Author Archive | Britt

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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The Season of Gratitude

The Season of Gratitude

I turned 13 right before Christmas 1999. I was in seventh grade, and the most important thing in my world was fitting in with my friends at school. Which is why I had to have American Eagle clothing for Christmas. I begged for those clothes. I did not get those clothes. Today, I recognize this as […]

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Creating a Family Budget

Creating a Family Budget

I was in my third trimester when a report came out stating that the average cost of raising a child was up to $245,000. You read that right. $245,000. I’ll give you a minute to let that sink in. Wipe the vomit from your chin. Thank goodness we live in Kansas City! Where a four-bedroom, […]

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Trust Your Mom Gut

Trust Your Mom Gut

I had the rare and special experience of being pregnant at the same time as one of my coworkers. The biggest difference between this mama-to-be and myself was that I was a first-timer and she, with one son already at home, was an experienced veteran. This poor, weary woman spent a good chunk of her […]

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