Parenting

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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goodbye to summer

A Farewell Letter to Summer

Goodbye to Summer Dear Summer, In many ways it seems as though it was just May, and we were counting down the moments until your care-free days. We were burnt out on school, schedules, and alarm clocks. We longed for for your flexibility, spontaneity, and childhood delight. We were full of plans for memorable vacations, […]

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mom tribes

The Many Kinds of Mom Tribes

As our lives evolve as women and mothers, our friendships and connections evolve too. It’s inevitable — we gather with different mom tribes through the years. Looking back throughout life this has been happening forever really. We move from group to group, and friend to friend, starting as early as elementary school. I remember my […]

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raising gentlemen

Raising Gentlemen

As a mom of all boys, I feel the weight of the challenge of raising gentlemen. It is my job is to shape these little boys into future husbands and fathers. Teaching manners is probably the most repetitive task we have as parents. Kids aren’t born knowing how to politely interact with others. It is […]

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