Author Archive | Emily

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My {Fake} Clean House

It’s not what I pictured, but I feel at peace. It’s another way to let go a little, but not completely — fake cleaning. Our home is good enough (read: clean enough) for what it’s for. It has to be. Do I wish I did more? Of course. But, for me, right now this level of […]

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The Gifts of the Mothers Before Me

In the hallway of our home hangs a note from my Grandma Ann. Reserved and preserved to celebrate an occasion in my life, it was carefully tucked away along with a handmade gift.  My special little piece of Grandma. Just her to just me, and it reads just like this: Saved for Emily Anne with […]

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My Work Life Isn’t Working

Will it ever feel like this Parent + Professional Life is working? For me, returning to work when my daughter was born was the easy part. It was being apart during the toddler years that was hard. Every Possible Option  I’ve tried every way I can think of these past three years. Full-time. Part-time. No time. Salaried. […]

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Love Yourself Well

One of my favorite podcast hosts recently posed an interesting question: “How are you celebrating you today?” I love this concept. We seem comfortable straining, striving, and pushing ahead, but what about stopping for a minute to give ourselves a pat on the back or to take a bow? How often do you give yourself […]

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Meet Emily

My name means “industrious, striving.” I’m good with the first part; it’s the latter that I’m rethinking. For as long as I can remember my Mom has said, “Go slow, Em”, which is fitting as I spent much of my life early on literally “running” from thing to thing. A few more credits here, a […]

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