My husband and I toured traditional, church, and Montessori preschools when we decided it was time for our daughter to start school. They all seemed like fine choices, but we ultimately decided on a Montessori school. We mostly chose...
My son was born in early June. Perfect timing, truly. I didn't have to endure too many days feeling like a cooked whale, and school had just let out, so it seemed like an intelligent time to duck out...
I feel like loose change. Middle-aged loose change. It’s not great. It’s a really weird time in my life right now. I’m kind of in a holding pattern and I need to stay here for a minute, and it’s...
Becoming a new mom is an incredible journey, and you're learning so much as you watch your baby grow. One of the things that I learned a lot about was the importance of getting my baby and myself out...
When I found myself pregnant with my second child, my firstborn was 2.5 years old. One great thing about toddlerhood is not having to lug a diaper bag around with you everywhere you go. I had long ditched the bulky...
When I found out I was pregnant, there was never a doubt I would return to work. I had been at my job for 15 years, was well established in my career, and we were comfortable as a two-income...
“I’m not ready!” I cried as I sat realizing our little bundle of joy was for sure on his way. Today was my due date and my husband and I just finished a 2-mile walk. “First babies never come on...
It's that time of year again. The big yellow buses return to our neighborhoods, the closed sign goes up on the pools, and the dozens of Pinterest posts get shared with bento box lunch ideas. And if you're a mom...
With school starting this month, my child's status as a stay-at-home child will come to an end. She will be starting preschool for the first time. Up until now, I have had the good fortune of being able to...
Breastfeeding is a job. It consumes anywhere between two to six hours of your day, depending on the age of your child, whether you're pumping or nursing, and other factors. This time doesn't even include the cleanup you have...
It's World Breastfeeding Week and while it's meant to celebrate all the positives about breastfeeding, let's just get real for a moment. Breastfeeding is indeed wonderful in many ways. But, it can also be complicated, demanding, unglamorous, and even...
I took my daughter to see "Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret" in the theater when it released. While some scenes in the film are clearly dated for the time period in which it was set, there is...
Parenting comes along with a multitude of decisions; big and small. One of the biggest decisions you’ll make as a working parent is deciding who will care for your child. Ask any parent what their top stressors are and...
It's only July but already parents are thinking about back-to-school because, here in the Midlands, some schools are starting earlier this year. The lackadaisical days of summer and easy summer nights are coming to an end and I know...
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