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Reflections: Interviews with 4 Moms of Adult Children

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I had the privilege of asking 10 reflective questions to moms who are “done” raising their children. (Translation: We know motherhood is never “done” or over with — but this means these moms don’t have children who live in their homes anymore, and their roles in their adult children’s lives have changed). …

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Dear Anyone Who Is NOT My Child: Please Don’t Call Me ‘Mom’

Should you Call her 'Mom'? A Flowchart

My 4-year-old daughter was recently in the hospital. And I don’t mean “in the hospital” as in “visiting a friend and then scampering down to the cafeteria for a chocolate fro-yo.” I mean “in the hospital” as in “hospitalized.” For days. Yet every nurse, doctor, CNA and hospital food service …

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As a Parent, I’m Thankful for These Small Joys

Bryerlee selfie

Let me get this out of the way from the outset: I never take for granted how blessed I am to be called “Mom” by three spectacular souls. They are everything to me, and Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays because it allows me to truly recognize and express gratitude …

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A Day In The Life of a Mom Who “Has it all”

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A quick introduction: I’m married, I have a full-time job, I work from home on days that I’m not frantically traveling across the country, and I have two kids, ages 2 and 5. From the outside, we are living the American Dream. We have a cat, a dog (AND they like …

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The Sex Talk, Part II: How to Be a Supermodel

Image credit: Mommyish

This is part of an ongoing series of blog posts written by Steven Ing, MA, MFT for Reno Moms Blog, addressing how parents can engage in a healthy conversation with their children about intelligent human sexuality. After reading Part 1, you’ve decided that you’re going to do it. You’re going …

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Selfie Away, Mamas

Fayth's selfie with her son

Tomorrow is a Celebration of Life service for my aunt. A few days before Thanksgiving, she lost her courageous battle with cancer. After six short months of chemo, endless treatments, nausea, exhaustion, and more than anyone should have to endure, she was gone. In preparation for what she knew was …

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