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My Modern Village

I am compulsively independent. Think toddler demanding to do everything “all by myself” even when that thing requires at least two adults and a power tool. Compulsively independent. There are a million ways that motherhood has challenged me, but perhaps most challenging of all, has been the struggle to reconcile that compulsive independence with the…… Continue reading My Modern Village

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Jealousy, Inadequacy, and Fixing our Broken Village

I was five years old the first time I remember feeling jealous. There were six kids in my kindergarten class; three girls, three boys. Each morning we started the day with a game of house in the little play kitchen in our small classroom, my favorite since before I can remember. Every day, each student…… Continue reading Jealousy, Inadequacy, and Fixing our Broken Village