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Glennon Doyle Melton is the author of New York Times Bestselling memoir, CARRY ON, WARRIOR. Glennon is the founder Momastery.com, an on-line community where hundreds of thousands of readers meet daily to experience her shameless and hilarious essays about marriage, motherhood, faith, addiction, recovery and connection. She is the creator and president of a non-profit organization that has connected countless families in need with hundreds of thousands of dollars in critical resources.



Glennon speaks domestically and internationally and is a regular contributor to Huffington Post and other publications. CARRY ON, WARRIOR, Glennon and her philanthropic work have been featured on The TODAY Show, The Talk, Ladies’ Home Journal, Woman’s Day, Glamour UK, Family Circle, Parents Magazine, American Baby, and Newsweek, among other television and print outlets. She lives in Florida with her family.

Entries by Glennon Doyle Melton

How to Keep Your Kids Safe During the Most Dangerous Part of the Day

(21) Comments | Posted July 24, 2015 | 9:32 AM

Can I have a minute of your time? It's important. It's about cell phones and driving.

I'm scared, you guys.

Every day I see drivers sneaking peeks at their phones. I do it, too. I love my family so hard and so well and so deep and then when...

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Letter To A Young Transgender Child Of God

(30) Comments | Posted May 1, 2015 | 12:41 PM

This piece first appeared on Momastery.

Because I'm both a proud supporter of GLAAD and a children's minister, kids struggling with their sexuality/ gender identity and the church write to me sometimes. I think they sense that since much of their pain has originated from...

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I Support Your Right To Share My Rights

(56) Comments | Posted April 7, 2015 | 11:54 AM

This piece first appeared on Momastery. I've been asked these questions so frequently that I compiled a few answers here. Love.

Q: You've been vocal in your support of marriage equality even though you are a Christian. Can you talk about that?

Yes. I will,...

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When Her Good News Makes You Feel Bad

(4) Comments | Posted January 17, 2015 | 8:22 AM

"Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into."
- Wayne Dyer

I think comparison and competition exist partly because we believe that there is a scarcity of good things in the universe. And that belief makes us kind of small and scared and unable to...

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This Is How to Win at Parenting and Life

(11) Comments | Posted January 16, 2015 | 2:52 PM

I posted this image a few months ago:

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The Real Meaning of 'Brave'

(7) Comments | Posted October 1, 2014 | 9:16 AM

From my inbox:

Dear G,

Help. I can't figure this out.....

Imagine a bunch of adults who adore their kids and grandkids are sitting in a boat while two 9-year-old cousins (boy and girl -- 18 days apart in age) are on a cliff, contemplating jumping into the lake below....

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There Should Be a Word for What It Feels Like to Send Your Child to Middle School

(13) Comments | Posted September 12, 2014 | 3:16 PM

I just dropped Chase off at middle school. MIDDLE SCHOOL.

Like I've been doing for three weeks now -- I let him out of the car. I let him walk away from me and toward that huge building filled with PEOPLE AND DYNAMICS AND IDEAS and other horrible wonderful things...

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A Whole New -- And Necessary -- Way to See Your Messy House

(145) Comments | Posted September 9, 2014 | 4:25 PM

"Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new." -- Thoreau

So why not just laugh now? -- G

"If we do not feel grateful for what we already have, what makes us think we'd be happy with more?" -- Unknown

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Recently I posted a picture...

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Das Grauenvollste, was mir als Mutter je passiert ist

(0) Comments | Posted August 30, 2014 | 3:49 PM

Bei einer Lesung letztens stand eine Frau auf und fragte „Können Sie uns über Ihren schlimmsten Moment als Mutter erzählen?"

„Erwischt. Nein.", sagte ich. „Ich kann nicht. Ich würde gerne, aber ich kann das hier nicht erzählen. Ich werde uns sonst in Schwierigkeiten bringen."

Aber ich kann es Ihnen an...

