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The Day She Didn't Mom

The Day She Didn’t Mom

The alarm clock blasted a screeching wake-up call. Normally, she hurried out of bed to get an early start on the day’s responsibilities. Not today. Today she simply pulled the covers over her head and hid from the world.  For a while she’d been feeling like it was all just too much. The rushing from […]

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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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