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How to Adjust to Putting Your Baby in Daycare (Or, “I’m not crying! You’re crying!”).

As I mentioned in my previous post, I've gone back to work and the young prince has begun attending daycare 4 days a week. I am aware that this is the best thing I can do to keep him from falling behind developmentally, that he needs the socializing, and because of our schedules he's there… Continue reading How to Adjust to Putting Your Baby in Daycare (Or, “I’m not crying! You’re crying!”).

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Mom Guilt, or, Why I Feel Terrible About Working.

I've been a stay at home mom off and on since just before Seth was born.  I've worked a few months intermittently but it was always shift work or something I could adjust the hours on to still be home a large chunk of time.  While I won't say I'm a great mom, I love… Continue reading Mom Guilt, or, Why I Feel Terrible About Working.

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The Bedtime Battle

You know, I think I jinxed myself.  I've always bragged about what a great sleeper Seth was and now that's come back to bite me in the ass. This kid won't sleep.  Will.  Not.  Sleep. Yesterday he woke up at 9:30 in the morning, refused to nap all day, fell asleep in the middle of… Continue reading The Bedtime Battle

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Misdiagnosed Strep Throat put me in the hospital.

Because every day of my life is an adventure. I went to Texas at the beginning of June.  My parents came back with me and left on June 17th.  On June 19th I wasn't feeling well, on the 20th I went to an urgent care clinic to make sure it wasn't anything to worry about.… Continue reading Misdiagnosed Strep Throat put me in the hospital.

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How I became an Accidental Stay At Home Mom.

I'm not sure when exactly I completely lost control of my life.  I'm going to guess it was somewhere around the time the strip turned pink on that little stick but I'd be lying if I said I ever really had total control over things. I have a fairly modern marriage.  Gender roles have no… Continue reading How I became an Accidental Stay At Home Mom.

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It’s never what you think.

I've hesitated and struggled with this post a lot because I just wasn't sure what I wanted to say.  Well.  That's not true.  I just didn't want to say what I mean, which is a pretty fair difference. I hate being pregnant. There's no reason for it.  Other than some food aversion in the first… Continue reading It’s never what you think.