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Congratulations, momma. You did it. You’ve ushered a miracle into this world. That newborn baby in your arms is a game changer, a tiny slice of heaven and the purest thing you’ll ever know on this side of eternity. more

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I’m not a member of Alcoholics Anonymous, but through random events I’ve met some amazing people who are. more

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I remember the incident clearly, doing cheer stunts in my family’s front yard with a baby sitter from my brother’s grade. more

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It’s a really exciting day when your child begins to speak. more

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It was five months after my first book was released when the exhaustion hit me. I began waking up in the mornings feeling drained, burned out and lonely. more

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The vehicle I drive is white, but it might as well be yellow because most days of the week, I am a taxi. more

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When my daughter was 6 years old, she showed an interest in art. Because I’m not artsy person, I did what non-artsy moms do: I signed her up for art lessons. more

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While driving my kids to school one day, I told them it was almost time for an annual lake trip our family takes with friends we see once a year. more

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There are certain moments in parenting where you want to hang your head in disgrace and immediately disappear. more

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A friend of mine once had jury duty and didn’t know a soul. When it came time to choose her seat, she did what most of us do: She scanned the faces of potential jurors, saw a woman who reminded her of herself and sat down by her. more

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Dale Wisely, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and is Director of Student Services at Mountain Brook Schools. He is a longtime member of the Board of Directors of the Crisis Center. more

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I’ve never been a fan of pretense. Even as a little girl, if I sensed that a person was acting fake or a little hoity-toity for my taste, it made me want to run the other way. more

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"Mountain Brook has a problem with underage drinking. Every community in the U.S. struggles with this serious concern, but student surveys show that we have a problem that is even more serious than most communities." more

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"It was a simple task, really, and one that many families had successfully carried out before us." more

Kari Kampakis

may 2018