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  • Real Working Moms Talk: The Benefits of Daycare

    Real Working Moms Talk: The Benefits of Daycare

    As a working mom, daycare is a necessity in my life. I can’t even begin to tell you the positive impact that daycare has had on my girls, but all too often, I see negative posts about daycare. People saying they could never leave their kids in daycare, that they’re scared of daycare, etc. There is so much unwarranted negativity out there, and that hasn’t been my experience with daycare at all. I think most working parents would agree. I know what benefits my girls have received from daycare, but since I also know I couldn’t possibly cover them all,…

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    Switching to Preschool

    Switching to Preschool

    I mentioned in my catch up post last week that we were switching Abbie to a more structured daycare setting, and today’s the day. Today is the day I bring Abbie to a different daycare for the first time in four years. Abbie has been in the same home daycare since the day I went back to work – April 5, 2013. I will never forget the emotions of that first day. Wondering if I had left enough for milk and formula for her to drink. Praying that trusting my gut in picking our daycare was the right decision. So…

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    Five on Friday

    Five on Friday

    Well friends, we made it to Friday, and I’ve officially survived my first week back to work. What better way to recap it than a quick five? ONE My first week back to work has gone really well, in fact even better than expected. Everyone keeps telling me they’re happy I’m back and that they missed me, and it’s so nice to feel needed for something other than nursing and changing diapers! It’s kind of nice to have a bit of a “reset” on work and it almost feels like starting over in some ways since I’ve been gone a…

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    To My Second Baby on your First Day of Daycare

    To My Second Baby on your First Day of Daycare

    Today I go back to work. I’m already feeling all the emotions today, no matter how strongly I feel going back to work is the right thing for us. Today is also Ella’s first day of daycare, and if she could understand me, these are the things I’d want her to know.  My sweet Ella –  Today I go back to work. I’ve been preparing for this for weeks, but there’s no real way to prepare you for it. It’s going to be a big change for you, but this is going to be your new normal.  Maternity leave is…

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    To the New Mom Going Back to Work

    To the New Mom Going Back to Work

    It was nearly three years ago now, but I remember the exact day I went back to work after maternity leave. It was the very first time I was leaving my little girl for an entire day, after being fortunate to spend 15 weeks at home with her. I remember dropping her off at daycare for the first time – a provider I now know and love – but at the time, she was new to me too. I remember that I made a point to not put makeup on before dropping her off – that I knew the tears…

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