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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 on my work. On the other hand, well don’t get me started. […]

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Being Present while Disconnected

The sermon at the church we joined a couple weeks ago focused on the parable of Mary & Martha. Pastor Ned spoke about truly being present for those

Liberating Working Moms

Sick Momma Day

Katherine has posted recently on the importance of us mommas taking our vacation time for ourselves. I love that idea & added it to my hopefully-one-day-sooner-than-later to-do list. I

Liberating Working Moms

Sick of the Sick

So far in January, between Lucy, Zach, my husband & I, we’ve had bad colds {negative for flu & RSV} along with pink eye, then RSV for both


The 1%

99% of the time I rock the working-mom thing with no problems. I love my job. I love the people I work with. My girls are well taken


Unexpected Kid Sick Days aren’t so Bad

I'm sitting here typing this at 8am from home. Abby is still sleeping after getting up to pee and requesting to go back to bed. Her own bed;


WAHM Sick Days

I read posts like this one that talk about taking a sick day and enjoying movies on the couch and time to themselves and my normally brown eyes

My sick leave is going down the drain.

Watching the Sick Leave Drain Away

Over the past few months, I’ve had to take several days of sick leave because baby boy had a fever.  It was a weird virus thing that seemed


Sometimes Work Can Wait

The coughing went through the night, though I didn't know the difference thanks to my saint of a husband who snuck out of the bedroom in the middle


Confessions: I’m Why Your Kid is Sick

It comes when I need it the least. The moment I am knee deep in the most important piece of work I've done all week, or the minute I finally


What the Diaper Dictates

It's Sunday morning and I totally just rejoiced about a poop. Seriously these days we are excited, gleeful even as we open the toddlers diaper and reveal none other than

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