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Free or Cheap Summer Fun For Kids


If your kids are home with you during the summer you probably are always searching for something fun to do with the kids.  Finding inexpensive or free activities is not always easy.  If you aren’t careful, you can spend a lot of money each week just trying to keep them entertained.  I’ve compiled a ...

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I Need 9 Lives


I suffer from having too many dreams and too many interests and wanting to fulfill them all.  I decided this morning that I should have been a cat.  With my 9 lives, I would: Go to culinary school and become a chef. Pursue my intended career of television production (that was my ...

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Part-Time Schedule, Full-Time Job


Today was the first day of my new part-time work schedule. Meaning that I was home and nanny-free.  It's hard to believe that after year (years!) of wishing for this change, the day finally came.  And you would think that I would have been perfectly prepared for it, but alas, ...

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Stay Near Home Mom


I'm guessing it's because I've been away from home a lot in the past few months, but my girls are now asking me to stay home on a daily basis. It's unusual because they generally don't pay hubby or I any mind if one of us comes ...

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Work Release Program


In an unexpected turn of events, last week I stayed home from work for 3 days! The nanny's car was having issues and needed to go to the shop. Seeing as how Hubby just started his new job and couldn't take any leave, and considering the fact that we have ...

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So Tell Me How You Really Feel…


Yesterday I was leaving church and (of course) had to make a pit stop in the ladies' room. My church is relatively small and I pretty much know everyone, but there was an older lady in there that I hadn't seen before. She smiled and asked if this was going ...

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A Modern-Day Fairytale


ONCE UPON A TIME...there was a family with two full-time working parents and two wonderful little girls. Here is what happened to us 2 weeks ago:Saturday: Old nanny quits without notice.Sunday: We experience a range of feelings beginning with panic and ending with rage.Monday: Daddy stays home from work with ...

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Roller coaster ride


I've been on a roller coaster ride ever since my last post and that's why I've been M.I.A. I shared with you in my last post that my nanny quit - right! Despite my husband's wishes, I asked her to stay another week to buy us some time to figure ...

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The Power of ONEsie


Whether you're a WOHM or whether your hubby is the one that works, you know that the paid family leave benefits that are available to working parents are few and far between. Here's a fun and easy way that you can help make a change:Contribute a onesie to MomsRising's ...

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Looks Like We’re Not Doing So Bad After All…


For all of us moms who think that because we work (inside or outside of the home) we are not spending enough time with our kids, check out this article from today's Washington Post. The article is called "Despite Mommy Guilt, Time With Kids Is Increasing," and it examines a ...

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