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Saying Goodbye to Our Caregiver

We can all agree raising children is better with a tribe, a squad, a group, help, whatever you want to call it. For a majority of working American families that support system is inclusive of a full-time or part-time caregiver Monday through Friday. Finding said caregiver can be tough, especially before you’ve even birthed said child. […]

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A Letter to My Daughter About “Our” Separation Anxiety

Dear Beautiful Little Beast (one day you will hate me for calling you that), You were so excited getting in the car with me this morning, ready to go on another one of our mommy and me adventures together. We know how to have fun together — you and me… from music class… to play […]

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Raising Children in a World of Hate and Fear | Austin Moms Blog | Erin Ruoff

Am I Selfish?

Friday was hard for me. Waking up to more bad news of another terrorist attack. Another hate-filled massacre. A crime that took a son and father that lived down the road from me. I’m filled with fear and questions. Lots of questions. Why God? Why are you allowing all these precious lives to be taken? These […]

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Father's Day

Love Letters for Father’s Day

Dearest Chad, I will never forget our first date. Completely smitten, I gushed at you. Feeling my small world and heart open with possibility, I timidly approached the question, “Do you see yourself having children?” I will never forget your answer, “I hadn’t. You?” (Damn girl! Be cool! Be cool!)  “Ummm I am not sure. […]

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