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May 13Liked by Olivia Wright

Olivia this is GORGEOUS 😭 Truly gave me all the feels. I want to underline and highlight every bit of it.

(Also, the grape slicing! My 11-month-old boy is a fast eater so I'm constantly double checking the slices/sizes of everything before I place his plate in front of him and it's too late.)

Thank you for sharing this here ❤️ so beautiful.

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Thank you Miriam! Writing it gave me so much. I love that I get to pass that feeling onto other people 💙 Also, my youngest is almost 2.5 and I’m sorry to report that the grape slicing is still going on at our house! 😅

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May 13Liked by Olivia Wright

LOL nooo! I assumed we would be moving on from this much sooner than that 😂🙈

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Whoa. I just found you through Satya Doyle Byock’s newsletter, and what a gift this essay is! Just whoa. It’s moved me to tears because I feel exactly the same. The noise “out there” is so loud, it often leaves me wondering if I’m alone in my experience. I am so happy to know you and be here!

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May 15·edited May 15Author

Thank you Anne! That's the best thing about writing. It tends to show us how not alone we really are. x

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May 14Liked by Olivia Wright

WOW. This stunned me. You summed up motherhood so beautifully well. This line: “We'll have a deep understanding of what power was really made for. We'll be mothers.” Yes

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Thank you and so glad that it resonated with you!

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This was such a beautiful read. I LOVE the invitation back tot he power that is yours - perhaps not because society recognizes it for you but because every ounce of you proves to yourself just how capable you are in the world, every day.

I don't even buy grapes. lol.

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Also the no grape policy is a genius move!

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😂😂🤪🤪

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Thank you! And yes, exactly. x

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