Tips for Working From Home Moms

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"Mom-ing" combined with working from home is not always easy. Lines are blurred, roles are hazy, and sometimes you aren't sure you are really succeeding in either arena. {AHHH} Enter Boundaries!  Boundaries will help you...
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No Mama, You DON’T Need to be Productive During Naptime

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Fellow moms, let’s take a moment to talk about unrealistic expectations even for the little things like naptime. If this pandemic world has taught me anything, it’s that we as a society put too...
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How to Keep Kids Entertained While Working from Home

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With so many parents working from home to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and with more kids doing virtual school as we enter the spring/summer semester, many people may wonder how to juggle working...

Learning to Love Myself This Valentine’s Day

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For most of my adult life, I have always felt like I was waiting for love, waiting for “the one” to make his entrance. I have had relationships that burned quickly or raged on...

Why Every Mom Needs a Momcation

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Sipping my iced coffee, listening to music that isn’t Disney and enjoying a peaceful solo flight, I reflect back on my weekend. It was a solid momcation with best friends who laughed, ate and...

To The Moms Who Are Getting That Degree

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Dear Moms working on a degree, first let me say, I see you and I appreciate you. Second, no you aren’t crazy, it is hard. It is infinitely harder with children around. This past summer,...

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...