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Surviving Separate Work Shifts

In 10 years of wedded bliss, hubby and I have been on similar schedules for exactly 3 of them. He works in T.V and after a buyout, his schedule became ridiculous. We’ve had two children in that 10 years and between our changing schedules, we’ve learned a few things. We’ve had a lot of arguments, […]

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The Chaos of a Sick Child for a Working Mom

The Chaos of a Sick Child for a Working Mom

If you’re reading this, chances are you’re a mom of some sort. So you all know being a mom is hard – whether you’re a stay at home mom, working mom or something in between. Parts of this mom gig are amazing and awesome, which makes up for the parts that flat out suck. I […]

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Pumping at Work: Everything You Need to Know

Pumping at Work: Everything You Need to Know

I feel fortunate to say that I nursed my first daughter until she was a year and am currently 10 months in on the nursing journey with my second. Around the clock nursing sessions and giving up dairy with my second daughter made me want to throw in the towel several times in the first […]

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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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