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On Babywearing and Bedsharing

In Family, Motherhood by Emily di Febo

Emily di Febo, a mother of two kids, a teacher of almost 100 high schoolers, and a self-described imperfect parent, once thought she would be the “perfect mother” — until she actually had her first baby, and discovered that parenting in real life is actually all about messing up. Emily has learned a lot since then, including about babywearing and …

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The Hardest Thing About Weaning

In Family, Motherhood by Punita RiceLeave a Comment

This post is not related to teaching or my research, but is instead about something very personal, and perhaps relatable for a lot of moms: breastfeeding, and the end of the breastfeeding journey (something I’ve written about in the past, and in this book!) This is a post about the hardest things or the hardest thing about weaning for some moms. …

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Balancing Being a Teacher and Mom

In Family, Motherhood by Natalie DuvallLeave a Comment

Balancing being a teacher and mom can be difficult. My friend and colleague (and unofficial mentor/life-coach throughout my doctoral program), Dr. Natalie Duvall is a teacher and mom, co-owner of a tutoring business, and about a million other things (including a confectioner!). I asked her to share some thoughts with me about how she finds balance as a working mom, …

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Being a Stay at Home Mom is Hard

In Family, Motherhood by Kelli Hrivnak

Getting to stay home with your babies is amazing. But there’s no denying that being a stay at home mom is hard. Today, my amazing sister-in-law, Kelli Hrivnak (of Auptimist) shares part of her story of how she ended up becoming a stay at home mom (when her twins Myla and Damian were born, Kelli went back to work, and …