Guest Post: Misconceptions about Motherhood

Liz is taking a leave of absence from public education to care for her 18 month old and emotionally needy border collie. Before Liz stayed home, she taught every grade from Kindergarten to 8th, but loved middle school because that is where the real changes in life happen.  When she was working, her husband cared…

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Handling Breastfeeding Criticism

With the holidays coming up, many of us are on our way to visit friends and family.  Those visits can be full of joy, but they can also be stressful. I am so fortunate to have supportive friends and family, but not everyone is so lucky in that regard. So many times, moms and dads find…

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Originally posted on Mamas at Work:
I feel lucky to work for a company that provides a free coaching service to parents returning to work. For people who enroll in the program, they have the opportunity to work with a life coach who can help provide guidance on finding the balance between work-life and home-life. I…

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Originally posted on Mamas at Work:
This will be the first in a series of posts celebrating World Breastfeeding Week 2012.  World Breastfeeding Week kicked off on Wednesday, August 1 and continues through August 7.  We are extending the celebration into this entire week though.  Stay tuned for some great posts on breastfeeding, pumping, and…

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In Defense of Nail Biters

Gabi has started biting her nails.  She started while I was pregnant, and it’s clear that she’s not going to stop any time soon.  Juan finds this to be vexing.  He gripes.  He tells her to stop.  He takes her hand out of her mouth.  He’s even started talking about getting some of that nasty…

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