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The Truth About Being a Breadwinning Mama

“The most natural progression for you would to move into a full support role within the department, ” my manager told me from the other side of a desk in a small office. We sat for a long, awkward moment before I answered. “I know I shouldn’t tell my supervisor this. This isn’t what I… Continue reading The Truth About Being a Breadwinning Mama

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Children’s Books About Starting School

My son is starting PreK soon. He (and I) seem to have some mild anxiety about it. So off to the library we went. I mentioned to the librarian that I wanted to read books to help him (and me) get ready. She was on top of it and made for sure we left with… Continue reading Children’s Books About Starting School

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Remind me not to do THIS again.

Do you ever bite off more than you can chew? And then do it again? I am a full time working mom. Every so often I get this idea in my head that I can do some sort of side gig for extra money. Here’s how that has worked out and what I’ve learned. My… Continue reading Remind me not to do THIS again.

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My kids are allowed screen time, and that’s okay.

A few things happened all in the same week that made me decide I want to share my perspective on screen time. A delivery guy at work stopped me to tell me he sure hopes I don’t let me kids use screens. Side note: I work in an office, not around kids. I’m not sure… Continue reading My kids are allowed screen time, and that’s okay.

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Why We Keep Birthdays Simple

Both of my kids have summer birthdays. That combined with Father’s Day, July 4th, and juggling a big extended family is causing me to have celebrations on the brain. My 4 year old son recently and unknowingly reminded me why we keep our holidays and birthdays simple: because right now we can. . . .… Continue reading Why We Keep Birthdays Simple

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Becoming a Mom Made Me a Crybaby

“Before having kids I rarely cried. In fact, it might have been weird how little I cried. Emotional moments around other people made me uncomfortable. It’s not like the end of The Notebook isn’t sob worthy. I just didn’t ever want to share that with the people I was watching it with. I was going… Continue reading Becoming a Mom Made Me a Crybaby

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Reflecting about Mother’s Day

I was having a beautiful Mother’s Day. Then I took a moment and scrolled through social media. (I know! Bad mom! Why did I do that?) I know Mother’s Day can be hard for those who have lost loved ones, who are struggling to conceive or adopt, or those with strained relationships. This was the first… Continue reading Reflecting about Mother’s Day