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A Year in the Life of a Cray-at-Home Mom

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A year ago I said goodbye to my students, coworkers, and classroom and embarked on my career as a stay cray-at-home mom. It’s been an interesting year to say the least! I’ve never been particularly attached to my career, at least not in the sense of having strong ambitions to …

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Cloth Diapering Year in Review

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Of all the parenting choices we/I have made over the last year, cloth diapering got the most exclamations of, “OMG WOW ARE YOU REALLY GONNA DO THAT?!” So I’m mildly proud to say, Yeah, we did that. But honestly, cloth diapering was not that difficult. Changing a cloth diaper really …

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Are We Done Yet?

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The last 14 days have seen some major endings in our household. I officially submitted my resignation to my school district, which means I’ve really got to make this freelancing thing work. And Science Guy successfully defended his doctoral dissertation, which effectively concludes the last six years of graduate school. (And …

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2016 Year in Review

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Despite the fact that today is much like any other day, I’m still going to jump on the looking-back/looking-forward bandwagon of December 31. I rather like this list of year in review questions, first written for 2015, so I’m going to reprise it for 2017. Read last year’s version here. What …

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Now or (whe)Never

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My social media feed is currently peppered with posts about how terrible 2016 was, from the hit parade of celebrity deaths (NOT CARRIE FISHER…DO NOT WAAAAAANT) to the ongoing carnage in Syria to terror attacks seemingly every other week to the election that demonstrated a collective loss of sanity and …

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Blue Christmas

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Have you ever been in survival mode, like real, just make it through the next hour survival mode? (I believe this is the terribly exclusive domain of parents of small or special needs children, caregivers, and the bereaved.)  I guess after two months of serious sleep deprivation (and three to five months …