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True Life :: My Job Made Me a Bad Parent

This post is part of a series called the True Life Series, where we share stories written by Milwaukee area moms, but posted anonymously. By and large, these stories are more sensitive in nature or cover topics that may be triggers for some readers. Publishing the piece does not suggest an endorsement by MKE Moms Blog. […]

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The Night Before the First Day of School

The night before the first day of school, I’m finally accepting and welcoming this relatively big moment. The whole summer I’ve stuck to the script, telling family and friends that my daughter is ready for school. Even with summer school and rec programs, she misses structure, centers, friends and snack time. She misses everything connected to […]

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Why I Stopped Explaining My Daughter’s Size

My five-year-old daughter will start kindergarten in September. This fact elicits plenty of responses from people who don’t know her well. “Really? Kindergarten?” “But she’s so tiny!” “Wow, she is small for her age. My son/daughter/cousin/grandchild starting 4K is at least a few inches taller than her!!” I know these statements aren’t meant to be […]

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