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“Listen to the Mustn’ts”

Do you ever feel like something or someone is speaking right to you? Jennifer Labit’s post on Facebook earlier this week couldn’t have come at a better time. It was just what I needed to hear.

Last night, I was reading Shel Silverstein’s Where the Sidewalk Ends to my 7-year old at bedtime. I think the poems are largely weird, with a few exceptions (sorry to fans) but when I got to “Listen to the Mustn’ts,” it stopped me in my tracks. I’ve heard it many times before, but this night, when we chose that book after passing up several others, and by chance, happened to read that particular page, I had a hard time reading it. Postpartum hormones still? Maybe.


As adults, we need to remember this. We need to remind our children often, yes, but also ourselves.

Anything can happen. Anything can be.

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Maria is an aspiring "fit mom" of 3 children, writing about cloth diapers, going green, and her life as a single mom. Maria works with many companies within the cloth diaper industry and beyond, providing social media management, product development, and other services.

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