Why does my pregnancy feel like career suicide?

I have a question for anyone out there that might be reading this. Is having a child career suicide? I have spent the last 12 years of my life working for a company I love. Consistently over the years, I have earned many promotions, rarely staying in a role for more than a year. I have been in my current role for a year and a half and request a meeting with my boss to discuss my next steps. When we started this discussion, he was very open to me exploring new career growth oppurtunities with the company....more

Be Still: Part One

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Why Does Paper Beat Rock?

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Sorry, Kid. Elf on the Shelf is Not Gonna Happen

It’s that time again, the time when the cleverest, craftiest moms and dads dust off their favorite Elf on the Shelf Pinterest boards and create magic for their Facebook friends — I mean, their kids! Of course, their kids....more

The Poopaclypse of 2014

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Please Don't Call Me "THAT kid"

I recently read an article written by a teacher titled “Dear Parent: About THAT Kid.” (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/amy-murray/dear-parent-about-that-kid_b_6154898.html) I loved it; it did a wonderful job of highlighting the fact that there is usually an underlying reason why “THAT kid” might possibly be displaying some of the behaviors he does. I finished it, nodding in agreement as I silently thanked her for sticking up for “THAT kid”. ...more

When Kids Get Sick

Sometimes, you have good intentions, and life just gets in the way. I have fallen off the post something every day wagon for NaBloPoMo.  First it was computer issues, then a sick kid. Priorities, right?  ...more

The Art of Gratitude: 5 Nuances of Giving Thanks

Thankfulness allows us to rest. In an age where we are always working toward more, setting goals for the future, and pursuing our next steps, thankfulness allows us to stop striving – even if just for a moment. Feeling thankful involves stepping out of our own consuming race for “more” and being grateful for “what is.”...more
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How to Change a One Year Old's Diaper in 35 Easy Steps

Today's NaBloPoMo prompt: Write a "how to" post about anything you've got skills for, small or large.A Step by Step Guide to Changing a One Year Old's Diaper:1. Catch baby after chasing him around the couch.2. Lift baby so his bum is in front of your face.3. Conduct whiff test to confirm, yes, he pooped.4. Carry squirming baby to the changing area.5. Place baby on his back on the changing table.6. Commence taking off baby's pants as he tries to roll over.7. Place baby on his back on the changing table, again....more

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Instead of going to see Santa, I write letters to Santa for my kids. They just tell me what to ...more