Why I’m Glad I Worked Before Staying At Home

Telling people recently about my decision to quit and stay home full-time with Raven has gotten me comments from both ends of the spectrum– I’ve had moms who expressed sadness that I had to work my baby’s first year of life, who have told me that it must have been hard to miss milestones and …

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Why I Don’t Do My Best at Everything

  I’ve long since thought that our society has a bit of a superhero complex—not only¬†are superhero movies bigger and more popular than ever, but I’ve noticed that even for us “regular humans,” we’re often expected to be “superheroes” in the sense that we put this pressure on ourselves to do everything (and do it …

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Why It’s Okay If Your Mornings Aren’t “Ideal”

It seems that I’ve been reading a lot lately about morning routines, specifically what “power people” do in the mornings to make sure their day gets off on the right foot. Maybe it’s just the type of blog I follow or maybe it’s just the type of magazine I subscribe to or maybe it’s just …

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Grading Papers is the Worst Way to Spend a Weekend

  Our hopes are that this is my last year of teaching for a long time, and while there are many things I know I will miss about being a teacher, I know for a fact that I will never once miss the intense workload and mental strain of grading papers and tests (especially when …

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I Found the Secret to Work/Life Balance (For Now, Anyway)

  I’ve officially been back teaching 7th grade for two weeks now while simultaneously being a new(ish) mom, and surprisingly (?) things are going really quite smoothly. Well, for the most part. (There have been a few days during 1st hour that I’m a bit of a zombie from how many times I woke up …

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Thoughts on Going Back to Work After Being a SAHM

  It is a truth universally acknowledged that Mom Guilt is a real thing. Even when you have done pretty much everything within your power to be the best mom you could be, to protect and nurture and teach and care for your kid(s), The Guilt seems to remain–The Guilt over what you could have …