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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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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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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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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

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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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

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Making time for the gym, the path of least guilt?

On my list of things to get done in a day, the gym has been very low on my list. So low that it's been erased, until recently.

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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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The Days I Hate It

Today is one of those days. You know them, and you probably know them well. And if you don’t, well then I guess I’m alone here, and I

Liberating Working Moms

Daycare drop off – the short end of the stick

One of my favorite perks of being a working mom can be summed up in 3 words. Daycare pick up. You know... the arms outstretched screechy time of day

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Freaking Out About Kindergarten

I had a freak-out moment at work today.  I decided to look at the webpage of the elementary school where our daughter will be starting kindergarten in 6

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What If…

In the year that I’ve been blogging on here, I’ve written about the term “working mom” versus the phrase a friend of mine coined, “mom who works.” I’ve

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Mondays Break My Working Mom Heart

My son is a fairly well-adjusted child. We went through somewhat of a whiney, clingy transition back to work after summer vacation, but for the most part, he

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Someone Else Raises My Kid?

I’m a working mom. So obviously, someone else raises my kid. How many of you want to throw something at the screen right now? Or maybe you wanted to

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When I Work, My Kid is Different

So, it has begun. The school year, that is. As all of you, I’m a working teacher momma like Tracy, and every August, I hit the books, write

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Breaking Up Is Hard To Do {Childcare Edition}

My stomach is churning from the guilt. I couldn’t even look her in the eye this morning. Can she sense the potential betrayal? We are considering leaving the daycare

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Daycare Interruptions: Does it get easier?

A good number of my working mom friends visit their little ones at daycare from time to time. They take them out to lunch, they come to see

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Sick of Feeling Conflicted

From my office swivel chair, I can see a daycare.  It is really close.  It’s like watching it on TV.  The playground is eye level.  It is both

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