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Mom Guilt and Other Stories

A half-black mother with mid-length dark brown hair, wearing a grey sweater and blue jeans, hugs her teenage daughter, a half-black girl with long brown hair, wearing a long sleeve gray shirt and blue jeans. They are sitting atop a rock at Garden of the Gods park in Colorado.
Photo by Meggin Tengberg of Tengberg Studio. Used with permission.

On Solo Parenting

“I don’t know how you do it.” I hear it all the time — usually from a mom who has one kid in a sling, a toddler climbing up her leg, and one tugging at her free arm, begging to go. She looks harried and grateful at the same time. I can tell she longs for the days of meeting her girlfriends for cocktails after work and now her greatest dream come true would be to poop without…

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