Archive for the Motherhood Category


Finding balance

I did gymnastics until I was 15. Which I laugh about now, considering it’s only after two years of Dailey Method classes that I can finally touch my toes again and only on a good day can I hold positions that require balance. I wasn’t always like this, though. My best event in gymnastics was […]

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Wanting something new

By nature, your 20s are a time of transition, and thus, new things. From ages 21 to 30, there is always something new. A new job, a new apartment, a new relationship, another new job, a new city to live in. Change can be scary, but it’s also exciting. In most cases (and certainly mine), your 30s […]

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Friday Five: Save time and money – and get organized!

The “Friday Five” series shows five things that could help save you time or money – or help you get more organized. 1. Store-bought valentines I have fond memories of tearing through my valentines as a kid. Back in the day when you could just give valentines to kids you like and didn’t have to […]

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Taking Maternity Leave? Plan Ahead

I have a few friends who are pregnant with their first child, and I’ve often joked that a newborn would be so easy, if only you knew what you were doing. For most of us, maternity leave was a bit of a blur. I was fortunate to take four months off with both of my […]

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So Many Jobs, So Little Time

Parents wear many hats. Some have jobs in an office, others work from home or stay home with their kids, but I don’t think any of us would say we have just one job. You could be a lawyer and a mom, a teacher and a dad, whatever. Then you throw in coaching your kid’s […]

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Five Benefits of Early Risers

I’m lucky my kids are good sleepers, but Clay has always been an early riser. He’s slept past 7:00 a.m. maybe five times in his entire life. Unfortunately, once Avery turned two she followed in his early-rising footsteps. They are usually up by 6:30 a.m. and for some reason it seems to be earlier on […]

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Having It All – Part 2

Just over a year ago, I wrote this post, on “Having It All.” It’s something all moms strive for, but relatively few achieve. Nearly three months after leaving my job, I have a feeling I’m getting closer. When I wrote the original post, I said that more often than not, I felt like I had […]

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The perfect child (does not exist)

I have often said (and written) that Avery was the perfect child until she turned two. She never cried, slept 12 hours without a peep and smiled nonstop. Clay never tried to fool us into thinking he was perfect, but he was pretty darn good. More recently I’ve joked that if I could combine my […]

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Feeding your kids and why I love Drew Barrymore

I was waiting in a client’s office this morning, and I picked up Bon Appetit magazine. An odd choice  for me since I am hardly a chef, but I do like to eat and drink, so it’s always good eye candy. I also like Drew Barrymore, who was interviewed in the magazine about her new […]

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Wishing time away

  I’m pretty sure all parents, at one time or another, have found themselves wishing time away. I know I’m guilty of it. When the kids were newborns I couldn’t wait for them to sleep through the night. When I was nursing Avery, I wanted her to turn one, so I could stop pumping milk […]

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