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Leaving Child For The First Time

First Vacation Without My Child and I’m Freaking Out

In May, my husband and I are flying out of state together to attend my cousin’s wedding. For the first time ever, we’re both leaving our 4-year-old daughter at home for 4 nights and 5 days. She’s staying with my […]

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5 Tips for Finding {and Keeping!} a Great Sitter

5 Tips for Finding {and Keeping!} a Great Sitter

Next month our amazing sitter of over a year is moving home with her husband. So we've started looking for (and hopefully found) a new sitter to

Liberating Working Moms

Missing Moments

As working parents, we are often away from our children for hours upon hours every week. It's a necessity. It's everyday. It's part of our life. We choose caregivers

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Navigating a New City/Life

Um, we have a little problem... In my last post I wrote about how I needed some space. I've got plenty of downtime as my husband is travelling for

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Snow Days

One of the benefits of having my son in a private pre-school is that (we were told) they are open on all the dumb federal holidays that we

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A Working Mom and Her Special Needs Son

My son has a feeding tube. He is three years old and has been 100% tube fed since he was 20 months old. He has a condition called

Liberating Working Moms

Confusing Thoughts on Returning to Work

I've been out of work on leave since November 25th.  That's over two months of being a part-time WAHM. It's safe to say that I've gotten pretty comfortable. 

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Snow Days and the Working Mom

The forecast Monday mentioned the 's' word. I was already juggling working while L was home sick {under my Dad's care} getting over a case of pneumonia. So

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My PreK Guilt

When I was financially planning for maternity leave, one decision we made was to pull Abby from FT PreK.  She has another whole school year before starting kindergarten,

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The End of Maternity Leave Feelings

No, I am not pregnant again. I just so happen to have a bazillion (slight exaggeration) mommas in my Facebook feed that are new moms and I have

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What We Gain from Working

I feel like as working mothers, we often hear {& even talk amongst ourselves} of what we lose by having a career and family. Things like extra time

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Immune Systems and Daycare

I have a love-hate relationship with daycare. On one had, I love that my son is being socialized and that I get some peace and quiet to focus

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The Walk of Shame

Ya'll know what I'm talking about. That moment at 6:30 AM when you drop your child off at preschool, kiss her goodbye, and then walk away to the sound

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Yawn.

Right now it's nearly 9pm.  I'm bathed and ready for bed.  Really, I'd probably be in bed already, fast asleep, if I didn't have to be up to

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Preschool Throws My Whole Schedule Off

I’d first like to say that after a week of awful tear filled drop offs, my son LOVES his new preschool. We chose a Montessori school in the

Opting Out, Leaning In What About Loving the Now

Opting Out, Leaning In – What About Loving the Now?

Lately in the news there's been a lot of talk about opting out, leaning in, and all kinds of other chatter about what moms are choosing to do

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Right Doesn’t Mean Easy

Yesterday afternoon I picked up my girls from school daycare.  While walking to the yard where Lilly was playing, I noticed her old teacher was there playing with

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Becoming My Own Boss…Maybe

  These past few months I have really been thinking hard about taking a super big jump professionally. A jump that in uncertain in so many ways. A leap

Liberating Working Moms

Why I Said No to Preschool at Home This Summer

A while back I asked for advice over on the LWM Facebook page (you like us over there, right), about what types of curriculum your kids do at

Liberating Working Moms

Husband Who Works Graveyard Shift: A Blessing or Nightmare?

My family has a very traditional dynamic these days. I work 8-4:30 and my husband does too. I drop  off at daycare and he picks up. We get

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