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not a snuggler

I Am Not A Snuggler

“Mommy, will you snuggle me for 5 more minutes?”  I rest my head against his doorframe and breathe a deep sigh, trying to hide the impatience I feel inside. I almost made it out of his dark, cozy room and into my evening routine when my five-year-old turns on that needy, sweet, innocent voice that […]

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10 Fresh School Lunch Ideas

The new school year is upon us, and that means back to routines, alarm clocks, and check-lists. Probably right at the top of your list is making sure your kiddos have their lunches packed and ready to go when you are inevitably running out the door in the mornings.  A few tips to pack school […]

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part-time job

No Such Thing as a Part-Time Job

You’ll love part-time!” they said. “You’ll have the best of both worlds!” they said. But, there is a dirty little secret that all part-time job moms know… Nothing is actually part-time. We really are stay-at-home-mom slash work-mom going 80 miles per hour regardless of where we physically are 24 hours a day, seven days a […]

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mom self-doubt

Hey Mama, You’re Doing a Good Job

“Why aren’t there more hours in the day?” “Clean clothes, washed hair, AND makeup… at the park. Really? WHEN did she have time?” “Where IS my makeup, anyway?” “How is her house so clean? Do they even own toys? How does she get her kids to clean them up?” “What is she doing in that […]

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I Don’t Want My Son To Play Football

I love sports. I was lucky enough to be a coach for soccer, track, and cross country for several years when I taught middle school. Every year, I had to go through a required concussion training (find something similar here). Every year I walked away with one thought: if I ever have a son, he […]

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