parent

Last week in a mother’s support group (not Parents Anonymous) I listened as a young mom described her situation; her daughter is two and a half and the father has been getting her for visitation every other weekend. She says her daughter is happy with her and is fine with going to stay with her […]

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Student Loan Debt

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Source: ConsolidatedCredit.org.

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Home Alone Tragedy: Five-Year-Old Left Alone

In late June five-year-old Brandajah Smith was taken off life-support machines after she was declared brain dead in New Orleans. Little Brandajah was left home alone by her mother who went to a neighborhood store to buy a few things. While playing alone, Brandajah found a loaded pistol hidden under a pillow and the gun […]

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Presidential Advice to Keep Calm

My anger is as legendary as both my parents’ and I have worked to overcome it from as far back as I can remember. Until recently, I have only known about three other mothers who dealt with the same type of anger as I have. These other mothers spoke of the (1) fear of the […]

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