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  • When my siblings and I first encouraged our mom to write down all of her stories, and eventually compile a book of parenting tales and lessons learned, she responded with "who wants to read my stories?". In our heart-to-heart moments during the writing of the book, particularly in the beginning, this fear would occasionally creep back in… Who am I to write about parenting? Why would anyone want to listen to me?

    Funny thing is, now that I'm writing about my Leapyear Project on Cowbird, I finally get it. Writing and sharing and putting your story out there… it takes courage.
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