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Saying “No” With Grace

I recently joked with a friend that you can tell how much I like you by how quickly I start telling you “no.” I am a people-pleaser and I do not enjoy confrontation of any sort. I also like being busy. For this reason, I used to say “yes” to everything. “Can you join our […]

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I Choose Joy.

Have you ever met someone who oozes positivity? Not the over-bubbly, Pollyanna-type…those people are obnoxious, but just someone who quietly finds happiness in almost every situation?  I find myself drawn to people like this. I seek them out. Their positive attitudes are calming and contagious. I am probably attracted to these people because positivity is […]

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Hanging Up My Heels

  Tuesday, September 26, 2017. The day my life changed forever. It didn’t change in one of those dramatic ways, like a baby being born, a marriage, or losing a loved one. This was a more subtle, but equally Earth-shaking, revelation. On this day, my husband got a promotion at work. A promotion that meant […]

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I Was Distracted for a Second and My Kid Got Hurt

Does anyone else ever feel like they are living at a pace that they just cannot maintain? Sometimes I feel like I chase my tail from morning until night. I collapse into bed feeling like “where did today go?”  I’ve become more and more aware of this rapid pace that I have somehow allowed to […]

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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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