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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...

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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Mommy’s Got A Meeting

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A couple of years ago when my daughter was two and a half, I decided it was time to find me again. Prior to becoming a mother I had been active in my community, attended committee meetings and volunteered with...
Rhiannon Ally is a busy woman. The The KSHB-TV news anchor co-anchors the 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts at 41 Action News with her husband, Mike Marusarz. She has two small children, and a third little one due...
I'm writing this post on the day I took my oldest son to kindergarten. I'm also 36 weeks pregnant with our fourth baby. So you can imagine how the "I'm not going to cry" thing went, as we walked...

Shift Work As a Mom

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When I decided to pursue meteorology for my career, the idea of having to work shifts never even occurred to me. I remember surviving my first midnight shift back in college as a volunteer intern at the National Weather...

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Summer Reading Programs in Kansas City

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In these turbulent times of quarantines and lockdowns, the partial reopening of local libraries are giving us the distractions we need, both...