Moms are asking, “Should I leave my job during the pandemic?” – Parents Article

Instead of “leaning in,” we’re being forced to lean out—and I’m worried about what that means for our careers long-term.  Since the coronavirus pandemic hit, I’ve been noticing a worrying trend among the women in my social circles: moms who were able to keep their jobs at the start of the shutdown are now dropping out of the workforce. Every time I log on to my neighbourhood Facebook groups, I see more and more posts from panicked women asking for…

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The Cunningham Family: around here: week 13 2020 – Parenting Twins Article

{March 22-28} {Logan & Jack flashback :: Alaska 2012} {flashback to Alaska & little Wyatt} My friend Corbett shared this beautiful quote by Mary Oliver: “it is a serious thing just to be alive on this fresh morning in this broken world” I loved how it reminded me that the world has always been imperfect, and every day that we wake up is hard in its own way.  It’s just that now it’s so obvious how imperfect and hard it…

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The Cunningham Family: around here: week 8 2020 – Parenting Twins Article

Enjoying… the flowers Josh got me for Valentine’s day last week.  They just keep getting prettier!Making… and sharing smoothies with Carly nearly every day this week.  I put spinach, apples, frozen blueberries & strawberries, bananas, ice, water and greek yogurt in them, and we LOVE them.Adding… Zyrtec to Logan’s medication list as he seems to be allergic to the cold.  Whenever he plays outside for too long, or without a sweatshirt, he develops a rash all over his torso that…

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I love being a SAHM, but I’m over asking my husband for money each week – Parents Article

Photo: iStock photo My first memory around money is my mom telling me that if my dad asked if my outfit was new, I should say no, even if it was. My dad worked and made the money, and my mom was a stay-at-home mom who spent it. She spent it on the mortgage, the groceries, and the things we needed—but she also sometimes had to hide her decisions and her purchases. My parents never talked about their finances in front…

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Week 46 Around Here {2019} – Parenting Twins Article

Hosting… a herd of boys on Friday when the twins had their friends (who are also identical twins) over, in addition to their friend Hayden who lives in the neighborhood.  They all had a great time, shooting Nerf guns and jumping on the trampoline.  We ended the night watching Men In Black and I was pleasantly surprised with how well behaved they all were.Spending… Saturday with the kids while Josh worked on his parent’s house with his brother.  They got…

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Week 44 Around Here {2019} – Parenting Twins Article

Celebrating… one year seizure free for Logan.  It’s completely surreal to me that he hasn’t had a seizure in twelve months after how many he had in 2018.  I remember thinking this day would never come.  I couldn’t imagine him going a month without a seizure, let alone an entire year.  It took five medications to find the one that has worked for him long term, and the one he is on now took a leap of faith to put…

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Week 42 Around Here {2019} – Parenting Twins Article

Flashback Photo: Can we even believe how identical the twins look here?I thought Logan was Jack until I looked at Jack.  Just wow. Loving… the fall leaves on all the trees lately.  Carly and I stood quietly for a few moments at the twins school on Wednesday just staring as the wind shook leaves from the trees and they fluttered quietly to the ground.  It felt like magic. Along with the fall, of course, comes some preparation for the colder…

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Week 16 Around Here {2019} – Parenting Twins Article

{Where I’m at in life right now… so much mess, so much magic!} Attending… Wyatt’s awards assembly with Josh and Carly as he received a Roaring Reader award from his teacher.  He is such a good student and an amazing reader.  We were so proud of him in his big moment! Single parenting…  last weekend while Josh went out of town with his brother to help my parents lay some flooring at their house.  I was so glad he could…

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Week 2 Around Here {2019} – Parenting Twins Article

Watching… Christopher Robin with Logan, Wyatt & Carly on movie night. It was such a cute movie, I didn’t want to miss a minute. Pooh said so many quotable things!! I absolutely loved it!!  I also watched Birdbox on Netflix this week, with Josh, and it was really good.  Highly recommend both. Undecorating… for the holidays.  I did this slowly, over the course of several days, which is very unlike me, but the boys’ school schedule was weird this year…

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