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Browsing Tag: being brave

For the Days You Don’t Feel Brave

Today feels different. Not one thing has dramatically changed from last night until this morning…excepting my wild hair. But I woke up feeling brave. Which is wacky if you really knew my laundry list of Things I Should Be Worrying About. It might leave one rather wobbly in the…

Not All Secrets Are Bad

Steering my brood-plus-some down the road, my youngest bellows from the back ‘No secrets!’ Glancing in the rear view mirror, I catch my middlest with her ear bent to the mouth of her leaning-in friend. ‘You know the rule, Sister.’ We all chime in surround sound and…

You’re Braver Than You Think

brave: possessing the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, pain, etc. without fear.   Watching her through the open window of the passenger seat of my car, she turned one last time right before her little self got swallowed up by the too…

You Be You

My girl marches to her own beautiful, noisy, sweet music.  She loves to wear these fun headbands. Last week, some girls made fun of her and called her names like ‘hippie’ and ‘weird’. I over-talk it with her, inserting my own experience with this insecurity. My girl says,  ‘Mom…