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The Mama Vault – #8 THE HARD-FRIED, HURRY UP MAMA BRAIN

Okay Young Mother.   You know what’s coming, don’t you?  Others may have the luxury of easing on down the road, but you have no choice but to hit this season of “busy” running.  Oh sure, you thought you were busy last month, but then November stepped into the picture with its stupid advertisements about…

#3 – THE MOM BOD

  I was five days post-partum with my third child when my wonderful, attentive husband said the following words to me.   Come on Big Mama—let’s go get some ice cream.   Hand to heart.  No exaggeration.  Those were his words.  He would rue the day.   Want to know what I did?  I stopped…

THE MAMA VAULT – #2 Mama Drove the Getaway

Once I had two little boys.  They were undisturbed by spaghetti sauce and melting popsicles dripping off their chins.  I can still see my dear friend Nat, a girl mama, shaking her head in disbelief when I didn’t wipe the drips off straightaway.  Being a boy mama requires a specific finesse girl mamas can’t quite comprehend.…

THE MAMA VAULT – #1 There Should Be a Test

    We take tests to prove we’re qualified for all the important things in life.   We take tests to pass from grade to grade in school.  We take tests before we can drive a car.   Whether we’re hairdressers, schoolteachers, chefs, insurance agents, doctors, heavy equipment operators—most all things require we take a…