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Road Warrior Survival Tips

For my nonprofit job, I have the privilege of traveling to schools all over the state sharing with kids how they can be healthier and participate in a community service project.  I couldn’t imagine ever working in a cube or office again.  There is nothing like being able to roll down my windows, crank up […]

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Motherhood Made Me Better At…

I think there’s this general perception that, like Pam said, “motherhood makes you so soft.” And in some ways it’s true. I’m not a big movie-cryer, but any commercial involving a baby? Tears. Pictures of refugee children feel like a sucker punch. Misogynistic memes make me irate, and even as a teacher, I noticed just […]

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Why You Should Schedule a Quarterly Parents Day of Fun

Have you ever vacationed with a small child? If yes, then you probably already know that the word “vacation” should never be used to describe that particular experience. The combination of unfamiliar sleeping quarters, a significantly smaller arsenal of distraction tools, and lots of time in the car or on an airplane can send most parents […]

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Mom-Life Crisis: Who Am I Without a Job?

Screw the ‘midlife’ crisis – I’m pretty damn sure that I entered the just-turned-30-who-even-am-I-anymore-crisis somewhere around the first of the year. Admittedly, I’ve suffered from some pretty severe anxiety and depression for a fair portion of my life, and I’ve definitely had a weird year – a new baby, a major medical issue, a big […]

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Maternity Leave Is Not A Vacation {What It Actually Did For Me}

In the six months that I’ve been pregnant with our second daughter, I’ve been asked approximately 500 times if I’ll be returning back to work after the baby is born. In the same six months, my husband has been asked this question exactly zero times. The assumption is that I’ll stay home (because hello: DAYCARE […]

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