Human Parts
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Human Parts

This Is Us

My Daughter Is Not My Pride and Joy

How I’m working to parent beyond ego and expectation

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“Did you know my Shanna is making straight A’s again this year? And that she made captain of the cross-country team and the speech team? She’s my pride and joy.”

Growing up, my mother never missed an opportunity to brag about my accomplishments to…

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