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Mom vs. Angry Child: Resisting the Urge to Bite Back

Eldest was having a bad day. The world was conspiring against her. To make matters worse, Dad was making her do homework. So when I entered the scene with a…

Let Boys Be Boys: Hard Truth for Fluffy Moms

God must have had a sense of humor when he gave me boys. To be truthful, I’m as “fluffy” as they come. I enjoy snuggling up with a good book,…

Sarah Drew Shares Her Mom’s Night Out

A Note from Tracey Eyster: Sarah may look familiar to you. She is in the television series Grey’s Anatomy and has been in a few movies as well. She is…

The Best Valentine’s Day Gift

At this time of the year you probably find yourself on the same mission as everyone else: trying to find that perfect Valentine’s Day gift. Well, I just have to…

It’s Not Fair!

If I had a nickel for every time I heard one of my children say “it’s not fair” I’d be a wealthy woman. How do I reply to my children…

Nobody is Exempt

One of my greatest desires is to have a close relationship with my children. Although our relationship is far from perfect, I am thankful that they at least know that…

Finding Rest in My Imperfections

Once upon a time … Isn’t that how most fairy tales start? And fairy tales are fantasy, yes? Yet … sometimes it is easy to swallow it whole. I never…

When Life Is Hard and Hormones Rage

There I was driving, down the road when I found myself in the middle of a meltdown moment. No real crisis. No big issues. Just a mountain of molehills multiplied…

The Noble Task of Motherhood

Back in my teens, my high school stopped offering home economy classes. No one wanted to take them. Why? Most young women believed home ec was for unambitious girls who…

Dinnertime, Autism, and the Reality of my Not-Picture-Perfect Life

Just after Rachel (my daughter on the autism spectrum) turned two, she started climbing on the dining room table. Once standing on the surface, she would stomp around and boogie….

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