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Things I'm Done Apologizing For

Things I Am Done Apologizing For

The prevalence of “Bad Moms” and “Mommy Wars” has exposed that as moms, we are far too hard on ourselves and to each other. Nonetheless, I still find myself apologizing for, rationalizing, and defending my parenting choices on an almost daily basis (albeit, often self-imposed). Here is my solemn vow to quit apologizing for things that […]

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Maternity Leave Snuggles

Time’s Up! When Maternity Leave Runs Out

About 16 months ago, I gave birth to a beautiful baby boy and took an eight week vacation from my 9-to-5 filled with Netflix, poopy diaper explosions, Purple crying, and squishy sleeping newborn snuggles. Sure, it wasn’t sipping Pina Coladas on a white sandy beach, but it is still the best vacation I’ve ever taken. […]

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Dear Daughters, This Is Why I Work

Dear Sweet Daughters, You may not quite understand why I work yet, but someday I have faith that you will. You’ve never really known a time when I stayed home. After experiencing the pure elation of bringing each of you into the world, three years apart, I went back to work when you were each […]

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Detoxing After the Holidays: 5 Tips to Survive the Crash

The trendiness of “detoxing” kicks off again on January 1st. The carb loading holiday season is over. Hail to pumpkin pies and green bean casseroles, the delicious cakes and cookies, the offices filled with the overflow from recreating our grandmother’s favorite sweet things; halt fast food and eating out binges because “who has time for that” […]

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Wichita Mom Hacks :: Save Time, Money & Sanity

Every mom’s toolbox needs a few tricks and tools to keep things running smoothly. Whether you are looking to save yourself time, money or sanity these are some “Mom Hacks” to add to your toolbox! Grocery Concierge Services There’s the rare unicorn mom out there who likes spending hours grocery shopping, wild and whiny kids […]

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The BEST Gift for the Holidays: Laundry!

We would like to thank In The Bag Cleaners for sponsoring this post and giving back to our community with their incredible services and programs. Are you searching for the perfect holiday gift? Some of our WMB contributors were lucky enough to try In The Bag’s Wash & Fold Laundry Service and can tell you […]

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Life As A Lactation Consultant

Life As A Lactation Consultant :: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

If you told me 15 years ago during nursing school I would be a Lactation Consultant, I would’ve laughed at your joke.  I planned on working with children with cancer in intensive care – “real” nursing. It was an awkward set of events that led me here, but I could not be happier with fate. Any […]

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Burning Your Candle At Both Ends :: 5 Tips for Time Management

Everything was chaos, and I was miserable. More noticeably, I was making everyone around me miserable, too. I was so busy putting out fires, that I couldn’t prevent them. I was burning my candle at both ends.  In the past, I had a cleaning schedule, meal planned, and set aside time for scheduling. I read one to two […]

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