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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 for our children as wisely as we can. Whether they are […]

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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


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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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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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


The Love/Hate of Daycare Drop Off

Every working parent knows it well. Daycare* drop off. Some days, you hate it. You want to play hooky and take him to ride the train at the


Why Daycare is More Than OK

It is no secret I love daycare. They take great care of my boys. They teach them tons of things in ways I couldn't dream of. They teach

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Tackling Daycare Issues Head On

I’m going to admit it. I often still feel like a 20+ year old wondering why people call me ma’am at the grocery store. And wondering where the


{No Longer} Struggling with Solids

Somehow in the last four months, Lucy & Zach went from struggling so much with solids that I wrote a post on it, spoke with our PA & pediatrician &

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Holidays in the Age of Pinterest

In the age of pinterest, blogging & Facebook bragging, it's easy to get caught up in the holiday crafting spirit. And as a working mom of two 10

Choosing an In-Home Sitter Over a Preschool

Choosing an In-Home Sitter Over a Preschool

A few weeks into working from home as a freelance writer, I began to see that the number of hours I was working from home weren't realistic with

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Starting Babies on Solids and the Working Mom

For the last month & a half, I’ve added a disaster to our nightly routine. The babies mostly hate it. It makes a huge mess. It’s time consuming

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Holiday Teacher Gifts

Holiday time is here, folks. I am sure this is no surprise. The surprise I usually get is when I am shopping for gifts and remember the teacher

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Makings of a Stellar Nursing/Pumping Room

One of my favorite things about my new working mom situation is onsite daycare. While the cost and convenience is obviously spectacular, my favorite part is the ability to go

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#FirstDayBack To Work in Tweets and Pictures

Last Friday, Brandy returned to work full time, even though she did cheat and went in for a bit they day before as Oliver did start daycare part


Tales of an Indecisive Procrastinating Working Mom {Preschool Edition}

There are two important things you should know about me. Two things, which every year I say I’m going to work on, but alas, I don’t. For one,

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Family Childcare: Let’s Talk About the Downsides

Very often, I am singing my mother-in-law’s praises because in addition to raising three kids, taking care of her granddaughter, cooking three meals a day, cleaning, sewing, and


Daycare Friends

You know what one thing I love the most about daycare? Well besides them taking on the messy crafts. I love the little friends. We are to the

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