Author Archive | Lynsey R.

10 Ways to Grandparent from a Distance

10 Ways to Grandparent from a Distance

Yes, grandparenting long distance is much more commonplace these days, and chances are you too are raising your children apart from extended family and loved ones. While pursuing your education or your career may have carried you some distance away from built-in babysitters and your support network, some of the greatest advancements in communication and [...]
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Why We Don’t Do Playdates

Playdates seem to be all the rage these days. Don't get me wrong, I sincerely value the role playdates have in socializing children, helping them to establish relationships and grow friendships. They provide a much-needed break for non-hosting parents and help parents make connections with other adults. However, we have opted out as a family. Trust me, [...]
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Part 2: Making Maternity Leave Work for You

There are many opinions about how to approach maternity leave, and rightfully so. Each new mom and their employer have a different set of needs and expectations. This two-part series suggests some key things you should consider while planning your maternity leave. In Part 1: Making Maternity Leave Work for You we talked about: Starting your leave early [...]
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Mother’s Day as a Daughter

Mother’s Day means more to me as a daughter, than a mom. When I was seven years old, my mom was my entire world. I was her sidekick, she was my constant companion, and I thought she hung the moon. At 17, she was still pretty cool, but I only leaned on her for functional [...]
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