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Tajci’s Playlist for Mothers – and a Reflection on Motherhood From A Touring Artist’s Point of view.

Link to “Songs for Moms” Playlist: RN Playlist “1000 concerts is a big number in any artist’s life” stated the press release about our milestone concert that happened on October 26th in Cincinnati, OH. As I prepared the music and the narratives for the performance and gave promotional interviews, I thought about one huge aspect of this accomplishment that easily gets overlooked: Mothering through 1,000 concerts and 13 years on the road. My husband Matthew and I raised our three sons Dante (13), Evan (11) and Blais (8) while traveling around America, with music dedicated …

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To Be Human.

The homily was about all the wonderful things that mothers are and do; things like selfless, caring, self-sacrificing, surrendering their desires for the sake of their children’s needs and the like. It is sweet, nice, cute and unreal. I found myself reflecting on my own mother who has been dead for over a decade now. She was a person who did many things for her family throughout her life. She was a wonderful cook, kept our house marvelously clean, cared for her children and her husband, and loved us all very much. She was a …

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Covered In Love

I was just…about…to lose it. My husband had been away on a retreat for a day or two, and I had been parenting solo for long enough.   I had just found a nook on the couch to rest – that is, after I found the couch through all the clutter of toys, blankets, and pillows strewn about on the floor from an abandoned fort-building project.  And you guessed it:  As soon as I sat, I heard a wee cry telling me it was time to nurse the baby. At least when I entered her dark, …

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A Mother of Sons

As the mother of sons the death of Trayvon Martin has drenched both my soul and spirit in an unending sorrow. Unlike the president, who stated “If I had a son, he would look like Trayvon.” My sons do look like Trayvon at different stages of his life. My two older sons, both of whom have college degrees look like Trayvon’s now non-existent future.  Trayvon quite possibly had a driver’s license which my youngest teenage son is greatly anticipating.  Both would have high hopes of proms and high school graduation. I am confused when I …

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The Grouch from Grouchland

I know I’m not the only person who struggles with grumpiness.  But sometimes I feel like it.  And by the way, I never knew I was such a grouch until I had little people watching me all day long.  Okay, maybe I knew it.  But I guess I thought it was my little secret before that. SO, I’m here to tell you – if you wake up feeling like the grouch from grouchland some days, you are not alone.  Even if you love God, and you love your family, and you consider yourself a generally …

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It Breaks My Heart A Little

Right now my life is pretty busy- busy with the work that I’ve always wanted to do.  I take care of three little people, my precious children (1, 2, and 4 years old), and I have the incredible gift of being able to work full time as a mom.  My job is feeding mouths, changing diapers, kissing boo-boos, washing off dirt, and so much more.  I give the first hug in the morning and the last hug at night.  I listen to little voices learning to speak, sing, laugh, and pray.  I forgive the tantrums …

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