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The Awkward Parenting Story I Probably Shouldn't Tell

(60) Comments | Posted August 25, 2014 | 11:27 PM

At a recent speaking event, a brave woman stood up and said to me, "G, can you tell us about your worst mom moment?"

"Shoot. No." I said. "I can't. I'd like to, but I really can't here. I'll get us in trouble."

But I can tell you here. I...

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Your Body Is Not Your Masterpiece

(52) Comments | Posted August 5, 2014 | 2:05 PM

Your body is not your masterpiece -- your life is.

It is suggested to us a million times a day that our BODIES are PROJECTS. They aren't. Our lives are. Our spirituality is. Our relationships are. Our work is.

Stop spending all day obsessing, cursing, perfecting your body like it's...

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How to Really Change Your Children's Lives This Summer

(1) Comments | Posted July 7, 2014 | 3:10 PM

"It's not our job to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. It's our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless."

- L.R. Knost

It's summer now -- and there are options galore available to our...

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The One Conversation That Could Save Your Teen's Life (And Your Own)

(26) Comments | Posted June 24, 2014 | 12:57 PM

Last week I told my therapist that even though I'm too busy, I continue to say yes to new responsibilities. In my head, I mean nope -- but I say okay, because I feel on the spot. I panic. Every time.

use your words

She and I...

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Diese Übung macht Sie garantiert schön

(0) Comments | Posted June 14, 2014 | 7:39 AM

Eine Mail aus meinem Posteingang an diesem Morgen:

Liebe G,

Ich fühle mich nicht schön. Ihre Arbeit lässt mich verstanden und weniger allein fühlen. Ihr Auftritt allerdings nicht. Sehen Sie schon so aus, wenn Sie morgen aufwachen?

Liebe M,

Ja. Ja, das tue ich. Es tut mir...

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The One Routine Guaranteed To Make You Beautiful

(54) Comments | Posted June 10, 2014 | 10:48 AM

From My Inbox This Morning:

Dear G,

I do not feel beautiful. Everything about your work makes me feel understood and less alone -- except for your appearance. Do you wake up looking like that?

Dear M,

Yes. Yes, I do. I am so sorry to tell you that natural...

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Find Yourself a Maya

(12) Comments | Posted May 30, 2014 | 9:05 AM

It was scary to wake up this morning in a world without Maya Angelou. When I opened my eyes, I felt like an anxious child who just discovered she's been left home alone. It becomes difficult to stay calm and keep playing when you're wondering who will keep an eye...

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What Not To Do At Your Kid's End Of The Year Performance

(3) Comments | Posted May 27, 2014 | 10:12 AM

There were 150 kids at the concert today -- but I could only see a few of them. This was my view most of the morning.

rude

Please don't do this. There is no stadium seating in school cafeterias. And so when you do this -- when...

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My Mother, The Angel; My Mother, The Warrior

(0) Comments | Posted April 28, 2014 | 9:00 AM

This post is part of the Global Moms Relay. Every time you share this post, Johnson & Johnson will donate $1 (per action), up to $250,000, to the Global Moms Relay, to help improve the health and well-being of moms and kids worldwide in support of MAMA,...

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Der nächtliche Kampf: Die Kinder ins Bett bekommen

(1) Comments | Posted March 28, 2014 | 9:42 AM

Ich ließ Craig gestern die nächtliche Runde von „Hau-den-Maulwurf" [Whack-a-mole] (auch bekannt als Schlafenszeit) bewältigen und machte es mir um 19.45 auf der Couch bequem. Das ist wie meine Siegerrunde - auf der Couch liegen.

Der Tag ist vorbei, weg ist der Sohn, weg sind die Mädchen, vorbei...

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Getting to My Bedtime Victory Lap

(4) Comments | Posted March 25, 2014 | 12:02 PM

I let Craig handle last night's round of "Whack-a-Mole" (bedtime) and settled into the couch at 7:45. It's like my victory lap -- that couch settling.

Day is done, gone the son, gone the girls and the the fights and the whiiiiines. All is calm -- Bravo ooooon -- sleep...

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