Karen Mares

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So far Karen Mares has created 4 blog entries.

Happy Mother’s Day: I See You

This Mother’s Day, my sweet family bought me this plaque. For a while now, thankfully, I’ve felt visible. I can’t help but be reminded of how many times I felt invisible.
Mothering is hard. We can wrap it all up in a cheesy commercial, but the bare truth is: guiding a human being from point A to point B is the […]

By |May 8th, 2016|Parenting Young Ones, The Best Of Submommy|1 Comment

Grilled Cheese And Tomato Soup

Twenty-five years ago this month, I was getting ready to pack up my parent’s car with all of my belongings and start college. I was bursting with the desire to leave what I had always known and find the yet to find.

That was when all of my belongings fit in the back of a 80’s […]

By |August 2nd, 2013|Reflections, The Best Of Submommy|0 Comments

Five Freedoms My Kids Enjoy That People Think Are Fading Away

I always read about helicopter parenting, and the extremes that some parents will go to make sure their kids never experience anything negative. I can’t relate. A few years ago, I read a guest post on Free Range Kids that was one mother’s lament that her daughter would not enjoy the same freedoms that she […]

By |July 18th, 2013|Big Kid Parenting, The Best Of Submommy|4 Comments

Running For My Life, In A Green Tutu

I have been saved by exercise over and over again. Depression knocks at my door, and one of the ways I’ve learned to keep it outside is exercise. Particularly running. I get into my own head with good music and all the awful stays away, at least for a little while.

I’ve had ups and downs […]

By |March 18th, 2013|Depression, Fitness, Reflections, The Best Of Submommy|2 Comments