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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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Dogs and a Baby: Why no one is going up for adoption.

When Jake and I went public with our pregnancy, nothing went quite like we expected.  One of the most shocking issues was the number of people who asked when we were going to get rid of our dogs.  Some offered to take them for us (thanks I guess...?) but many felt we should just drop… Continue reading Dogs and a Baby: Why no one is going up for adoption.

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Mommy’s on drugs (and other things I tell my child)

Postpartum depression is a sumbitch. I 100% expected to get it.  There was not a single, solitary doubt in my mind.  We'd had such a rough year and so much heartache over the baby's (thankfully non-existent) brain damage that combined with my own issues I knew I was going to get hit with it like… Continue reading Mommy’s on drugs (and other things I tell my child)

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Our First Family ER Visit!

Yesterday Seth decided to play the best game ever which included running a 103.5 fever for most of the day.  When it started inching up into the 104+ range we called it and decided to take him to the ER.  I'm picky about which one I'll go to (since the one closest to our house… Continue reading Our First Family ER Visit!

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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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How I’m Surviving the Infant Stage

Wine.  The answer is lots of wine. My baby is 8 months today, UGH, and I just now feel like I'm getting the hang of this parenting thing.  So far he's fallen off the couch twice and off our bed once, has figured out how to turn onto his tummy and slide out of his… Continue reading How I’m Surviving the Infant Stage