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For months, I was ashamed of the fact that my body simply could not produce milk for my daughter. I went to La Leche League meetings. I visited the brand new breastfeeding center in my town (back in South Carolina). I set...
Part of the reality of being a working mom committed to providing breast milk for her baby long after maternity leave ends is making the transition into a pumping mom. This is my reality. Luckily, the company I work for provides...
  In 2004, I gave birth to a very healthy 9 pound and 4 ounce baby girl. After seven weeks of maternity leave, I returned to work. I worked a very demanding Information Technology job as a Data Center Supervisor...
Hi again! Remember me? I was here in June telling the tale of tiring my child out at Creve Coeur Lake Park! Well, I'm back! During these long, hot summer days I try to find ways to tire out my...
I did it.  I kicked my husband and 12.5-month-old daughter out of the house.  I did.  I needed to for my well-being and theirs, too. They also needed a break. Self-care is not selfish. I had to repeat that to myself...
I've been working in health care since I was nineteen years old. I've seen a lot of things. But sometimes seeing things cannot prepare you for the experience of those same things in your own life. Coming up at...
This information is sponsored by our partner at Little Sunshine Playhouse & Preschool. Be sure to check out the Facebook LIVE video we did while touring their University City facility!There is NOTHING easy about leaving your children in the...
“I don’t want to do any camps this summer.” Wait, what?? “Of course, you’re doing camps, silly girl. You can pick from sports, dance, Girl Scouts, chess….you loved chess camp last year!” "No. I’m absolutely not doing any camps this...

Life on the Run

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Before you think I’m a fugitive (I’m not) and you need to call your local authorities (you don’t), the only running in my life is the kind where I commit myself to weeks of trying to get better putting...
As a mom with a full-time job, I just know everyone is wondering…“How does she get everything done?” Well, first of all, I rarely wash my hair, so that helps a lot. But seriously, I have some tried-and-true techniques...

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Branson, Missouri : A Quick Weekend Getaway

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  Looking for a last-minute getaway before school starts or a quick weekend adventure? Branson is a short drive from St. Louis, and an easy...