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Let's talk about this poem. What resonates?

Recently I had the joy of sitting down with the Moms of Multiples group here in Greensboro. Are you a mom of multiples? If so, look them up asap. They are an incredible support group for one another and can empathize with the twin, triplet, etc. experience in a way that people who don't live it cannot. By the way, I was a guest and as someone who is not a mom of multiples, it was an honor to be in the room. We started our session by reading this poem by Brene Brown. I invited the parents to read it and note what resonated with them. After we had time to dig in, we each shared the portion that tugged at our heartstrings the most. What struck me was that each parent noted a different part of the poem. We used this as a moment to hit pause and get some of those critical reminders needed to move forward along with the validation of sitting next to other parents who really understand.

Talk to us. What part speaks to you right now? Why? Add your thoughts in the comments and let's get "Arboro" connecting because we're all in this together.

Imperfect in Arboro,


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Jenna Gilfillan
Jenna Gilfillan

My favorite part of this poem is the "And" found right in the title. I think too often we are either this or that when in reality we are all "ands." We can be both brave AND brokenhearted. We can be wise AND foolish, we can be capable AND confused, we can be disappointed AND proud, we ebb and flow and have to be careful not to get stuck outside of the "and." I happen to like it here in the world of "and."

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