The Mom Hour

The Mom Hour

Throwbacks & TimeHops (Why Looking Back Matters): Episode 217

July 16, 2019

On this day in history, where were we? One year Sarah was stuck inside with littles in 115-degree Arizona heat; another year Meagan was directing her kids in a play. One July day many years ago, Meagan’s four boys all fit on the same park swing; on another, more recent one Sarah sent a nervous kindergartener off to a full day of summer camp.

Looking back at photos from the past, we reflect on the phases of motherhood we’ve survived through a series of ordinary July days. Join us!

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