Tag Archives: motherhood

Secret Moms Club

By Shannon E. Franklin When my son was around eight weeks old, I had to go to a site visit and committee meeting for an event in which I was volunteering. It was the first time I’d left the house without my baby, but it was also the first time I realized the significance (or […]

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Mompreciation

By MJ Ali This is the last post in our May series on motherhood, and I’m keeping it simple: Thank you to the mothers—and mothering men—no longer here. Mom Thank you for your strength, resilience and humor. For a woman from your generation who would have rather been a surgeon than a mom, you saw […]

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Lessons for My Daughter

Photo by Mustafa Omar on Unsplash By Shannon E. Franklin When we found out I was pregnant, we decided to be simultaneously revolutionary and old-fashioned by not finding out the sex of our baby before it was born. We wanted to squeeze as much magic out of those months as possible, and not knowing was fun and exciting […]

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