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RALEIGH, NC - NOVEMBER 29:  A scenic view of aircraft flying overhead photographed on November 29, 2010 in Raleigh, North Carolina.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

The Traveling Parent

I travel for work a few times a year. Sometimes it’s for two days; sometimes a whole week.  Pre-baby, I packed my things the night before a flight and made sure milk and eggs were in the fridge, as my husband is quite self-sufficient. Now with a child in tow, I’ve had to reexamine how […]

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An Ayurvedic Body Treatment

*This post is sponsored- but the thoughts and feelings are our own, and we only work with businesses we believe to be reputable and resourceful to our readers. Two weeks ago, I was invited to experience a new body treatment at the Burke Williams Spa in San Francisco. Burke Williams Spa is a fantastic oasis […]

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Taking kids to baseball games

Being a Giants Fan and Parent

This weekend, we took our 15-month daughter to AT&T Park to watch our first San Francisco Giants game as family of three, and we had a blast! Pre-Ilse, my husband and I attended at least five games a year. Whether it was a weeknight game or day game on a sunny Saturday, we attended. We […]

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Mother and baby girl sleeping on bed

Adults Need Naps Too!

As a parent, I relish my daughter’s nap time. We both get a break from the day: rest for her and “me time” for me.  “Me time” is anything from getting my nails done to reading the latest issue of House Beautiful or to preparing some aspect of dinner. Ever since Ilse was an infant, […]

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4 Steps to Finding Daycare

4 Steps to Finding Daycare

This time, last year, I was preparing to return to work from maternity leave. My plan had been to return to work after three months, August 12, 2015, to be exact. I had a few leads from an earlier search in February, but nothing contracted. I built a spreadsheet to track the dozen or so […]

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Mother breast feeding baby

My Independence Day: Weaning My Daughter from Breastfeeding

As everyone counts the days towards celebrating another year of American Independence and a long weekend with fireworks and barbecues, I am counting the days until my own independence day. It is a bittersweet time for me. While I am inspired by my daughter’s ongoing learning and development, I am also a little saddened by […]

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Father and daughter rubbing noses

Ode to Our Fathers

No card or movie or Lifetime special can truly capture what our fathers mean to us. Rather than focus on my own experiences, I wanted to write about what the other mothers found important too. What follows is a collection of lessons learned, musings, and memories about our fathers and our spouses. It is our […]

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Baker pressing pie dough in dish

The Joy of Cooking and Being a New Mom

I love to cook. I love to bake. If there’s a bake sale at work, I am participating. I plan my Thanksgiving menu around Labor Day. I devour food magazines the way others devour fashion magazines, though I love those too. I’ve spent Saturday mornings picking out meat to marinate that night for Sunday night […]

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