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Our Daughter vs. Trump: The First Foreign Trip

It just so happens that our baby daughter’s very first trip abroad coincides with that of her partial counterpart Donald Trump. I would venture that so far hers has been more successful on a number of fronts. 804 more words


*** NEW MEMOIR *** Journey On / College Bound - The Struggle from Boy to Man

So, I took a few years off from blogging – so much going on but never enough time.  Thus, the “Memoirs From a Single Mother Raising a Boy”. 781 more words


Being a mother is not always an easy ‘job’.
Pain is associated with the joys that come with the title ‘mom’…
Iamjesusgal Ministries
When we open our hearts to a newborn baby, we become vulnerable to heartache. 989 more words


I was desperate to save my marriage. And desperate to leave it

This story is part of a series called Craigslist Confessional. Writer Helena Bala has been meeting people via Craigslist and documenting their stories for nearly two years. 684 more words

Our daughter vs Donald Trump: The First 100 Days

Our daughter was born ten days after Donald Trump’s inauguration. I sometimes wonder if the viral piece I wrote a few days before her birth, in which I predicted an imminent mental breakdown on the part of the new President, was actually more of an expression of anxiety about my own readiness to perform the demanding role of becoming a parent. 1,120 more words



Neal Pollard
Feeding schedules, diaper changes, and runaway toddlers seem to consume a mother’s world for what seems like forever.  It may seem like an eternal duty, but those days very quickly pass.  391 more words

Girl Power: Raising a Strong Girl in a Rough World

I started talking to my son the day I found out I was pregnant.

I talked to him about how he was Mama’s baby, and that Mr. 505 more words