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Most days, I pick my children up from school and daycare, and we are home by about 4 p.m. There's plenty of time for my big kids to play on the swing set, throw the basketball around with the neighbors...
I don’t spend a lot of time (or money) on my makeup — honestly, maybe 5–10 minutes tops and that includes washing my face. I do work full-time, and when I was going into the office every day, I...
Amy West Wilson

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If you are a stay at home/work at home mom like myself, you may find yourself in the precarious position of needing to take phone calls during the waking hours of your preschooler. This can be a dangerous and...
You know how this goes: You park, check your email and texts one last time, respond to something that's happened in the 15 minutes since you left your desk, and calendar something else. Then you put the phone down....
The Uniboob. Long ago, a woman was dressing for her usual morning run when her husband walked by, gave her a sideways glance and muttered “hmmm.” The wife immediately asked him what he was hmmming about. He shrugged his...
Emilie Christenson is the owner of Jaffi's Boutique and a local mom raising daughters and the next generation of entrepreneurs, Carlie and Devon. She is a true boss babe and mentor with a heart of gold, and the fashionista...
Confession: I tend to read a lot of mommy blogs for inspiration, tips, hacks, affirmation, confirmation, etc. So, after hearing numerous mothers say it was more difficult to go from having zero to one kid, than from one to...
Yeah right, you say, don't drop the ball?!? As a working mom of two very active boys, I will tell you what has worked for me and how I survive each day. At the end of 2010, I celebrated...
My older son is back in school full-time and plays travel soccer. My husband travels for work and has been flying a lot over the past few months. I work from home full-time. And, my 2-year-old started preschool part-time...
I’m 49, married 12 years to a wonderful man, Kent, and we have a 5-year-old daughter, Lucy. I have Stage IV, Metastatic Triple Negative Breast Cancer, for which there is no cure. I’m currently in a clinical trial. Treatments...
I have dreaded this day ever since my youngest was born. My husband and I made the decision years ago that for us, two children were the limit, so the thought of my daughter going off to kindergarten has...
Into the phone booth: mom self. Out of the phone booth: work self. Actually, with these days of social distancing, remote working, and homeschooling, it's really more like into the pantry/lock self in bathroom/hide in the closet — and...

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