Tag: daycare

Parenting: It’s the hard-knock life

Boy did “Annie” ever have it right! [Parenting] is a hard-knock life! (Side note: just to be clear, I mean the “Annie” of 1982 release). It’s only now officially spring, but we’re already in summer camp planning mode – as I would think most parents are about now.  This is the first summer that Gavin

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My Girl (and Boy)

I don’t have much quiet time, but when I do I am probably reading a few pages of a book or listening to a podcast. My favorite podcast is Death, Sex, Money. It covers everything (as the title suggests). If you haven’t looked into it, start today and go through the whole feed. Avoid the episode about

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A Bad Day

The second I walked into my son Jack’s Pre-K classroom and saw the look on his teacher’s face I knew something was wrong.  She shook her head and said, “He had a bad day.” Ugh.   A bad day.   She went on to tell me that he wouldn’t sit still during nap time, wouldn’t

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Things NOT to Say to a Working Mom

For the most part, I enjoy being a work-outside-of-the-home mom.  I am satisfied with my career.  It may not be my ultimate dream job but until someone will pay me to eat food and read books (preferably in a tropical climate), it is just fine.  There have been a few times though when someone made a comment with

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What Doesn’t Kill You…Makes You Want to Kiss Your Daycare Provider on the Mouth

My sons’ daycare was closed last week.  My husband and I spent the week scrambling around trying to juggle the boys, our jobs, and everything else.  I can proudly say that we all survived (I say this proudly as there were moments I was sure we would not).  As I sit here at my desk

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