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Is it Time to Bring Back "Homemaker?"

“So you’re just a homemaker now?” my grandmother asked as we watched the cousins play together during a summer visit to my hometown. I wasn’t sure how to respond. The term “homemaker” seems so outdated. And “just a homemaker?” What

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The real impact of children at work

I recently returned to work after my maternity leave with my second child. I was able to spend eleven insanely stressful and beautifully crazy weeks at home with my newborn and newly-turned three-year-old. When discussing my return to work while

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The Cost of Being a Working Parent

It has been a long week—as she smells the aroma of coffee beginning to drift through the air and looks at the baby snuggled up beside her that has finally fallen asleep after a night of waking, shushing, and rocking.

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All Mothers Need Help

As a young mom, I have found support and virtual camaraderie in several Facebook groups.  I’ve made connections with women around the world who are in the same season of life: deep in the trenches of mothering young children. I

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Meeting Stephen

“Hi! I’m Stephen!  And this is my mom. And this is my dad!”  That’s how I meet people these days, through the outgoing love of my son Stephen. It is delightful. Awkward at times (picture total strangers shaking hands at the behest

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High Risk Pregnancy in the Internet Age

My husband and I were cautiously excited when those two pink lines showed up. I had experienced a very early miscarriage a few months earlier and was afraid of the same thing happening again. As those first weeks ticked by

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