Category Archives: motherhood

For the days when nothing goes right…

I had big dreams for summer break! Four days in, I am spent.  My work from home job was going to allow this beautiful synchronous parenting/working situation.  I dreamt of waking up slowing with my kids, eating breakfast and welcoming … Continue reading

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Controlling my inner “Bad Mommy”

Several weeks ago, during our bedtime ritual, Maddie told me quite matter of factly, “Mommy you did a good job today”. To which I replied “Thank you sweetie, what do you mean?” She responded “Bad mommy never got mad and … Continue reading

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Why I’m not that kind of “Attachment Parent”

Dear Friends and Parents out there reading, I believe I have delayed posting an attachment post long enough. As many of you know, I am a self-proclaimed “attachment junkie”. I have spent the majority of my academic and professional life … Continue reading

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Thinking about Play Time

Yes, I know, it has been a while. Life seems to continue to move at a rate I can’t quite keep up with and in the meantime, blogging often is at the bottom of my list (although I think of … Continue reading

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Anyone Else Out There Tired?

I am tired.  Sometimes really tired.  In fact, I am the fall asleep while I put my kids down for nap and for bed tired (and yes, I do lay with my Maddie to help her fall asleep and have … Continue reading

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Embracing Tantrums

tantrum noun  [ˈtæntrəm] (often plural)  A childish fit of rage; outburst of bad temper Fall has hit St. Louis, and along with the beautiful changing colors of leaves, the cool breeze and, at least today, the overcast skies and rain, have come … Continue reading

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Being a Working Mom/Stay at Home Mom isn’t the Problem

I am in Week 6 of being a mostly stay at home mom (OK…so really I am working 4 hours a week out of the home and 10 hours a week in the home…but still more stay at home than … Continue reading

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