Tag: guilt

In Which I Single-Handedly End the Working Mom Versus Stay At Home Mom Debate

  There is a simple answer to the question of whether it’s better to be a stay at home mom or a working mom: It really doesn’t matter, as long as, whatever you decide, you give it your all and do it well. What do I mean? If you’re staying home with your kids, take

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Gestational diabetes: a follow-up

It’s amazing the difference a week makes.   Last week’s post was full of brand-new emotion, not very much information and, yes, a total pity party for myself.  Sorry, guys, for the whining.   This week, I’m feeling much better about my gestational diabetes diagnosis because knowledge is power, people!  And, I’m one of those

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Five Things You Learn When Appearing on the TODAY Show to Discuss Post-Baby Body Image

  In case you missed it, here’s the clip of me from earlier in the week, talking about our bodies after giving birth.  If you’re like me and actually hate clicking on videos (my brain is less patient without the written word as a visual stimulus), the spot can be summarized thusly:  love your body

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Five for Friday: Five Reasons I Have Writer’s Block Right Now (Hint: They Have Something to Do with Being a Mom)

  1. SOMETIMES YOU FEEL LIKE A NUT …  I know Melissa just posted about this frequent CTWM topic, but it turns out that my three year old has food allergies. So my brain has been dwelling on her and the myriad forms I’m being required to fill out (for two separate school-day/child care programs).

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Wisdom Wednesday

Displaying Children’s Artwork: It’s more important than you might think! Like many other 3 year olds, Nate constantly gives me his artwork. He’s still not quite intentionally choosing what he wants to draw (i.e., he’s still pretty much in the “scribbling stage” and not quite in the “pre-schematic stage”, which children typically enter around this

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