Practicing patience. It seems like such a simple thing. It almost seems silly to even say that we need to “practice” it. But if you are like me, you know you need to practice. Do you? Sometimes, when you remember,...
Anticipating my first child was very exciting! He arrived late on a Saturday night and was very reluctant to leave my womb. Once he emerged, we were told he was healthy and now we were suddenly parents. I...
  There’s really no delicate way to put this. When you have your first baby, you wave goodbye to your former life. Gulp. But, hear me out... I’m going to wrap up my new-mama revelation with a really pretty pink...
I was recently at a work event, a fundraising walk for a charity. I was working in the registration area and from across the venue I heard a child screaming and crying. The screams got louder and louder and...
Families everywhere faced the unexpected need to homeschool children during the COVID-19 pandemic. While I've been intrigued by the idea of homeschooling in the past, the sudden need to take it on myself initially worried me. There is still...
I am lucky to be able to work part-time.  I am lucky that I got to take 12 weeks of maternity leave (mostly unpaid).  I am lucky (and a little bitter) that my husband also got 12 weeks of...
As an all-around optimist, I tend to look at the glass half full. Even on the dullest of days, I can spot the light. Ask me what makes me this way and I’ll say it’s largely because of my...
I often try to think back on what some of my earliest memories were as a child. It’s hard to tease apart which memories are real and true versus what my brain has put together from glimpses of photographs...
This pandemic has made life in my home exhausting. Too many people, not enough space. Food disappearing in minutes and constant mopping from the muddy dog tracks through the kitchen has left me tired. Tired of cooking, cleaning, laundry,...
“Welcome back! How is the baby?” Never did I think such a statement would cause me to start sobbing hysterically, but it did. It was my first day back to work after having my second son. I was scheduled to...

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