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Separation Anxiety

Parents are spending more and more time away from their children due to financial obligations. Many children spend more time in day (or night) care than with their parents. Should this be the norm? more

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Afterschool Matters

Jorge Perez, VP of Youth Development, Family Enrichment and Social Responsibility for YMCA of the USA, wrote a blog post about the importance of afterschool programs and how to choose the best one for your child over at Parent Toolkit. more

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Noteworthy November

November is a busy month! Daylight Saving Time just ended and many of us cast our votes on Election Day. The star of the month, Thanksgiving, is right around the corner. However, November is more than just Turkey Day. There are quite a few educational and engaging events going on this month. 

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Hey There Lonely Mom

I have previously written about how hard it is to make mom friends, but reading this blog post made me relive how lonely being a mom can be. When I was preparing to become a mom, I was warned about many things, but soul-crushing loneliness was not one of them. more

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First Foods

To celebrate our daughter's 6 months on this Earth, her father and I decided to give her the gift of solid food. I had been simultaneously nervous and excited about this day. Food is my favorite and while it significantly increases the level of difficulty at mealtime, I’ve been excited to show her what she’s been missing out on. more

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Around the World in a Day

While I love my life as a work-at-home mom, it is my civic duty to inform you that it's not a walk in the park. There is a misconception that staying home with the kiddies is easier than working outside of the home.

 

 

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What You Must Know If You Have Baby Fever

Have you been sucked in by all of the adorable babies in your Facebook feed? Do you coo at every infant you see in the grocery store? You may not be able to contain your throbbing ovaries much longer, the baby fever is coming for you!  more

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Baby Magic

My daughter turned six months old today and even though we are only halfway to twelve months, I already understand the meaning of the phrase, "the days are long, but the years are short.” I feel fortunate to be a work-at-home mom who is able to spend every day with my child, because even being so new to motherhood, I can confirm that it goes by extremely fast. more

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The Trouble with Assumptions

As I walked into the mom’s group I attend twice a month, I noticed there was a new mom at the refreshment table. After talking for a few minutes, she told the rest of us that she was the mother of a 6-week-old. She looked amazing! She had a flat stomach and far less eye bags than I remembered having. [Insert jealousy here.] "You don't look like you just had a baby!" I exclaimed. more

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