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"Some mothers work because they have to -- others for their own fulfillment."
 
And there it was -- it might has well come in the form of a back-handed slap. Somehow because I am sensitive about my fulfillment -- that it's private and not for outside commentary, I felt like this sentence filleted me and left me...

"Arise, then, women of this day! Arise, all women who have hearts!" exclaimed the poet and suffragist Julia Ward Howe in the original Mother's Day Proclamation, written in 1870. Howe was sick of dressing wounds and sons being killed in the civil war and was calling to women to create a day of counsel in the pursuit of...

Someday I'll have to have the "where do babies come from" talk with my children. My oldest is five years old, and I try to work in basic plumbing information about uteruses, penises, eggs, and sperm. I've given him the basics about his parentage, which is a bit complicated. His biological father is not involved, nor is he...

I spend much of my online time catching up with insane things conservatives say, and this election year has been more insane in that regard than usual. American conservatism imploded in 2008, and nowhere is this clearer than in the heights of fantasy and illogic reached in the political conversation of rank-and-file...

"It's insane to know what wind is saying to you, that's why you shouldn't even try." Love. Death. Magic. Preschool. This Manic Mama returns with an interview with Leslie McCollom, author and collector of Preschool Gems.

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