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Sweatpants & Parenting | Leah Leaves

May 3, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Debbie Tanthorey Allen The 29th day of September, in the Year of Our Lord 2013—a milestone. It jars me awake this particular morning, my first thought, “Today she [...]

Forget Helicopter Moms – I Was a Limpet

January 26, 2016 // 0 Comments

“Was I a difficult baby?” my teenage son asks. “What? No. You were so sweet.” I remember the post-partum euphoria. I was so in love—not in the creepy, co-dependent, [...]

It Takes A Village | True Story

May 12, 2015 // 0 Comments

by Laura Rene I’m a mother of two because my body was strong. I’m a mother of three because my body failed me, but my family didn’t. It takes a village. My husband and [...]

Essay | The Sand Collar

July 9, 2014 // 0 Comments

In “The Sand Collar,” by Susan Clements, guest essayist on Sweatpants and Coffee, the ocean haunts a young child in search of her mother’s love:    The Sand Collar At [...]

Essay | The Gift

May 10, 2014 // 0 Comments

My children don’t feel the need to learn to read music. They have been singing since before they could talk. Emma plays piano by ear. Joy learns melodies and lyrics after [...]
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