Commode To Joy

finding happy (even in the crappy)

Tag Archive for ‘Perspective’

Supporting Children For Who They Are (not who we think they should be)

Leaving Target yesterday, another mom said to me, “I like his nails,” referring to Miller’s fingernail polish. “Thanks,” I responded smiling. “He likes having them painted.” “My son was the same way,” she said gesturing to a boy who looked to be around 9. “He still likes getting pedicures.” I’ve witnessed only a few people chide Miller for wearing polish, because “it’s for girls”, to which I smile and say, […]

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Reality Is Relative

Earlier in the week, I was in public with a good friend. We were comparing mom notes – not notes about being moms; notes about not becoming our mothers. “I don’t think you’ll have much of a choice,” a woman around our age said authoritatively before changing her tone. “My mom died when I was 23,” she added in a hushed voice typically used in libraries and funeral homes. “She’s […]

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