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Tag Archive for ‘SAHM’

Stay At Home, Mom!

My husband has given me the best gift to date: Three straight nights in my house all by myself. It’s the first time since before my son was born that I’ve slept in our house without him. It wasn’t my plan, going into parenthood, to not have a free night at home for so long. I’m one of those paradoxical outgoing introverts, a party-going homebody, who can mingle with just […]

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Relief from a Sick Day

I came down with something nasty in the night and have been in bed ever since, with the exception of some runs to the bathroom. Thankfully, Mark was able to stay home from work today in order to relieve me of my parental responsibilities. This is one of those bugs that I can’t power through. I got a quick hello from Miller when he awoke for the day, and, after […]

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From Sadmiration To Admiration

Do you ever catch yourself slipping  into “story mode” by rehashing a difficult time or a personal injustice? It could be about anything – health, finances, a former employer, an ex, or, in my case, parenting. Here lately, when asked how things are going with my son, I hear myself saying, “We’re in a really good groove.” It’s a true statement. I could stop there or elaborate on his awesomeness. Instead, I […]

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