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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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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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It’s not denial, I just call it turtle mode.

I have this terrible habit of completely shutting down when we hit a rough patch.  Not on a personal level, just financially (Because that's how grownups handle stress, they just bury their heads in the sand and say FUCK IT  I QUIT).  The new job has a fun policy that you don't get paid for… Continue reading It’s not denial, I just call it turtle mode.