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No such thing as Balance

There is No Such Thing as Balance

We’ve been lied to. We’ve been told over and over again that our work life and our home life should have balance. This is impossible, people. There is no such thing as having everything in your life perfectly balanced. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a stay-at-home mom, work-at-home mom, or work-outside-the-home mom, we’ve been trying […]

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Smoke & Mirrors

Sometimes around late afternoon, usually after a surprisingly uneventful family outing, I’ll look at my babies playing together kindly. I’ll observe as they gesture comically to one another and discuss really “important” things amongst themselves; their murmured chatter and secretive giggling a soft hum creating a personal soundtrack to my day’s end. I’ll smile and watch […]

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Dos and Don'ts for Visiting New Moms

Sit Down and Stay (but really, please don’t!) – Dos and Don’ts for Visiting New Moms

Bringing home a new baby can be such an exciting time, but also exhausting and emotional for a new mom. Even if you have kids, you may have forgotten the overwhelming first few weeks home from the hospital (they are a sleep deprived blur!). Here are some rules and advice for loving on your friend […]

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Flaming Cabbage

Flaming Cabbage: Or, How to Be Like Betty C.

One of my latest fixations has been my vintage copy of Betty Crocker’s Picture Cook Book, circa 1950. My love of it has absolutely nothing to do with cooking because I hate to cook.  It has everything to do with the cheery illustrations, the homespun poetry, the refined advice, and the one magnificent recipe that […]

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