I really like this post by Selkie. I definitely started out a yes mom, but as more kids came along I have slipped more and more often into a no-mom default. Takes conscious effort and force of will to remember that Yes is where I want to be. This is why I am constantly reading Charlotte Mason, Louisa May Alcott, L. M. Montgomery, Maud Hart Lovelace, Elizabeth Foss, Karen Edmisten, Madeleine L’Engle, and certain other authors (not to mention regular early-morning phone calls to Alice): to keep that Yes spirit fresh in my mind.
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Can You Say It Five Times Fast?