Tag: work life balance

Self Care, Extreme Self Care

My perfectionist streak means that I often try to be everything to everyone.  I am Super Mom.  The one who always volunteers to bring snacks for soccer practice.  And bakes her own bread, muffins, and pie every weekend.  And makes applesauce from scratch.  From apples that she picked herself.  And tomato sauce from the tomatoes

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‘How Do You Do It?’

I’m new to the CTWM community. Even though I may only know two of you outside of the digital world, I find myself relating to you, understanding you and feeling for you in a completely real way. Motherhood is its own accomplishment, it’s a well-deserved badge of honor. A Working Mother, however, takes it to

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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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Trying in Vain to Find Balance in my Life

I am consumed with my sons.  I inhale “Jackson” and exhale “Justus.”  And not for a moment do I regret that.  They are my life, my world, and my heart.  What I struggle with is finding a balance between them and everything else.  I recently wrote about my desire to reconnect with myself; however, I’m

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Looking Back on Six Years of Parenting Choices

A few days ago, my six-year-old son was rifling through my closet in an effort to further procrastinate putting on his clothes and getting ready for school. He pulled out an appointment card from an old purse and handed it to me: it was a reminder card for his own two week check up, back in 2008. It suddenly

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