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Working Mom Guilt: How to Survive with Two Bosses

When we decide to have children, we commit our life to the well-being of another. In many ways we start a new career with a new boss. This tiny little creature has you tending to their every need and will freely express their displeasure at your performance. In this new ‘career,’ we will never receive […]

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I Hate Social Media. I Think…

Most days I can’t decide if I hate social media, or love it. I hate that it brings out my judgmental jerk. “Oh, I see you out at that fancy restaurant. It’s your anniversary? How nice. I wonder how much that meal cost. And the babysitter. And probably a new outfit? Dang, you can afford […]

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Leaving my Career to be a Stay-at-Home Mom

Before delivering our firstborn son, I was ignorant to the labels that would henceforth populate my life. Breastfeeding or bottle-feeding mom? Cloth or disposable diapering mom? Crib baby or co-sleeping family? And the biggest label of all – working mom or stay-at-home mom? Unbeknownst to me in my new-mom naivety, our choices spoke volumes about my brand […]

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Why I Quit: Confessions of a Non-Breastfeeding Mama

I remember the first time I quit breastfeeding. My only pumping break that day was interrupted by an emergency in the operating room. When I finally left the hospital (14 hours after I last pumped), I was painfully engorged. I began pumping in the car and drove home crying. The second time I quit was less […]

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