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You Can Do it, Mama! Five Tips for Surviving Going Back to Work

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With the summer in full-swing, I am finding time to reflect on the crazy year we just survived. Last fall I went back to work as a teacher after having two kids. After the...
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Working Mom: The Struggle to Find Balance and Remain Calm Is Real

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Ah, the day is done, the kids are in bed, and I've poured myself a well-deserved glass of sweet, velvety, red wine. Just as I sit down on the couch for the first time...
sick kids

Can Cold and Flu Season be Over Now? A Working Mom’s Plea

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This past cold and flu season has been hellacious in our house. I'm being hyperbolic, of course. Things could have been much worse. and I have so much to be thankful for when it...
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Finding My Tribe with Baby Bootcamp: How I Got Mom Strong

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When I gave birth to my son over two years ago, to say that I was out of shape would be an understatement. My pregnancy was full of bed rest, all-you-can-eat ice cream binges,...
new moms

New Moms Need Help But Not In The Way You May Think

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The most common piece of advice I received while pregnant with my son was, "ask for help once he's born. You can’t do it all when you are a new mom!" And they were...
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Turkey Sandwiches: A Toddler Explanation of Daddy’s Job

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My son is two-years-old. He just started to understand there are other people besides himself in the world. Sort of. This has made him become fascinated by where daddy goes every day. During the...