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"If you can have kids under age four and still keep the house spic and span, I commend you. But I can not."
"Can we sit alone together?"
"I’m not worried. I know you will turn out just fine."
"There’s just something about that glider leaving my house that reminds me there are so many things my kids don’t need me for anymore."
"It’s easy to believe it’s rare, because it’s rare to hear about child sexual abuse. It’s not rare. One-in-three-girls-and-one-in-six-boys. It’s common."
"It's a memory that most people would want to forget, but it’s etched deep into my soul."
"This is a reminder to myself as much as anyone."
"I have a feeling many of you are doing a lot of these things already."
"Our lives are busy and full and sometimes complicated but I stand firm in my resolve that no matter how busy I am, there is time for what matters."
"What if something, somewhere, somehow didn't form quite right?"
"Savoring the moment is way more enjoyable and easy to do when there isn’t a big pile of dishes staring us down as the food dries on it."
"Nana would be here if she could to hug them, to kiss them, to hold them but instead, God asked her to come to live in heaven with him."
"I consider what kind of young man he is going to become, with all the love and sweetness he possesses and I know it’ll be a beautiful thing."
"Some people say this is one of the perks of divorce. In theory, yes. But underneath it’s not so rosy."
"I can’t understand why children die, but I can try to find purpose in Andrew’s death."
Bailey Cooper 'did everything he set out to do' and lived long enough to meet his baby sister, Millie.
"I get to have the privilege of guiding these tiny-bodied and big-souled people through this crazy world."
"My life is divided into two sections: the time before my son died and the time that has followed."
"Sometimes, we'll do it all. But other times, we won't. And that's okay."
"I'm far from perfect. We all are and I feel like it's time we start giving ourselves a break."
"Anxiety is an illness. You would get your child help for the flu, diabetes or migraines. Therefore, you should get help for anxiety."
"No one talks about how debilitating it can be to be a stay at home mom."
When Cat and Nat share their hilarious "Mom Truths" videos on the TODAY Parenting Team, mothers everywhere snort coffee out of their noses.
"With every stuffed animal I get out from under a bed, with every milk cup I clean and with every single super hero I memorize... a clock ticks."
"But my gosh, I love them more life itself. I would walk through fire, swim the oceans, breathe my last breath for them."
"Making goals and a mission for your family doesn’t have to be some long, drawn out, perfectly worded mission statement."
"She is two, and she can roll her eyes in a complete circle like a hamster wheel."
"Without removing the stains from my own heart, the damaging words that flow from my mouth will most certainly leave permanent stains on theirs."
"Where did the laughing, the wonderful Hallmark moments, the sitting at the table with the glitter and making snowflakes part of being a mom go?"
Parents protect their children with car seats and life jackets, so why are we worried about insulting other parents by asking about guns?
"Everyone refers to you as a mama's boy, as if it's a negative thing. They laugh and joke and make comments here and there about how soft I am making you."...
"I think most of us mothers are secretly afraid we are blowing it, that we’re incompetent, mean and terrible, and we don’t have what it takes."
They are babies with no families, in foster care with fatal diagnoses. One mom makes it her mission to to make sure they know love.
This teenager loves babysitting her niece so much that she found a creative way to make a sandwich without putting the baby down.
Reagan will grow up without her twin William, but she will always have these memories.
"Existing in a perpetual state of stress has a way of unraveling the fabric of your well-being until you completely come undone."
"Find something that smells like him, right now. Hold onto it. Never lose that smell."
"Boys are just as important as girls."
"Sorry to burst your bubble, but the mean girl phenomenon doesn't simply disappear once you cross the threshold into motherhood."
"I wish we could take all of you, but I know deep in my heart that God didn’t make you so I could keep all of you just for myself."
"Accept that your life won't look like everyone else's. But that won't mean it's not beautiful."