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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 work but as a new “SAHM trying to be a WAHM”, […]

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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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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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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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My First Beef with Daycare

Now, let me preface this by saying we love our girls' school. We've been taking Rylee there since she was 15 months and they've had Reese since 10

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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

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Daycare Security After the Newtown Shooting

Think about your life before the Newtown, Connecticut gun massacre of 20 first-graders and 6 Sandy Hook elementary school workers.  Did you worry much about the security of your

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Interview with Nancy Holtzman from Isis Parenting {Part 1}

Note: This is part 1 of a 2 part series about Isis and the working mom. Stay tuned for next week when we tackle pumping at work specifically! Going

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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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A Complicated Transition Back to Work

It’s transition time for me again. Just one more week and I’m back to work and back to the groove of routines and tight schedules and not enough

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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

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The “One More Thing” I Can’t Do

I. Don’t. Say. Can’t.  Do you hear me?  I don’t use the word “can’t.” Except when I have to. I can and have done a lot of hard things.  {No

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My Kid Prefers Me Over School

At the end of last school year, Abby began to despise going to school. Since I’m the first to leave for work in the morning, it’s up to

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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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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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Time Isn’t On Our Side…

We have a situation at our daycare centre that some of you may be familiar with. Due to the regulations surrounding licensed childcare facilities and the exorbitant cost

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It Makes No Scents

No that isn't a typo up there, it's just my attempt at being witty. What I really wanted to say included the words "whore house" but I thought

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What To Look For In Quality Childcare

By Tracy Managing Editor I’ve been thinking a lot about childcare these days. I hate to admit it, but we’ve settled on Abby’s current care. We were in a

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Cultural Childcare

By Shannon Contributor It’s no secret among my family and friends that I have specific taste in men. I like Hispanics. Always have. I blame part of that on

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Equal Representation: Is It Needed In Daycare?

By Tracy, Managing Editor I’ve been hesitant about writing this post. I worry if I will offend someone, but then I realized these are my thoughts…my questions…my qualms, and

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