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Minimum Self-Care Requirements – An Excerpt from The Life Organizer

Between surviving and leading a fully humming creative life lies the middle ground of determining your minimum requirements for self-care, a duded-up way of saying what you absolutely must have to stay in touch with your center. Basic needs, or … Continue reading



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Excerpts from The Zen of Midlife Mothering – Valerie Gillies

Ripe by Valerie Gillies Here I am, sitting at the computer trying to write something coherent, while inches away my thirteen year old is melting down at the prospect of the first day of school tomorrow… I am breathing. Deeply. … Continue reading



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Alan and Jennifer’s Journey Toward Adoption

I always knew that I wanted to be a mother, but at age 34 with a diagnosis of PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) and not yet married, that dream was still out of sight.  I knew that getting pregnant would involve some … Continue reading



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Your Answers: “Is Being a Mother the Most Defining Role a Woman Can Have?”

“For years I was on the outside looking in, watching friends juggling their time, wiping little noses and strapping small folk into car seats. I felt for them. sometimes, wondered if they felt they’d lost their sense of who they … Continue reading



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Excerpts from The Zen of Midlife Mothering – Lora Freeman Williams

The Wilderness of Motherhood by Lora Freeman Williams ….One of the deepest wounds of my childhood had been that I learned I did not matter. My hungers and desires were a burden to my mother who could barely feed and … Continue reading



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Listen To Your Mother – Interview with NYC cast member Barbara Herel

Hi, Barbara – thank you for joining us, today. So excited to interview you and get more information about Listen to Your Mother – a show which will reach 32 cities this year. Q: Tell me a little about LTYM. … Continue reading



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Excerpts from The Zen of Midlife Mothering – Lori Pelikan Strobel

Mom On Demand by Lori Pelikan Strobel …I hear the garage door open and footsteps. “Mom, I’m home!” yells my daughter from the kitchen as she loudly drops her book bag, coat and whatnot that I envision lying in a … Continue reading



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Your Answers: “Were You to Live Your LIfe Over, Would You Do It Differently?”

“Yes. Yes, I would absolutely do things differently. I would not have gotten married and, therefore, would not have had my son. The challenges are sometimes so great for me, that I do think they outweigh the blessings I can … Continue reading



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She’s Coming Home…

Dear Reader: At the request of the writer, we have changed all names to protect the family. This is the story of how love cannot conquer all and, how, for traumatized and dysregulated children and their families, love alone rarely … Continue reading



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Excerpts from The Zen of Midlife Mothering – Joely Johnson Mork

The Things We Do For Love By Joely Johnson Mork   I spent a big chunk of my 30s and the beginning of my 40s living in upstate New York. It was an old boyfriend who first summoned me to … Continue reading



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