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When Life Gets Busy

By the end of John’s night shift–my single mom shift–I feel like half a person. This past week was especially crazy, with work projects needing to get done over the weekend, John gone, having to hire help so I could try to meet a deadline, late nights trying to switch gears and wrap my head around complicated technical processes, being a mom to an active toddler, cooking dinner, making meal plans, doing three loads of laundry so we have clothes for the week. I’ll stop. When life gets like this, and it often does, my mind takes me back to my mid […]

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Weekend Back to Reality: Speed, Gap and the Playground

We don’t get this kind of lazy weekend very often. John usually has to work (military life) and, when he’s off, we’re usually traveling so the Nebraska or California grandparent’s can see the baby. Our only weekend plans, a date night to see Deadpool, fell through because of babysitter logistical problems, so we had nothing on our agenda but a mini shopping spree for the baby–who’s pants have all become capris–and a trip to the grocery store. Exciting, right? Welcome to real life. Saturday morning was perfect, cool, early spring running weather, so John watched the baby while I attempted my second speed workout, […]

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How to (not) Work From Home with a Sick Baby

Friday was a day I always thought about when I was pregnant. The baby’s caught another cold from daycare so she stays home sick, and you spend the day snuggling, watching movies and making her feel better. (What I didn’t know was that you would also likely be sick because day care germs are the strongest germs on the planet). As much as you don’t want your baby getting a cold, sick-days are a place where mom is the only one who knows exactly how to make you feel better. It’s a memory she’ll always think back on as she gets older. Except […]

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