I grew up on two different continents, in two contending cultures. I'm a recent single mom raising some fantastic little humans.  A public interest lawyer and advocate for the vulnerable. An unapologetic lover of the Three C's - coffee,...
WHO'S THAT GIRL? Hello fellow Colorado Springs mamas! My name is Elizabeth Mayberry and I am over-the-moon to be a new contributor on Co Springs Mom Collective! I've grown up here (one of those natives) and have a deep, deep...
I’ve taught my kids to say they are sorry when something happens.  But it wasn’t until I had to start explaining why we apologize that I started to understand the value and power of an apology in healing wounds...
And just like that, they’re gone.Not forever, no, and not without six or seven hugs, kisses and “I’ll miss yous” and even an “I don’t want to leave.” But they’re not here now and the silence is equal parts...
As moms, we tend to say the same things over and over again. Consider all of the times that you’ve said sentences like “be careful,” “don’t hit your brother,” and “eat your dinner.” One of the things I’ve said...
I’m mesmerized watching her. Adopted from China just four months earlier, my youngest daughter holds her baby doll with its head cradled in her arm. She smiles at the baby and talks softly, telling her to stay with mommy...
  I see you there. Standing in the middle of the kitchen, talking to yourself. Or, maybe it's the dirty dishes? You've broken up with them again haven't you? You've decided they're not worth the work today, or the stress....
Beautiful mama, I see you... Holding your precious child gazing at them with amazement that they are so perfect and yours. Running after your crawling, walking, running little one, encouraging them to explore, yet protecting them when needed. Watching your child grow...
I want my kids to have faith that I can handle anything. I want my kids to learn how to handle things themselves. I want my kids to have faith in their ability to handle things all by themselves. This doesn't happen overnight.  This doesn't happen from one conversation. It happens when we show them, model for them, and reinforce it.
I remember needing you. I remember needing you when I fell off my bike. I remember needing you when the sound of thunder filled the sky. I remember needing you when I had a bad dream. I remember needing you when I had...

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