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Balance is a Lie

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I like to imagine “balance” as this peaceful state of mind. It’s this feeling that everything is occurring in symbiotic coexistence. My life, my work, my personal happiness, it’s all at this serene, cue ocean wave white sound noises. That’s what balance is, right? It’s the perfect (by definition) system, …

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Mom Confession: It’s time to Refocus

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The phone call came at 12:15 p.m., probably because she knew I’d be at lunch and able to have a somewhat focused conversation. “She” being the director at my daughter’s school. Nothing was wrong, she said, but if I had some time to chat, she’d appreciate it. Of course, I …

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My Husband is a Great Man/Husband/Father, But He Doesn’t Deserve a Cookie

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I will be the first to admit. My husband is really good man. He is a great husband and an amazing father. He is super involved with our kids. He plays with them, takes them to fun places, feeds them, changes diapers, bathes them and does basically everything a parent …

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In quest of the work/life balance

On a Wednesday a couple weeks ago, my son wasn’t himself. Lethargic, wanted to be held, and just not his usual happy self. I made the call to keep him home from daycare, although he didn’t have a fever and wasn’t technically sick. I figured a day at home cuddling …

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