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Are you jealous of your spouse's career?

As a stay-at-home mom I’ve struggled with seeing my husband flourish in his career. I’m happy for him and I love to see him find fulfillment in his work, but I have to admit a part of me is a bit jealous. Maybe some of you understand how I feel. This week, Joe is in…
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A letter from your single girlfriends

Dearest moms and readers of Creating Mom, First of all, thank you for reading my sis-in-laws blog – I love reading her posts about all the things she’s learning, and of course hearing the latest stories of my niece, Baby G.  My name is Elizabeth, blogger at Souly Satisfied, where I share about living a…
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Moving day(s)

We got keys to our new house this morning and spent most of the day packing and hauling our junk over there with the help of family. We also took a break to stand in a circle – holding hands – to pray a blessing over the home and our lives there, because we are…
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Flu shots for babies?

Baby G got a flu shot today, despite my reluctance. I’d been avoiding her pediatrician (A.K.A, the shot pusher) for several months when I got a call from his secretary a few weeks ago, pinning me down for an appointment time to get her next round as well as a “routine” influenza vaccination. So far,…
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Baby falls off bed, mama loses head

Well, it happened. My sweet girl fell off the bed yesterday. I brought Baby G into bed with me when Joe left for work for an early morning nursing and cuddle session, as we often do. After we both fell back asleep for another hour, I woke up with the sun and kissed her sweet…
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Being a mother is giving your heart away forever

When I first told my mom two years ago that Joe and I were thinking of having children soon, she didn’t whip out piles of baby blankets she’d been secretly purchasing for “when the time came” or start talking about little baby feet. Instead, she got serious on me. “I just have to tell you,”…
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Moms: It's not rocket science, just relax

As you may have learned from yesterday’s post about my insecurities that I suck at playing with Baby G, I am kind of nuts neurotic.. Despite my best efforts, I’m already falling prey to the “mom enough” trap. Am I doing enough? Am I doing it wrong? Am I ruining my child? Some of you called…
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The Ten Commandments of a stay-at-home mom

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I need to set some rules to make this mom thing work. So quickly, while Baby G is napping, I will give to you the Ten Commandments of my new stay-at-home mom life. Unlike the real Ten Commandments, these are not God-inspired or written in stone. And also, unlike…
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Burnt potatoes and lowered standards

Since Baby G and I celebrated our newfound freedom last week by going on a craft retreat vacation in Oregon, this is my first “normal” week of being a stay-at-home mom. My take away today is that I’ve got to set some boundaries. This is the first time in my adult life I haven’t worked…
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How to fly with a baby

Flying with a baby in tow is rough. Baby G endured her fifth flight today. She only kicked the passenger next to us 367 times. I apologized; he didn’t complain. Really, she’s getting too big to hang out on my lap the whole time, but because I’m too cheap to buy her a seat, this…
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