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Being a Mom and Working the Night Shift

Mama Works the Night Shift

When I went into nursing, I never gave much thought as to how my nursing career would affect my family. I never thought about if I would be working day shift or night shift once I had a family. I figured I wouldn’t have children until after I’d gotten seniority and would be a day […]

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My Police Dad Life After the Badge

My Police Dad: Life After the Badge

I am a police officer’s daughter. Technically, a retired one as of October 2015. I grew up with donut deliveries before school with police lights glowing, a locker and binder covered in silver CRPD stickers, and a group of Police “Uncles” who looked out for me always.  I remember him missing bedtime because he worked […]

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I am a Police Wife

I am a Police Wife

My husband is a police officer. He is brave and scared; he is authoritative and kind. I am a police wife. I am understanding and protective; I am compassionate and concerned. We are a police family. We are flexible and unusual; we are proud and tight-knit. My Husband is a Police Officer When he started […]

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I am a Police Mom

I am a Police Mom

I have been a police officer for 18 years and a mom for 21 years. If I’m honest, being a mom is the harder of the two jobs. Raising kids to be successful, confident adults is a pretty big task. There are so many joys and challenges of being a police mom. The Work Schedule Having worked […]

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To the Nurse Who is a Mom I See You

To The Nurse Who is a Mom: I See You

During the month of May, we celebrate mothers on Mother’s Day, but we also celebrate Nurses week. Nursing and mothering are two of the hardest jobs I’ve ever had. Please thank a nurse this week! To the Nurse is Who is a Mom: I see you juggling this adventure we call motherhood and your career […]

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SAHMs vs Working Moms: Motherhood in Their Shoes

Motherhood is a wild ride. There isn’t a manual handed to you when you leave the hospital. With time, you learn what works, what doesn’t and what sacrifices you are willing (or have) to make. Motherhood, no matter if it’s in the home or outside of it, comes with its nuances, struggles, accomplishments, and fears. No […]

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Mama Takes a Work Trip

Eight years ago, I was a very green marketing generalist and fell into a job that required some travel. At the time I was 25, lived by myself, and had very little real responsibility. Traveling for work was a perk instead of an inconvenience. I got really good at packing everything to fit in a […]

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I’m Not Ashamed of Being a Working Mom

When the time comes to decide to stay home or return to work, there are so many things to consider – daycare costs, income sacrifices, leaving baby with strangers, socialization, missing milestones, etc. For me, the choice was not always clear, but I know now I did the right thing for my baby and me. We spent […]

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