The Family Gap Plan, Inspired by Brene Brown

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I pretty much consume any content by Brene Brown, #noshame. Her work on shame, vulnerability and whole-hearted living is game-changing - research-based, easy-to-understand, and universally relatable. If you have no idea who I’m talking...

Reality set in the day my husband quit his job

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Reality set in the day my husband quit his job. Last year I wrote an article called “Equal Career Partners, Unequal Parenting Responsibilities.” When I wrote it I was frustrated by my career-parenting load,...
Dear Teacher in the midst of COVID-19

Dear teachers, I hope you go back feeling like the heroes you have been...

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Dear Teachers, thank you. Thank you for the at-home lessons and activities. In many ways, they have been a life-saver, a connection to other humans and a means of accountability at times when my...

Sometimes being told to stay-at-home puts families in danger-at-home

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Between March 16 and April 5 of this year, SAFE had 41 child abuse/parenting related calls. Last year during the same timeframe, SAFE had just 17 calls. Our social media feeds are now filled with...

How to Navigate Austin’s Traffic

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We know it. We see it. We breathe it. We live it. Austin traffic. Other than aerial ridesharing (yes, it’s a thing – Hyundai announced it will make flying cars for Uber’s air taxi service;...

Hey Pumping, Working Mom, You Get a Gold Star

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It’s baby round 2, pumping round 2. With my first, I was an exclusive pumper (EP). This next round, I was able to nurse. Now that I’m back at work, however, I’m basically back...

Everything Changes, All the Time

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I used to think everything changed until it got to a point where it was static and life stayed the same after that. Routines, checklists, work -- that eventually I'd get to a point...

My Top 5 Nursing Bras

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I’ve been wearing a bra since I was 13 years old. I’m not bragging, being one of those well-endowed females has its ups and downs. At the time, I truly hated having to wear...

The Bald & the Beautiful | My Journey With Hair Loss & Living With...

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Most moms can attest to the fact that pregnancy equals awesome hair and postpartum equals panic attack mode questioning whether or not you'll ever have hair again. 40% of women experience visible hair loss...

I Choose My Career AND Being a Great Mom

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I could go round and round on the career and motherhood debate. Is it worth leaning into my career and pursuing career growth while I have young children? Or am I missing the opportunity to...