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Naptime is the Worst Time for Self-Care

You can’t do everything during naptime. I hate being the bearer of bad news, but it’s true. You can’t do everything during naptime. The truth hurts sometimes, but it’s important to recognize it [...]

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The Struggle Is Real

Watching babies is more interesting than watching TV. That might seem like an obvious statement, but there are some really good shows out there these days. And while this mama loves nothing more [...]

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How Baking With My Daughter Calms My Inner Perfectionist

My name is Naomi and I am a perfectionist. I am also the mother of 2 children both younger than 4 years old. These two realities are regularly in conflict with one another. While I am a [...]

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Supermom is a Myth

I am standing in my living room, with my wailing newborn tucked into the crook of one arm and a toothbrush, loaded with toothpaste in my other hand. The toothbrush is not mine. It’s for my 3-year [...]

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There’s No “Me” in Maternity Leave

The first time I was pregnant, I joked that I wasn’t taking maternity leave when the baby arrived, but instead going on “baby vacation.” I knew that labor and delivery would be no picnic and that [...]

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Great Expectations

My name is Naomi and I am an overachiever. I have always had high standards and great expectations of myself, as well as the people in my life. I am also the mother of a toddler. These 2 things [...]

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Cry Me A River

The scene: My kitchen. I am sitting on the floor, crying. Not pretty crying, like you sometimes see in movies. These tears didn’t silently trail down my cheeks while I stared out the window [...]

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Owner of a Lonely Heart

A few weeks ago, I decided to go on an adventure with Milly. I wanted to ride the subway into DC, go to the Renwick Gallery, and soak up some art with my girl. Usually Milly is in school during [...]