It’s Ok. Don’t Cry.

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I took a week off of work and sent my child to daycare

I have a confession: I was on vacation from work this past week and sent mini-me to daycare every day but one. I'm that mom. I have a number of what I feel are legitimate rationalizations for my decision, but they're just that, rationalizations. The bottom line is that I couldn't get everything done I wanted and needed to do with mini-me home (I also have to pay for daycare regardless of if I send her or not but that's just one of my many rationalizations). ...more
Let me add to the others who say "Good for you!"more

What NOT to take for granted...

when life gives you lemons...Things that give you peace of mind.When your children are loved, and safe during the times you are not around.Watching your littles make friends and be loved by people other than yourself.Arriving safely after travel.True blue friends that you can laugh and cry with.Ability to be totally honest, about everything with a friend who doesn't judge you or gossip about you....more

3 Ways to Keep Faith Alive Between Sundays (with Kids)

The Edel Gathering is this weekend and there were some of us who couldn't attend, as much as we would have loved it! Rita over at The Catholic Review: Open Window thought it would be great to host a blog hop wherein we'd have a virtual conference! I loved the idea and thought to share how I keep the faith alive between Sundays, with kids. I'll admit it, I don't always do a bang up job each week. Because work.You'll see what I mean....more
Avery Lane  Thanks! Is your daughter so excited? I love Kindergarten at our Catholic school. My ...more

Dear Stay at Home Mom

Dear Stay at Home Mom,  I just want to tell you,Your job is not easy. No matter how many kids you are staying home with.  Taking care of babies and toddlers all day long is tiresome, challenging, and exhausting.  You were meant to do it.  I encourage you not to take your time with your littles for granted. ...more

Good Behavior for 100 please

There was something that my family, close friends and I observed about my sons' behavior over this recent visit that had us all questioning where it could be coming from. It's an observation I made months ago. However, as a mother I realize I can be a little sensitive and I definitely over analyze sometimes. Regarding my son, I watch him close and sometimes notice things no one else would otherwise notice. I continued to monitor him without raising the issue initially....more

A Hybrid College Education for the Adult Learner...too bad it doesn't save energy

I need to get my bachelor's degree in order to get ahead in my job, but I didn't have time to go to a traditional college because I have two kids. (Man, I should like one of those commercials).  So, I started what is called a hybrid program which is a blend of on campus classroom meetings with a strong online component as well.  I take one class per semester, do a whole bunch of online assignments and drive 60 miles to campus 3 times a semester.  On paper it doesn't sound too bad.  In real life it is a different story. ...more

A Fit Mom's Thoughts - My Humble Beginnings

Let's start with an introduction - my name is Rachael and I'm a thirty year old new(ish) mom. I say new-ish because my son just turned one. In the grand scheme of things I suppose that does qualify me as a new mom, but sometimes I feel like people hear "I'm a new mom" and roll their eyes! But I digress....more
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