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5 Truths About Being a Work at Home Mom

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Thirteen years ago, we found out we were having a baby. I had just graduated from college, I had visions of being a career mom. I had never wanted anything more than to be a mom. Not long after that, I starting being a work at home mom. I knew that I had goals and passions beyond having a baby, and working would be something I would want to do…. More

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Unexpected Lessons From Choosing a New Life

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Have you ever been in a space where the only way forward is to create a new life? Have you found yourself in that space where your old life has ended but you’re not quite ready to start your new life? It can happen with a decision – such as ending a marriage or a long term relationship. Or other times it happens to you – a sudden illness or redundancy. Regardless of the circumstances your life as you knew it is turned upside down, and there is a period of time before you can make sense of it, and forge forward in your new life…. More

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Blog Series: 20 Baby Hacks You Need Right Now

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Being a new mom is hard. But as Tom Hanks says in A League of Their Own, “It’s the hard that makes it great.” Sure, he was talking about baseball but the sentiment still rings true. Every day can feel like a marathon, which is why shortcuts and quick fixes are immeasurably helpful. I’ve adopted (and perfected) a few tricks over the last four months, but it wasn’t until I tapped my network of parent friends that I hit the holy grail of baby hacks. Seriously, why don’t parents automatically receive engineering degrees? You’re going to want to bookmark this list!… More

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Deciding Not to Have More Kids

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Recently Bacon Beer Hubby and I came to a decision: no more babies. Deciding not to have more kids is a far more complex decision, conversation, and fountain of emotions than I ever thought it could or would be.

I’m not having any more children. No more squishy baby faces. No more tiny baby toes to tickle or tiny baby hands to hold my finger tight. No more baby laughs (baby laughs are amazing, and we all know it). No more baby smell (the good smell, not the smell of rotting bottles, or those hellish diapers that go all the way up the back and smell so bad the neighbors gag). No more baby snuggles, baby coo’s, no more babies. Right now I could even get nostalgic and weepy abut all the no more toddler moments…. More

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I Hope You...

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I am at my son’s school for a surprise party. The kindergarteners have gathered on the rug in one gaggle of wiggles, they had filled out these adorable questionnaires; their teacher was leaving to have a baby and they had all written their wishes for the new arrival…. More

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