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Regan Long has two passions in life. One is being a mother, and the other is writing. In 2006, Regan graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary and Special Education and has found a true love working with children. Her ultimate dream came true after she and her husband, Terry, were blessed with their four children, Kendyl, Kaden and Kennedy, and Kelsey. Regan has found such inspiration navigating through motherhood and not only is able to capture some empowering moments that she has experienced, but seeks inspiration from women of all ages trying to handle one of the toughest jobs in this universe. As she has led a very nontraditional childhood and young adult life, she felt compelled to share some of her own experiences intermixed with her devout faith that leave every mother, daughter, grandmother, aunt, sister and mother-to-be, wanting to read, reread and share her heartfelt moments that will leave you feeling nothing short of inspired and touched. As Long states herself, as a mother, what more do we want then to feel empowered, motivated and inspired; to learn from our mistakes, expand upon our strengths and share the good, the bad and the ugly with fellow women to know we are not on this journey alone? We all have a purpose to serve on this earth and hers, without a doubt, was to become a mother. Regan is so fortunate to have been blessed with the ultimate gift that this world can give, becoming a mother. And for her, to be able to share that passion with the world is a true gift in itself.

Entries by Regan Long

The Quickest Way to Tear Down an Entire Family

(0) Comments | Posted April 13, 2015 | 9:07 AM

Quickest way to tear down an entire family?

You go after the mother.

After having my fourth baby in six years, I was preaching and a huge advocate of the true necessity of taking care of oneself, of course, after learning the hard way. I believed in this very...

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A Thank You to the Teacher

(0) Comments | Posted January 22, 2015 | 2:51 PM

I'll never forget one of my most empowering moments as both a teacher and mother.

I was teaching 5th grade. I had one particular student who needed extra academic help and was somewhat socially different from the other students. As a teacher, you're told not to have favorites, but this...

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So THIS Is Motherhood?

(0) Comments | Posted December 16, 2014 | 2:55 PM

I've traded my house that was once quiet and in order for complete chaos and disorganization.

I've traded my nights of sleep for days of exhaustion.

I've traded my once voluptuous chest for, well, business... almost a decade of working boobs.

I've traded late nights out at...

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Yes, We Are THAT Family

(3) Comments | Posted December 4, 2014 | 2:42 PM

You can see (or more likely hear) us coming from a mile away. One may think we're playing charades when my husband and I are making hand signals to each other, gritting our teeth and doing the silent threat to one of the kids, 'This is it. Never again!' Only...

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A Working Mother's Response, on Behalf of Her Peers

(0) Comments | Posted November 21, 2014 | 3:07 PM

Editor's Note: This following blog post is in response to the United States Secretary of Labor's letter, "A Working Father's Response"


Mr. Perez:

First off, I would like to thank you for your heartfelt response to my article on paid maternity leave for working...

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I'm the Perfect Mother, I Have the Perfect Marriage, Perfect Children and Perfect Family

(31) Comments | Posted November 19, 2014 | 9:39 AM

So many of us strive for perfection. I believe for many of us, it's an innate desire within us, whether we'd like to admit to it or not. After all, we are made in His image. As contradictory as it may sound, God's power is certainly made perfect within our...

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Brief einer berufstätigen Mutter an den Präsidenten der USA

(0) Comments | Posted November 6, 2014 | 11:51 AM

Lieber Mr. President,

Morgen werde ich das Undenkbare tun. Wieder einmal werde ich mein Neugeborenes abgeben. Während ich bete, dass ich diese schmerzhafte Erfahrung nicht ein viertes Mal machen muss, wird es mir das Herz brechen.

Mir wurde gesagt, ich soll härter werden. Man hat mich daran erinnert, dass ich...

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A Working Mother's Plea to the President

(1014) Comments | Posted November 3, 2014 | 3:24 PM

Dear Mr. President,

Tomorrow, I will do the unthinkable. Once again, I will pass over a newborn. My heart will break, despite praying that I would not have to experience this pain for the fourth time.

