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The Working Moms Summertime Blues

The Working Mom’s Summertime Blues

During my 4-year-old’s last week of Pre-K, I started getting excited for summer break. Loose schedules, fun adventures. But then I snapped back to reality: I have a job. Don’t get me wrong, I love working and I love my job! I also know being a stay-at-home parent is tough work – goodness knows when […]

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Why I don’t make plans on Sundays

Do you remember Sundays before kids? I vaguely recall sleeping in, spending the day on the couch watching movies, maybe baking, going to brunch, hanging out with friends, taking in a ballgame. Whatever I felt like, really. Nowadays, I do my best to avoid any plans on Sundays. I will make the occasional exception, of […]

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Baby Social Media Etiquette

I have a few personal rules about life: Always return your shopping cart. Don’t make microwave popcorn at the office. Never announce anyone else’s news on social media without their permission. Today, I’d like to talk a bit about No. 3. I have seen many well-intended friends share someone else’s news before they had a chance to […]

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When I let my daughter dress me for a week

One recent morning, I was in my closet trying to decide what to wear to work and my 4-year-old started thumbing through my dresses. She pulled one out, and said, “Mom, can you wear this today?” I can’t just throw on a dress without notice – I need to shave my legs and all. “Tell […]

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Birthday Buddies

My sister is due with her first baby on Feb. 29. If my niece arrives on time, she will be a leap year baby. The due date is also within two weeks of my sister’s birthday, so the baby is a potential birthday buddy.   I happen to know a little bit about birthday buddies … […]

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