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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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How To Say Goodbye When You Didn’t Get To Say Goodbye…

My grandmother passed away a couple of days ago. I would love to tell you we were incredibly close and intertwined in each other's lives but unfortunately that wouldn't be true (through no fault of hers). I distanced myself from my family when I was 18 and never fully closed the gap, though I did… Continue reading How To Say Goodbye When You Didn’t Get To Say Goodbye…

family, goals, parenting

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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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.