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motherhood and balance

Motherhood and the Illusion of Balance

Last week, I got home from work after an overnight shift to learn that my daughter had thrown up just a few minutes prior. The nanny filled me in on all the details, and my first thought was “Man. I missed it.” Which is, admittedly, a strange way to react to vomit. Nevertheless, there I […]

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parenting with the internet

The Pros and Cons of Parenting in the Age of the Internet

  I have heard lots of older adults marvel at baby carriers, fancy double strollers, and other baby gear that they would have appreciated in their day. Parenting now is a lot different than in generations past. The biggest difference in parenting (in my opinion) is the Internet and technology. I have a love/hate relationship […]

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Parenting

Parenting: Good Luck With That

Sometimes, so much of being a mom seems like nothing more than having parenting luck. When I see those parents who are always talking about how good their kid is and how easily they do this or that, I’m thinking that parent lucked out. I mean, sure we play a role in our kid’s personality, […]

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Ode to the Uptight Mom

Ode to an Uptight Mom

From where you sit, the afternoon light beams in, pleasantly illuminating the flowers on your dining room table. Then your gaze drifts down to the floor, where tufts of dog hair catch the light as they are blown around by the ceiling fan breeze. You sigh, irritated. Dust surrounds you: in your lampshade, under your […]

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