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Seeking Perfection By Being Imperfect

“No, this dress isn’t right,” my daughter exclaims. I want to roll my eyes. Instead, I smile and say, “Hmmm, I like it.” The Prom is approaching, and the dress debacle has begun. Clamoring for the perfect dress is our immediate mission, but seeking perfection is an ongoing issue. Hair, clothes, boyfriends, grades–perfection is the goal. Looking at my daughter

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My Mama Needs Her Daughter Right Now

In the middle of the night in downtown Paterson, New Jersey, 30 years ago, a young woman sat upright in her bed, all alone. She had a phone for the night nurse next to the bed, but aside from her nerves, there was nothing wrong with her. The doctors would see her at 8:00 AM. Until then, her only company was the seven-pound, two-ounce baby

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