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I am a bored mother.

I’ve been struggling lately, as a mother. Georgie is in such a wonderful and fun stage. She is walking, trying to say words, dancing, giggling, cuddling, picking flowers, squealing with delight, and reading books. I know these are special, sacred times. But I am bored. For those of you who are new around here, I…
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I am a bored mother.

I’ve been struggling lately, as a mother. Georgie is in such a wonderful and fun stage. She is walking, trying to say words, dancing, giggling, cuddling, picking flowers, squealing with delight, and reading books. I know these are special, sacred times. But I am bored. For those of you who are new around here, I…
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On Clumsy Motherhood & Angels in Coffee Shops

You clamor in to the coffee shop, carrying your six-week-old baby in her infant car seat. It’s heavy, and you lose your balance as you struggle to open the door with your one free hand. Two men in suits look up from their table and watch. You’ll later learn not to carry your baby around…
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I am a Friend Predator

Since becoming a stay-at-home mom, I’ve started to channel a lot of my social life into tiny interactions with strangers. Maybe to an unhealthy degree.  Yesterday, as I was pulling out of the driveway to go to Costco, I saw a woman around my age pushing a double stroller with an infant and a toddler.…
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When Mama gets sick

Well, baby G passed on her nasty cold to me. Colds don’t usually whip my butt, but this one sure did. Yesterday I felt faint and dizzy all day in addition to the normal cold symptoms of a sinus headache, sore throat, etc. It was rough caring for Baby G when I hardly had the…
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10 tips for enjoying life as a stay-at-home mom

I’ve recently written about some of my struggles with being a stay-at-home mom, but today I want to focus on the little things I do to enjoy this season of life. Since I only quit my job as a reporter less than two months ago, I’m still in the process of figuring this whole stay-at-home…
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A slob's guide to keeping a clean house

I’m in the honeymoon phase of my new home so naturally I’m having delusions of keeping a clean house forever. For those of you who don’t know me, you should know I’ve been called a slob even by my dearest friends. But a new house means a fresh start. This is the new Carly! I’ll…
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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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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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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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