Author Archive | Audra Jurmanovich

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“Quit folding my laundry” and Other Signs of Depression

Postpartum depression. Doctors warn you of it, people pay lip service to it, but for the most part we–especially those who have suffered–don’t talk about our own experiences with it. While depression is not a “taboo” topic, it’s not warm and fuzzy either. Talking about your cute new baby is much more fun. Depression can […]

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I Always Want To Know

If my kids are doing something wrong, I want you to tell me every single time. You don’t have to sugar coat it, or frame it as “Well, it seemed unsafe, so I thought you’d want to know…” If my kids are being inappropriate, unsafe, out-of-line, weird or just generally jerks, I want to know. […]

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Disney Park or Cruise?

If you have small children and are considering a Disney park versus a Disney cruise, let me offer you this advice: Choose the cruise. We did Disney World a few years ago with a 3 year old and a 7 month old (plus 2 grandparents, which helps A LOT!). The park was wonderful and totally […]

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The Summer Checklist

  Do you remember when you were little and it seemed like the summer stretched on forever? The older I get, the faster time flies. Now it feels like school ends and two weeks later it begins again. At the same time, there are days when I’m not sure what to do with all of us […]

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Babysitters: The Struggle Is Real

Finding and keeping a babysitter. The struggle is real. (See how I used hip, teen lingo there? I try to connect with babysitters by speaking their language.)  Hunting for a babysitter is surprisingly, challenging. Some people are hilariously secretive about their sitters. You sometimes hesitate to trust younger teenagers, but the older ones have the […]

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