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Dear Husband

Dear Husband, I’m sorry for all the times I froze you out of every room in the house…in the middle of the summer. I’m sorry for the times I was mean – especially during labor…I really didn’t mean it when I yelled for you to turn up your hearing aids (because you missed the “sign” […]

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I’m Not a “Crunchy” Mom Anymore

When I had my first son, I was such a warrior of truth. I researched–to the bone–all things related to childbirth, pregnancy, and baby. I had my cloth diapers ready. I was committed to a 100% natural delivery and breastfeeding. I  only allowed my baby to have organic food. I only used handmade and clean […]

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Gina Narvaez, center, reads a Blues Clues book to her daycare children Frida before breakfast.  Narvaez, a home child care provider, is one of 15 providers that the child development center has, which is currently at a critical shortage.  The maximum capacity of home child care providers is currently 30.

The Daycare Dilemma

One of the biggest struggles as a working mom is sending your child off to daycare or leaving them with a babysitter or nanny every day. Some days it’s an easy hand off. They’re all too giddy to be there. The morning drop off isn’t horrible and you attempt to get a kiss while they’re […]

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Pumpcation

Vacation (noun) 1. a period of suspension of work, study, or other activity, usually used for rest, recreation, or travel; recess or holiday. 2. freedom or release from duty, business, or activity.   Pumpcation   1. being chained to a breast pump for two or more non-continuous hours in a 24 hour period. 2. the […]

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It All Comes Down to PASSION

On at least three occasions I have started to write about the stay-at-home vs. working mom debate. I wanted to tell you the story about moving to Arkansas and hearing women say “Well, I was going to get a job after college, but then I got pregnant.”  The first time someone said it I laughed. […]

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Babies Don’t Keep

**Taps pen on counter** To Do:  Plan/prepare dinner Write out grocery list Pay bills Organize books Plan E’s 2nd Birthday Party (which…. is next month!  Cue panic). Sweep Mop (which hasn’t been done in 45,627 days) Walk the dog Spend quality time with the husband  Read to E Play with E Pluck eyebrows (see above […]

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The Grace Year

October 9, 2016 Dear Journal, It is finally quiet. The twins are napping and though there’s about 63 higher priority items I need to be completing in my race against the clock before the twins are off and running again, I simply choose to sit. Because, I’m tired. As my husband sits in the hospital […]

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