Author Archive | Sarah Jean

Taking Off My Referee Hat

Whether you stay-at-home, work-from-home, work part-time, full-time to list out the number of hats a mother wears on any given day could make “War and Peace” look like a short story.  Executive chef, personal driver, stylist, dentist, hair dresser, therapist, teacher, laundress, nurturer, cleaning lady, budget committee – this just covers the hats I wear […]

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Teaching My Kids to Go Everywhere

I remember the conversation as one of those few vivid, clear moments during the first few weeks of survival post-partum after bringing our firstborn home. Sitting in the pediatrician’s office for our one week checkup, laden with the necessities of our one-hour outing: infant carseat, nursing coverups, a completely stocked diaper bag and extra blankets (in […]

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Let’s Hear it for the Dads

I know what you’re thinking, “hold up, isn’t this a mom’s blog?”  But I wanted to take a moment to talk about the sometimes unsung heroes of parenting – good ole dad. Especially what my dad meant to me growing up. I classify myself as a “daddy’s girl.” However, I do not define the term […]

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Teaching Gratitude in a Time of Consumerism

Every year as the clock strikes midnight on Halloween, like clockwork (pun intended) my newsfeed begins to fill with posts of gratitude challenges as friends and family from near and far declare to their social media world everything that is a blessing in their lives. Don’t get me wrong. I far prefer these declarations of gratitude […]

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Motherhood in a Time of Politics

I really can’t stand election season. And it seems like the ultimate showdown of who will be the best leader of the free world has entered new levels of low this go round. Now before you take out your virtual pitchforks, let me clarify that my distaste for the political climate of this election has […]

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What Are Little Girls Made Of?

I am a mother of two beautiful, intelligent, amazing girls.  And before you ask: no, I’m not having a boy.  To quote my father, “if I had a nickel for every time someone asked me that, I’d be a millionaire.”  Truer words have never been spoken.  It’s a question that knows no boundaries – whether […]

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