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1. I am good enough. Despite more often than not, I tell myself oppositely, but the truth is, I am. I am more than good enough. 2. I am needed. I'm very much needed. I was placed in this life for many reasons, but they are my reason... I'm so very much needed. 3. I must be grateful. I may not be content or very well never may be content, but I'm grateful, always grateful. Even on the hardest days, I can find blessings everywhere. 4. I am incredible. I have created and brought a miracle into this world. I...

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  "I'm sorry. I judged you when I saw you walk in with your kids ... and I just, I just had to apologize."     I walked into a restaurant last weekend with 3 of my children. I had a shirt on that was off the shoulder, earrings, skinny jeans, open toed heels, had a little lipstick thrown on, and apparently, for some, it may have put off the wrong "motherly" vibe.     I'm a 33 year old mother to four children under 9. Some of my days (ok a lot of my days) are spent in my...

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Don't you dare tell me it's too hard and that you "can't."Holding a baby on your hip watching your vehicle being taken a way, that's hard.Teaching full time, taking 6 grad classes, raising 3 toddlers while growing another human being, taking on photography on the side to make ends meet but still can't, starting your own business while you already have negative hours in the day (all at the very same time), that's hard. Watching your mother suffer from your stepfather's suicide, that's hard.Battling depression, that's hard.Being told you lost your baby, that's hard. Going through natural childbirth, that's hard....

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I get asked all the time if I’m a republican or a democrat. I’ve actually been pegged a time or two as a socialist. And yes, I’ve even been called a feminist. Here’s the truth, I’m not sure if I fit the bill for any of the above. I’m ridiculously conservative when it comes to life at any stage; I’m a firm believer in that life begins at conception and it must be protected... at all costs. I’m insanely driven to fight for our country’s families and as unrealistic as it may appear to some, I’m confident to believe that...

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“But Mommy...you’re just a girl!” I came to a complete halt as I was shocked that these words came out of my 8-year-old daughter’s mouth. I’m raising one son and three daughters and not only have I tried to instill in them, but even more so LIVE by, the firm belief that a girl can do anything a boy can do; just as a woman can do anything a man can do. As I was opposite of my husband, I thought to myself as I struggled to hold up the other end of our heavy sofa, “By God I will...

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