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Wednesday, January 18, 2017


Becky K

Yup. Exactly. What else can you do? The thought train can shut you down (like it did dad.) It's not the failure, because we all fail, but it's how you react and what you do afterward. Feel it, cry, and then pick yourself up and get the damn supplies. ;)

Good job, you. You helped your son and you fulfilled the assignment.

Thanks for your honesty and vulnerability in this post. I can identify with so much of it. xoxo


You can only ever be an imperfect mother - that's the only kind there is. The "PTA mothers" are imperfect too, you just can't see what their imperfections are.

What a lovely comment from your sister - aren't you lucky to have her!

Kristin Johnson

I can relate to a lot of what you are saying in this post... FYI- I HATE the science fair and I have paid my kids (multiple times) to NOT participate. I have been reading your blog for several years now and what I can say is that it is obvious that you are a WONDERFUL MOTHER!! Your life has had a lot of serious challenges...especially this last year...and I admire your strength and courage. As a reader I have taken many things that you have said about raising teenagers and young adults to heart and your words have helped me with my own teenagers and young adult daughter and I have quoted you to others. :) Here is the truth: none of us have our shit together, we all cry in the shower, and your children are lucky to have such a loving, wise, and thoughtful mother. That is an A+ mom in my book. XO


Such raw, vulnerability that I totally identify with. What a powerful post, thank you for being brave enough to share these thoughts. Makes me feel like I am not so alone.

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