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Is Anyone Listening to Me?

This is painful for me to admit, but here it goes: my kids don’t listen to me. There. I said it. I am completely embarrassed about this too. It’s not that I think I’m a fantastic mom who can do it ALL flawlessly and make it look easy. I will never be that mom, and […]

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‘Children Don’t Belong in Nice Restaurants’ and other Falsehoods

Every parent has experienced that ominous feeling. A relatively peaceful meal out with the family – a rare indulgence since having the kids – about to be disrupted by an adorable but incorrigible tiny person. The tears are about to flow, but not before letting out a blood-curdling shriek and maybe hurling a fork across […]

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He is me from the nose down, his dad from the eyes on up.

Raising a Biracial Child

A few years ago I read a National Geographic article about what Americans will look like in 2050, exploring the trend toward cultural and racial mixing. The faces in the accompanying photographs featured goldeny hazel eyes and olive mocha skin framed by thick, shiny hair. I thought to myself, I wonder what it would be […]

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Shift Work As A Mom

Shift Work …As a Mom

When I decided to pursue meteorology for my career, the idea of having to work shifts never even occurred to me. I remember surviving my first midnight shift back in college as a volunteer intern at the National Weather Service, and then quickly declaring I would never do it again. In fact, it was a […]

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Only Four More Summers

Only Four More Summers

In just a matter of a few days. I will be in the seventh layer of hell known as back to school. My family will sluggishly wake up and slowly go through the motions as I yell “hurry, we are going to be late!” no less than 68,603 times. While some parents relish in sending their […]

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The Summer Checklist

The Summer Checklist

How’s the checklist going, mama? You know the one. It keeps you up at night with “should have’s” “why didn’t I?” and “we forgot.”  It swirls around in your head haunting you that you haven’t done enough. It’s the checklist that, if we’re honest, determines our worth as mamas.  And whether we care to admit […]

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