#31Mothers: Michelle

I do so much to try and keep my son’s name alive and spoken, and his love felt.   But it’s so hard to reach into my mind and remember him. He’s slipped away from ...

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#31Mothers: Tracy

  Tears of frustration run down my face after my emotionally drunk, pre-teen daughter, gives me the finger and tells me she hates me. I have to walk away, with her phone in my hand, ...

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#31Mothers: Danielle S

“I had given up some youth for knowledge but my gain was much greater than my loss.” This quote by Maya Angelou perfectly describes  my motherhood journey. For me, being a mom has meant the ...

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#31Mothers: Shelley

  Motherhood has taught me SO much. Mostly, to be kind to myself – things will never, ever be perfect, and that’s ok. Being a parent is about constantly evolving and growing within. It’s about ...

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#31Mothers: Deahtra

Motherhood has been a complete whirlwind. I went from a very well organized spontaneous young woman who had tons of time for herself and her husband to learning how to be (me) all over again.  ...

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#31Mothers: Karen

 photo by Kimberly Swanson Photography I was diagnosed with melanoma while I was 5 months pregnant with twins. It was on my stomach, in my belly button, to be precise. People think of sun and skin ...

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#31Mothers: Erika

There came a point in my life where the deep desire to make a difference in someone else’s life became an intense priority. I found myself as a single mother of two young children, going ...

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 #31Mothers: Jess

My husband Ben and I started our family like most couples a few years after we were married. After a period of infertility, our son Samuel was born. We completed a trifecta with 3 amazing ...

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#31Mothers: Saira

The world is not their oyster. November 8, 2016: Racism won.  Sexism won.  Xenophobia won.  Ignorance won.  Misogyny won.   Trump won. November 8, 2016. The day I knew the world was not my brown kids’ ...

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#31Mothers: Rasha

  Editor’s Note: Meeting and interviewing Rasha was an experience I will never forget. Rasha and her family had arrived in Denver, Colorado just 10 weeks prior to our meeting, after a four-year long process of ...

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