Tag: parenting

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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Back to the Basics

Parenting is the hardest job around.  Most parents would agree that this is a true statement.  As a parent of four, I find it to be the hardest yet most fascinating position I have ever held.   A typical parenting challenge can be anything from potty training to understanding teen behavior, however one very common daily challenge is one that parents and nonparents, alike, can agree they often agonize over … what do we eat for dinner?   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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Moving In

Moving your life from one place to another is a challenge, especially with a child. Here are a few reflections on my recent move and a few tips to help your next move go smoothly. more

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Lactivists and Tiger Moms and Mombies, Oh My!

Mommyhood is more complicated than ever these days. Here's a few things I found on the web this week to share with you that range from fun to thought-provoking. more

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