Author Archive | eileen patrick

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Trying to Answer the Unanswerable Question: To Work or Not to Work?

I tried to find a googleable answer to this impossible question when I was pregnant with my third baby. Let me spare you the search- there is no answer (duh). But what really surprised me was how little there was in the way of info from moms who have been there/done that. I wanted to […]

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To The Strangers Who Feel It’s Necessary to Point Out the Obvious

Somewhere in recent history it apparently became acceptable to say completely inappropriate things to the mom out in public with kids. I assume this happened around the same time it apparently became acceptable to say stupid things like, “you look like you’re about to pop!” and “are you SURE you’re not having twins?” to pregnant women. […]

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COE: I over-planned our summer!

The whole idea of summer break as a mom is somewhat new to me. My oldest just finished kindergarten and before that was only in preschool three half-days a week so I didn’t really get much a break anyway. But as her last few weeks of kindergarten came to a close, I started panicking about […]

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I’m a Mom AND…

A couple years ago I overheard a two-sentence conversation that really stuck with me. It went like this: Person: “What do you do?” Other Person: “I do triathlons and I’m a mom.” Um, what. Who responds like that? Clearly the answer that should have been given was simply, “I’m a stay at home mom”, right? […]

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In The Thick of It

You guys, I’m there. I’m IN IT. Smack dab in the thick of it. All of it. And the “it” sucks. It’s so much, it’s all the time, and it’s non-stop. My “it” is a combination of young children and no sleep. Maybe your “it” is building a house, getting a divorce, a ridiculous job […]

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The Greatness of the Minivan

Can I get a shout out from all the minivan driving, minivan loving, minivan living mommas out there? I mean, does anyone else realize how much of our lives as moms are spent in the minivan? No. They don’t.  Minivans are the Renaissance Men of today. If a minivan were a person, it would be […]

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