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Just a Few Minutes

“Will you lay with me for a few minutes, Mama?” My daughter’s big hazel eyes implore me, and I resist the urge to sigh. There’s laundry that needs to be folded. I haven’t packed the lunches for tomorrow. After a restless night of sleep and a manic Monday at work, I want to be a […]

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Just Be a Human

“What is it that made you want to be a pediatric nurse?”  The question was posed in my interview for a position to work with a pediatrician. It was a question that I would answer many times over in the coming years, but my answer would always be the same. I remember the exact moment […]

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First Birthday Lesson (For Mommy)

My son turned one year old this past January. I began planning his birthday party in October. I decided on a theme (nautical), created a guest list, and set about to find a unique, fun and affordable venue for said party. I asked friends what they’d done for their own child’s first birthday celebration. Some […]

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Why Can’t I Relax?

A few months ago, a little yoga studio opened up in downtown Harrison, just a few minutes drive away from my house. I had been searching for something I could go “do” to recharge–as I’ve struggled with prenatal and postpartum mood disorders for four years–and for the first time in my life as a mother, […]

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What My Third Pregnancy Has Taught Me About Self-Care

I got pregnant with my first child four years ago, in the midst of summer. The hot, Ozark smog made the nausea so much worse. For the next nine months, I went through the radical changes of pregnancy and motherhood. I surrounded myself with pillows. I rested for hours on the couch between my chores […]

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To the Child Mine Will One Day Marry

Sweet Child, Whoever you are. I thought of you today. Today, amidst puzzle pieces, and fruit snacks, and one hundred fifty lego pieces and in between a thousand laughs, 4 dirty diapers, and a nap time that seemed much too short, you came to mind. I don’t know why, but the thought of you came […]

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It Takes Two to Tango

I read a really great blog post the other day titled, “With Love, the SAHM,” and ever since I read it I can’t stop thinking about it. That’s because I’m a stay at home mom, and I’ve recently come to the point of deep admiration and respect for what my husband does on a daily […]

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Hashtag: He Too

I always knew I would be a girl mom. I love pearls and dolls and playing dress-up. I am not a natural athlete and prefer to see a ballet or check out an museum exhibit on 19th century wedding attire. I’m sensitive and I talk a lot and like to cuddle. I stressed over what […]

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