Author Archive | Colleen

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Five Things I Learned As the Mom of a Fussy Baby

Rose was a week old when the screaming started. At first, we thought it was something I ate. I had just annihilated one of those delicious, cheese-stuffed postpartum casseroles that little wingless angels leave on your doorstep after you have a baby. She’s not colicky, I told myself, knee-deep in denial. She must just be dairy-sensitive […]

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The Year-End Review of a SAHM

My husband just had his year-end review at work. This is a scenario that is entirely foreign to me — in most of the jobs I’ve had, professional or otherwise, formal sit-downs with supervisors to discuss job performance, expectations and compensation were rare. These were concepts that were more likely to be communicated through passive-aggressive […]

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Meet Colleen

You all know the first-day-of-class drill, right? The dreaded icebreaker. The stand-up-and-tell-us-something-interesting-about-you game. Not a fan, personally. There’s not a whole lot that’s interesting about me that can also be shared with a room of strangers. Also, I’m not great at talking about myself. When someone gives me a compliment, I unfailingly have to neutralize it […]

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