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Dear Daughter: Perfection Isn’t the Goal Here

This week’s “Dear Daughter” letter is written by my kindred spirit, Kelly Smith, a beautifully wise writer, wife and mom of three in Alabama, who reminds her daughter, and each of us, that perfection can only be achieved in Heaven, not here on Earth. Dear Daughter, You are a good child. Your heart wants to …

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Dear Daughter: These Are Our People

This week’s “Dear Daughter” letter comes from Anna Carpenter, a wife, mom and world traveler, who, a few years ago, sought out to explain to her two-year-old why she was always surrounded by a tribe.  Her words remind us about the importance of community in developing our earliest sense of identity and self worth. Dear Daughter, There’s a special group of …

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Dear Daughter: Loving You Is Not Hard

This week’s ‘Dear Daughter’ letter comes from special needs mother and author of A Different Beautiful, Courtney Westlake, who answers the question, “What’s it like to be her mom?”   Dear Daughter, The question was from a near stranger, but as part of a heartfelt discussion on motherhood, it gave me pause because I knew my new …

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