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5 Ways to Manage Expectations as a Parent

In this day-in-age of Instagram, Facebook and an overwhelming amount of social media and technology, it’s hard not to get swept away in our perceptions of what parenthood should look like. We are constantly bombarded with images of celebrity moms with perfect hair and makeup, such as recent photos of Kate Middleton just hours after […]

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How This Teacher Mothers

  As a university instructor (college teacher), I have learned that some students fail. They don’t show up to class, or they can’t find a way to stay motivated, or their time management skills are lacking. Sometimes they need a job and their shifts are during my class. There are so many reasons, but every […]

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Small Things with Great Love

“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love” This is one of my favorite quotes. It’s one I say to myself constantly. Or try to. And more importantly, try to live. We do many grubby, redundant tasks every day in motherhood. We do them for our children, […]

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Spring Break Goals

I look forward to Spring Break every year. Why wouldn’t I? Spring is here! Spring symbolizes wonderful things such as new beginnings, a fresh start, and warmer weather. I feel a thawing in my bones. I’m ready to purge the house, tackle new projects, and sharpen my brain. Thus, what better way to kick off […]

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Don’t Stop Inviting Moms

I am back in the bleary blurry days of early babyhood. My second baby is 4 months old. He’s a milk monster. I spend a lot of time scrolling the internet in the middle of the night. Recently, in my scrolling social media, I read between the lines and deduced one friend was planning a party […]

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The Mother of all Friendship

I lived in a new state of insanity as a new mom. I’ve felt crazy before, but this was on another level. Sleep deprivation combined with so much uncertainty, anxiety, and a responsibility to keep my tiny, perfect human alive left me spinning for the first month or so. I didn’t have time to think […]

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Finding Balance

  Finding balance? There is always so much talk of whether stay at home moms or working moms have it easier, better, or whatever. Having been both, my opinion is that being a mom can be challenging no matter what. After lots of thinking about this topic, I am not trying to decide if I […]

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