I'm told to toughen up. I'm reminded that I should be thankful...

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My Husband Didn't Want Our Baby

(151) Comments | Posted September 12, 2014 | 10:31 AM

The day after we had our third baby, I was scheduled for a tubal. We had talked about this decision months before I delivered, and felt it was the responsible thing to do. Most people thought we were crazy for even having a third child because we already had a...

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On the Days I Struggle the Most With My Little Ones

(24) Comments | Posted July 31, 2014 | 4:45 PM

There are days when everyone needs and wants to be held and there isn't a second I can find to myself. One of the children in the group is either unhappy, throwing a tantrum, crying or shrieking, and I think, Please go play. Mommy needs a break. Just two minutes...

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Why Do We Always Hate on the Hot Mom?

(0) Comments | Posted July 7, 2014 | 3:54 PM

Here she comes...

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She's walking toward you, gorgeous smile, gorgeous hair, gorgeous figure (even after popping out a handful of kids), and despite her glowing aura about her -- admit it. You're secretly hating her.

It's a human flaw that...

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10 Subjects to Avoid When Talking to Pregnant Women

(14) Comments | Posted June 23, 2014 | 6:16 PM

1. Due Date

Wait, when are you due? You have how much longer to go? You look like you're ready to pop any day now! Wow, I mean you are huge already!

Let me clue you in... a woman's patience is finite (and a pregnant, hormonal woman's patience is...

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From My First Pregnancy to My Fourth

(2) Comments | Posted June 20, 2014 | 6:05 PM

I remember our walk into the hospital. He had one hand in front of my stomach and one behind my back, to brace me, just in case I would forget how to put one foot in front of the other and stumble. I was only a few weeks along and...

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My Kids Drive Me Crazy

(1) Comments | Posted June 5, 2014 | 5:24 PM

My kids drive me crazy. Does that make me a bad parent? As I'm going on my fourth baby, it took me years to drive up the courage to say it out loud, but they do... they can drive me mad and the grueling schedule of Mommy duty 24 hours...

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The Simplicity of Childhood

(0) Comments | Posted May 29, 2014 | 4:36 PM

Money, money, money. There comes a point that I become physically and mentally drained from talking about, thinking about and worrying about it. Frankly, I have come to hate the word and despise the fact we live in a society where we give it the power to govern our lives.

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Does Being a Good Partner Make You a Better Mother?

(0) Comments | Posted May 13, 2014 | 12:34 PM

Motherhood means being superhuman at times. We perform the circus act that only a mother could handle of juggling multiple balls in the air. We run around the house doing our finest multi-tasking, at times with one baby on our back, one in our arms, while using our "free hand"...

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The Power of a Praying Mother

(0) Comments | Posted May 9, 2014 | 5:46 PM

What do we know about prayer?

Prayer heals.

Prayer manifests.

Prayer strengthens.

Prayer unifies.

Prayer conquers.

Prayer changes everything.

So the real question is, why don't we do it more often?

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I have come to find that...

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My Love/Hate Relationship With Pregnancy

(0) Comments | Posted May 1, 2014 | 2:20 PM

Day after day, week after week, month after month. And yes, pound after pound. This journey continues.

It seems as soon as I'm able to cross off one hurdle that I've conquered, a new one surfaces.

It is safe to say I have made it out of the...

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If Today Was Your Last Day...

(0) Comments | Posted April 25, 2014 | 10:53 AM

We are now living in a society where social media is able to do many things to connect, inform and publicize anything and everything you could think of. One of the most popular being Facebook, one of the main reasons I use it for is sole bragging rights of my...

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Running on Fumes...

(0) Comments | Posted April 15, 2014 | 4:13 PM

As a mother, no matter how many other jobs we have, no matter how many other "hats" we wear, we are officially on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

There are no sick days we can call in for someone to take...

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