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Founder of MotherMade.org - Robin Carlisle writes about working, mom-ing, making art, love and life happen in as many colors as possable. Sometimes gracefully in few words -- other times not so much...

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Last night I did what I ordinarily do around eleven o’clock. I shut down my laptop computer and put it away, then closed the book I was reading and set it on the lamp stand next to the sofa. I brought my water glass and my wine glass into the kitchen and put them in the dishwasher. While my husband went outside to smoke his last cigarette for the evening, I climbed the stairs and readied myself for bed.

The Transformation of Motherhood

The moments of our daily lives are the best therapist we could have if we pay attention. Motherhood provides an extraordinary opportunity because it triggers so many emotions that lay buried.

My Inner Mommy War, Part 2

The last thing I need is to have my sleep interrupted by kicks and squirms. But to be so close to my children, at the one time of day when they are too bleary to fight with each other, is priceless to me.

To Sleep, Perchance to Scheme

My wife, Lael, and I had repeatedly been cautioned by our experienced friends to expect severe, relationship-altering sleep loss after the birth of our daughter. The truth was, though, that we looked forward to the challenge.

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Meeting a Need

Lori searched for a storybook that would help her children to understand her divorce. When she couldn’t find one that offered the right message, she wrote and published her own, Sending Love, My "Different-Functional" Family.