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Teaching me to mother

Lizard, Thank you for breaking me in back when I turned 22. There was nothing Taylor Swift about it. Your dad and I tied the knot three weeks after I graduated from college and three weeks after my birthday, and I frantically searched for employment while serving as your stepmom. I felt like I was… Continue reading Teaching me to mother

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Being a mom: it’s hard, y’all

Today's post is the first in what I hope to be a series of post by friends and guest contibutors on the topic of Mother's Day and all things related. Big thanks to my guest writer today, blogger and former Arkansan Kambri Davidson, who now lives a more glamorous life with her husband Drew in… Continue reading Being a mom: it’s hard, y’all

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Three lessons from my mother

Today's post is written by one of my students, Jesse Shoemaker. Jesse wrote this essay in response to the prompt: Write about your mother or someone who has acted as a mother figure in your life. Describe this person and share at least three lessons you’ve learned from her. My mother is a great influence in my life.… Continue reading Three lessons from my mother

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Mama DID

My mom had a rough go of it growing up. I won't share details, because they are my mom's to share, but trust me. Despite the circumstances of her childhood, my mom chose to have four daughters, all of us about two years apart. When she found herself a single mom with four children under… Continue reading Mama DID

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Happy Mother’s Day to me!

*Thanks to my friend Betty Gail Jones for sharing today's post. Happy Mother's Day, BG!* This is part of a note from my youngest daughter left in my Mother’s Day gift, a book, two years ago. She and her family were wrapping up plans for a move overseas at the time. It had been several… Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day to me!

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I never thought I wanted children.

* Big thanks to my best friend, MeLissa Horseman, for today's post. She may have never wanted children, but she's become one of the best moms I know.* I never thought I wanted children. I barely thought I wanted to get married, let alone bring kids into the mix. This was a definite sore subject… Continue reading I never thought I wanted children.

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Mothers and more mothers

*Thanks to my pastor, Paul Seay, for serving as today's guest contributor.* “For women, though, without children of their own, who like mothers have nurtured and cared for us, we pray to the Lord…”—Book of Blessings, USA., United Methodist Book of Worship, page 438 My own mother, Clora Lee Walker Seay, went home to heaven… Continue reading Mothers and more mothers