Tag: parenting in Connecticut

The duality of breastfeeding

I wanted to tell you something pithy and sweet about breastfeeding; anything I put down just came across as insincere and trite. The truth is, nursing a child is not something easily done, or easily explained. I find the whole experience so contradictory, a few neatly packaged words aren’t enough. Breastfeeding is the most foreign

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How returning to school has been beneficial to my family

I returned to school to make a career change, but the impact goes beyond how it affects me personally. Returning to school has also been beneficial for our family as a whole. Here’s why. We are deciding what’s important. I find myself in the library to get my work done. A LOT. Prior to going

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How being an adult student is different – and better – than it was the first time around

I’ve done it – taken the leap and returned to school to get my Associates (possibly Bachelors?) in nursing and making a major career change. And you know what? School is even better this time than it was when I got my first Bachelors. Here’s why: I can have glass of wine while doing homework.

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Must be doing something right

Ever have that moment when you feel validated for the job you’re doing as a parent? Let’s face it, those moments can be few and far between, but this past weekend, I experienced one of them. I’m a stickler with my daughter about thankfulness about appreciating what she has; as an only child in our

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