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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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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Judged At The Playground

My child fell off the monkey bars and other parents called me out for not standing right next to next to him when it happened.  I had the same thoughts about myself.  Where was I? I was sitting on the bench. My husband was chasing our toddler twins and our oldest child was happily playing nearby.  […]

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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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We Didn’t Go to the Park Today

We didn’t go to the park today. Because it was hot. Or it was cold. Or because every time you were awake and ready, your brother was asleep. Or because I couldn’t figure out how to push you in the swing or drag you away from the playground when it was time to leave while […]

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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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