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Amy Challenger
Every day that I get to write, to paint, to learn, to mother, to love, to learn, to pray and to listen— is surely a blessing.
Every day that I get to write, to paint, to learn, to mother, to love, to learn, to pray and to listen— is surely a blessing.
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I Just Needed A Hand
Grateful to have this essay run on Brain, Child Magazine's blog about the importance of showing compassion for all moms as we struggle. Writing this piece helped to remind me of the harm done in ignoring or judging other moms, and the incredible opportunity...

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10 Years of Pain, Joy, and Miraculous Motherhood
Ten years ago today I lay waiting in a glaring white room
for a woman in blue to pull life from me. I wondered what motherhood would be like. Why I, a clumsy
34-year-old graphic designer, should be deemed capable of carrying a tiny mind
and body into the wo...

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Letter to a Refugee
I couldn't be too much more excited or grateful to have my letter run on Huffington Post today. Just praying that the right people read it... http://www.huffingtonpost.com/amy-aves-challenger/one-moms-letter-to-a-refugee_b_8156214.html

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Prevent Suicide By Speaking The Truth
When I first recall dreaming of dying, I was sitting on a glossy brown floor outside my fourth grade classroom. I stared at my scuffed leather shoes, tapping one another, and tried to figure out how I could stop the constant trickle running from my brain to...

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Back-To-School Means Back-To-Hell For Too Many Kids
Michael H via Getty Images So happy to have this new piece run on Huffington Post.  Back-To-School Means Back-To-Hell For Too Many Kids It's that time of year again! I gulp my hot tea. Back to will-my-child-find-a-friend, will-I-get-a-phone-call-from-school...

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