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SOJOURN with me

Having a sojourn (noun, temporary stay) at the SOJOURN blog this week, where I share some thoughts about parenting, personal growth and prom dresses.

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For those of you who don’t live in the southeast, where school ends in the middle of May, you’re probably surprised to learn that shopping for prom dresses is a February activity in Atlanta. This ordinary experience sparked a conversation with my daughter and this reflection on our relationship.

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sojourn squareComing Out, Again: “Of course our relationship hasn’t changed. I haven’t changed. I was always this person, you just didn’t know it.”

We are shopping for a prom dress—something simple yet elegant—when she says this to me. We are having no success finding her a dress, which is frustrating but not causing any conflict. Our mother-daughter relationship… Read more →

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