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Parking Lot Shame | Duluth Moms Blog

Parking Lot Shame

Shame, for me, shows up in the least expected places, when I’m paying little attention. I was picking up a cake for my son, Ian’s, birthday party. I’d looked over my to-do list and was checking everything off, relieved that all the errands had been completed. I’d dealt with busy stores and Sunday afternoon traffic, […]

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The Beauty I Miss

Six years ago, my husband and I were married on a warm overcast afternoon in Ohio. We’d planned, finalized our registry, and were finally ready for the big celebration.  I had one small surprise. As we were browsing one day, Nick saw some champagne flutes he liked at Macy’s. They were expensive and impractical, so […]

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We All Have a Story

I’ve been on this self awareness journey. I’ve been challenged to recognize what triggers shame, defensiveness and anger. Each day, I’m looking for when each of these things show up in my life to measure the kind of responses I have. What I recently discovered is I’m an angry driver. Not in the driving-like-a-maniac sense, (although […]

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“What Happened to Your Head?!” Friends

After sitting down in the chair, I looked up at myself in the mirror. I was excited and expectant of something new, something different. I was bored and searching for a simple way to reinvent my look. I eyed my hairstylist in the mirror, grinned, and said, “I’m up for an adventure. Do whatever you’d like.”  As she began […]

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A New Way to Spell Love

This fall, I started reading a book called How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk. Each week I meet with a group of women to talk about the book, brainstorm parenting suggestions and pray for each other. Because, man, do we need it. What we’re finding, through the techniques […]

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