Author Archive | Britt

Watch Your Mouth Around My Kid

Watch Your Mouth Around My Kid

I have a terrible potty mouth. Just filthy.  I’m an educated, intelligent, professional woman with an extensive lexicon. I’m able to expound prolifically using a plethora of words and phrases. And, sometimes, there is no more appropriate a word to use than a well-placed f-bomb. My family jokingly took bets as to what my son’s […]

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Budgeting on a Limited Income

Budgeting on a Limited Income

Budgeting has always been a priority for my husband and I.  We graduated from college in 2008 and 2009. The economy was trashed. Finding a job, any job, was a miracle.  Keeping that job was even more impressive.  Both my husband and I have experienced bouts of unemployment in our early careers, and it has influenced […]

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How Can You Bring a Child Into This World?

How Can You Bring a Child Into This World?

We live in a very scary world.  Terrorism. Poisoned water. Mass shootings. Hate crimes. Infectious disease outbreaks. Every time we turn on the television or click into social media, we’re bombarded with reasons to be afraid. Good reasons. Reasons for hiding in our homes, under the covers in our bed. Except that our beds are […]

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A House Divided

A House Divided

Not every family has a black sheep, but mine does. Me. I was born into a K-State home. My dad, aunts, cousins. Even as we moved around the country and far away from home, our wardrobes were full of purple and our hearts were back in Kansas. Which is why, when it came time to apply […]

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Early Lessons on Consent

Early Lessons On Consent

I have started and restarted this post at least half a dozen times. Each prior draft felt like a persuasive essay entitled “Why You Should Teach Your Kids About Consent.” Which is why I have deleted each of those drafts. Because you are already teaching your children about consent. Whether you realize it or not. […]

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Working Mom Hacks

Working Mom Hacks

I’ve written before about being a working mom. Forgive me. It is all I’ve known for the last year. It is rewarding. It is never ending. It is exhausting. This post could not have come at a better time!  I just finished two 70+ hour weeks, where I was running ragged and ready to throw in the towel. […]

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I Am Not Enough

I Am Not Enough

Before I became a mom, I thought that that’s all that I would be. Mom. It never dawned on me that, from the moment I conceived my child, the world would be asking me what kind of mom I would be. From the (often unsolicited) advice I received to the articles in my newsfeed to […]

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Parenting and Professionalism

Parenting and Professionalism

There are 168 hours in each week. As a work-outside-the-home mama, I fit a lot into those hours. Work, grocery shopping, laundry, chores, errands, the rare workout, and the even more rare stretch of sleep that lasts longer than 3 hours at a time.  I do lots of other things during those hours, but I […]

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Plan Ahead for #SpringClean16

Plan Ahead for #SpringClean16

I’ve always looked forward to spring cleaning, but this year feels different. Between our adorably grubby and rambunctious toddler and our giant, hair-shedding mutt, we have our work cut out for us when it comes to keeping our house from falling apart. I confess that many of my closets are bursting at the seams with the […]

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The Myth of Balance

The Myth of Balance

This afternoon, I lifted weights. While my toddler crawled all over me, making adorably cute “wee-oooh wee-ooh” noises as he drove his toy ambulance across my struggling-to-complete-a-thirty-second-plank torso. Then, I followed up my workout with a brownie. Now, that’s what I call balance. My jiggly mommy tummy, which looks strikingly similar to raised pizza dough, […]

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