Being a working mom is all I’ve known, and there are days I’m great at balancing a career and a home and a preschooler and a marriage, and there are days when I definitely feel like a failure. I’ve...
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How Rude!

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I am clearly channeling Stephanie Tanner from Full House while writing this blog. But seriously, when did everyone start feeling like it is perfectly acceptable to be so freaking rude? Admittedly, the nature of my job exposes me to potential...
It was one of those mornings where nothing was going right and the car ride to school was no different.  Both kids were screaming in the back seat. This morning, it was about who had the larger lunch and...
If you have a child above the age of two, you’ll appreciate that role models come in all shapes and sizes, and from some very unlikely places. My children have embraced as role models everyone from Sid the Science...

Career Day for Mom

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You all remember career day right? When grown ups in different jobs would come and talk to your class so that you could get an idea of what you wanted to do when you grew up? As a young...
In 2009, during my pregnancy with my second child, I worked part-time at a medical facility while finishing up my Associate's degree and my husband worked full-time. The extra money I brought in made it possible for me to...

On Leaving the Workforce

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Last September, after a bad day at work-- nay, a bad two years-- I came home determined to quit my job. I was frustrated, fed up, finished. My work-wife, Anna, had quit a few months back, and what I was...
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Life as a Teacher Mom

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There are all sorts of things that go along with being a momma. I think I could list them, but it would go on forever. All the way to eternity, actually. And I know that no matter what you...

This, Too, Will Pass

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One year ago, I did something radical. I quit my dream job. In order to do my other dream job full time. I've been a stay-at-home mom for a year now, and what a roller coaster it has been!...
With any luck, as you’re reading this the government is fully back up and running and the hashtag #governmentshutdown has long left your social media feeds. If not, then I hope instead of passing up another article about the...

Choosing Your Planner

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Through all the chapters of my life, some a bit more irresponsible than others, I've always kept some sort of notebook or planner. They have changed in style and layout as my schedule needs have changed, but have always...

Using Mudita to Cure FOMO

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Mudita is one of my very favorite words. A Sanskrit word with no English counterpart, mudita translates to sympathetic joy; the pleasure that comes from delighting in other people’s well-being. Doesn’t that just sound so amazing? Being happy for...
I just headed back to work full time at the beginning of December. In addition to the normal stress and anxiety that comes with all of that... it also means the fun of pumping three times a day at...

My Stay-At-Home-Mom Job

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This summer Jollene wrote a post about how putting her career goals on hold to stay-at-home with her boys was not a waste of her degree. Her words hit me. I was in my first year of my PhD program...

Yes, I am Going Back to Work

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“Yes, I am going back to work.” I can’t tell you how many times I told someone that after they would ask me what number this was. “Three? Oh wow, you’ll have your hands full. You’re staying home then, right?” Actually no....

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Kansas City Summer Camp Guide

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Registrations are open for Kansas City summer camps and activities are filling up fast! Check out some of our favorite summer camps for kids...
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