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Marsha Roth

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“I’m Marsha, the devoted wife of a Nebraska Husker fan, mother to a sweet laid back 11-year-old boy named Kellen and a 9-year-old spunky know-it-all named Rowen. I am a Kansas City native, proud Northwest Bearcat Alumni, and enthusiastic 4th grade teacher! I enjoy stolen moments where I can read in peace, indulging in chocolate chip cookies whenever possible, tending to my vegetable garden and finding new ways to annoy my daughter! My goal in life is to be my authentic self, follow the motto of ‘She did what she could,’ and share that with other moms!”

We Aren’t Referees, So Don’t Keep Score

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Everyone does it in the beginning. It’s the ones that realize it’s not worth it that fair the best in the end. Keeping score is a dangerous, time consuming way to turn your marriage...

What Happened to My Weekend?

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Everyone looks forward to Friday, especially Friday nights. But, after you become a parent, Friday night and the weekend mean something totally different! As I watch my younger co-workers happily pack their bags, grab...

Chain Restaurants: Bring ’em On!

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Picture in your mind the most elegant restaurant you have ever been to. Picture the beautifully folded cloth napkins, the pristine linen table cloth, the smell of the real candles that burn low to...

The Toy Intervention

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We’ve all seen the mess, stepped on Barbie shoes, bought the fancy containers, and we’ve all spitefully vacuumed up Legos. I woke up one day and noticed that my house had disappeared under piles,...
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When I Failed to Recognize his Anxiety

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Dear sweet not-so-baby boy, I’m writing this letter to you as an apology. You are beyond a doubt the sweetest, most kind-hearted, gentle soul I have ever met. I’m so sorry for what I have...

Hysterectomy at 34

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When I could no longer take the pain and the blood, I knew it was time. Time to let go of my purpose as a woman, time to let go of the possibility of...
Why You Need an Accountabilibuddy

Why You Need an ‘Accountabilibuddy’

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After 34 years, I have finally learned to deal with the fact that all women judge each other. Whether intentionally or not, we do it. Sadly, I think it gets worse when you become...

I’m the Default, and I’m OK With That

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This is in loving dedication to my wonderfully clueless husband, son (8), and daughter (6). When you lightly glanced into your room, and couldn’t find your shoe, Who did you instantly get in that moment to...
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How to Handle Santa Presents

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Christmas at the Roth household has always been a big ordeal. We are the dorks that start listening to Christmas music after Halloween, and have our Christmas decorations up at Thanksgiving. If we could...
Living with my Nemesis

Living with My Nemesis

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It happened so fast I had no idea what was going on. One minute I was deep in the moments of motherhood with my precious baby girl. The next thing I knew, I was battling...
My Mixed Race Family: One of These Things is Not Like the Other

My Mixed Race Family: One of These Things is Not Like the Other

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We all have a type: tall, short, blonde, muscular, brooding. Mine is apparently tall, athletic and lanky - and white -  who knew?!? I'm a black girl (also mixed) who grew up in the thriving...

Children are the Best for your Body Image

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I’m not typically a person that has body issues. I look in the mirror and see myself, it’s not always that pretty, but it’s me, and I’m OK with that. As a young girl and...