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Changing My Conversation About Working From Home

“I work from home… but my 9-month-old daughter still goes to daycare every day,” I find myself telling a new neighbor or family member from back home on the East Coast. As soon as the sentence comes out of my mouth, the guilt hits, and I immediately scramble to find the words to justify our […]

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Love yourself this Valentines Day ❤️

Most of us know that the love that we give to our children is far more than the love that we give ourselves. The times when we are removed from our children and partners, we get caught up in all the other identities we become as a parent, and as the days continue to pass […]

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Books in Honor of Black History Month

February is Black History Month. In honor, I have put together a list of books read by myself, my kids, and fellow Madison Moms Blog contributors that feature Black authors and/or characters.  I would love to know your recommendations!  Books for Children Penny Butter Fudge by Toni Morrison and Slade Morrison (ages 5+) Last Stop […]

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Valentine’s Day Isn’t Just for Lovers

It’s already February! February means Valentine’s Day. I’m all about chocolate, flowers, and date nights sans children. In fact, I’m just wrapping up a long trip to South America with my husband and we didn’t take our children with us.  Almost our entire trip was spent off the tourist track. We rented rooms from locals […]

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You Are a Great Mom

How often do you find yourself running around feeling like you don’t have it all together? Always behind, not giving enough time to your family, and definitely not feeling in the moment with your kids? Then you get to work and you still  feel behind, like you’re not giving enough time to your work, and […]

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The Missing Voice in Parenting

There are so many distinct voices to be heard when it comes to parenting. So many identities, narratives, and experiences to learn from. The connected world we live in allows us to be privy to the struggles, successes, and stories of the parents around us. Goodness knows I’ve found my fair share of chronicles to […]

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Adoption-Do You Have What it Takes?

Yep, we are “that” family. That family that you see in public and wonder how much we spend on groceries. We are the family that makes you wonder if we are a little crazy. Are we unusual? Somewhat. Growing our family through adoption after having four biological kids is a bit unusual. But it is […]

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