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The End to the Argument “What Kind of Parenting is Harder”

Momming is hard. It’s an underappreciated, underpaid, and understaffed position with benefits in the form of cuddles and kisses, precocious smiles, high-pitched giggles, scraped knees, dirty kitchen tables, and endless laundry. It’s also one of the most hotly contested arguments among women today — Who has it worse? I’ve been (almost) all the types of […]

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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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Meet Abby

I never wanted to have children. Most people don’t know this about me. I often call myself a hesitant mother. In 2006, I met Beth, my now-wife and she already had a one-year-old little boy. He was almost a deal breaker. I was 22 and didn’t think I could be selfless enough to parent. I […]

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Meet Mandy

Milwaukee is in my bloodline. I’m a proud product of a hardworking family dedicated to serving the city of Milwaukee and one of seven valedictorians in my class at my Milwaukee public school. I’ve only left for a semester of college, only to realize that my family is my home and my home is Milwaukee. […]

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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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