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What!!

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I know how to keep an 11-year girl quiet on a road trip. All you need is a 5.5-inch piece of glass. Let me translate that for you: I made the leap and got my daughter her first cell phone, and I decided the best time to give it to her was just as we ... Read full article

Finished, But Not Done (Making the Decision to Complete Our Family)

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As parents, we all ask each other similar questions about parenthood: “How is your baby sleeping? How do you handle tantrums? Are you getting your kid a cell phone?” But the question I get most often these days, as a mother of three children who are ... Read full article

How Do I Respond to Comments from Kids About My Body?

by Mari Walker on

As I established in Suit Up, Mama, I’m living my life in a fat body. It’s not good or bad, it just is. I certainly wish my body were smaller sometimes, and I do exercise and try to be healthy. But I also accept it for what it is: my body that allows ... Read full article

I'm Not Here for Your Entertainment

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Now that we are in the full swing of summer, my children drag themselves out of their rooms each morning, and before they even get the sleep out of their eyes, they ask...“What are we doing today?”... Read full article

Oh Snap! Preserving Childhood Memories with a Weekly Email

by Mari Walker on

My husband and I have a running joke that I have a Swiss cheese memory–nothing dangerous, but I don’t retain things the way he does, including some memories of life events. It doesn’t take much to jog my memory, and of course, plenty of less-than-des... Read full article



It’s Been Real

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I’m not sure where to start this one, other than saying it depends on when you’re reading this. We are so close to the end, I can see it. And let’s face it, this is a great time of year, so this last month of 2020 should fly by.... Read full article

Mamas Never Get Vacation, Not Even at the Beach!

by Mari Walker on

Packing up and hitting a beach somewhere along the Gulf seems to be an annual event for most middle- and upper-class families in our area, at least according to my Facebook feed. This year, we decided to join the fray, meeting my in-laws from Virgini... Read full article

Well, They're Back in School

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It could not come soon enough for me. With all the crazy times and changes going on in our lives these days, I needed some consistency. It’s been a rough year and a half with all the ups and downs, and are we better? Not better? Who can help with the... Read full article

It's the Day Before the Hurricane, Everyday

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We're all hanging out as a family every day. We have to learn new ways to work with each other; our children have to learn a new way to learn. We're rushing to get groceries, we’re seeing empty shelves, and we’re looking everywhere for toilet paper.... Read full article

Teach Them

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Have you sat with your children, mainly the ones getting older, and talked about what is right and wrong and what you believe? Or, are you letting someone else do it? In an age where everything is “ok” and “it’s a free country,” I think we need ... Read full article

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