Author Archive | Audra Jurmanovich

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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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To The Mama Who Messed Up Today

Some days are picturesque. You float around meeting everyone’s requests with a smile. You pack healthy lunches (with a little surprise treat), you play three games of Uno and snuggle with every kid. You feel like you totally have this Mama-thing down. Some days you forget to put snacks in the backpacks and snap at 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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Read to your kids. It’s just that simple.

Read to your kids. It may be the #1  most important parenting tool. I recently read a great article by Ruth Bader Ginsberg about raising trail-blazing daughters. You may have seen this post summarizing Ginsberg’s article floating around Facebook. Here is her original article as well. Ginsberg mentions “fostering a love of reading” in girls before anything else. While […]

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