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Shout-Out to My Better Half

Posted by savannahkase on October 2, 2014 in Mom & Dad Dynamics, Parenting, Personal, Working Mom |

Today is my husband’s birthday, which seems like a good excuse to openly express my appreciation for all that he is and does. At this phase in his life, my husband is struggling to define himself. Especially in a career-oriented place like Washington, D.C. – where every conversation begins: “What’s your name and what do […]

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The Long and Short of It

Posted by savannahkase on September 27, 2014 in Mom & Dad Dynamics, Parenting, Personal |

I never quite understood why people make such a fuss about a baby’s first haircut.  It’s not like she is seeking to change her image; rather, it’s a purely practical part of personal hygiene that at some point, everyone needs a trim to avoid looking sloppy and unkempt.  There may be more of a judgment […]

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Cross-Atlantic Leap of Faith

Posted by savannahkase on September 16, 2014 in Advice, Mom & Dad Dynamics, Parenting, Personal |

When I booked our flights to Budapest and Vienna back in June, all I could think about was, “How are we going to afford these high-season fares?” My second thought was, “I’ll bet accommodations are going to be expensive, too, and I haven’t even checked the exchange rate.” My internal dialogue continued: “But it will […]

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Sign of the Times

Posted by savannahkase on July 6, 2014 in Advice, Mom & Dad Dynamics, Parenting, Personal, Research |

Pre-verbal children using their hands to communicate goes back to the beginning of time and crosses all cultures and continents. It is natural that, once they are old enough to know what they want, need, feel, and see, but do not yet have the verbal skills to express themselves, babies will do whatever they can […]

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A Day for Dads

Posted by savannahkase on June 15, 2014 in Mom & Dad Dynamics, Parenting, Working Mom |

Father’s Day did not become a national holiday until 1972, decades after a day was designated for moms.  And it is still pales in comparison to Mother’s Day; the National Retail Foundation reports that just 64% of consumers plan to buy a card for their dad, while 81% bought one for their mom.  The theory […]

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Mom Guilt

Posted by savannahkase on April 23, 2014 in Mom & Dad Dynamics, Parenting, Personal, Working Mom |

“Mom guilt is the phrase of the day,” wrote Jamee Tenzer on her Momiverse blog last week. Of all the pressures women face – as daughters, professionals, friends, students, athletes, artists, wives, politicians, etc. – it seems that we are most affected by our role as mother. Of course, I feel bad when I cannot attend a […]

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Family Reunion: Lessons in Love

Posted by savannahkase on March 29, 2014 in Advice, Mom & Dad Dynamics, Parenting, Personal, Working Mom |

Having a baby transforms a daughter into a mother, parents into grandparents, sisters and brothers into aunts and uncles, and nieces and nephews into cousins. My relationships with my family have all changed in the year since my son was born in various ways. Perhaps the most significant development has been with my sisters. I […]

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Parentless Parenting

Posted by savannahkase on March 24, 2014 in Mom & Dad Dynamics, Parenting |

I have always been close to my parents. They are models of unconditional love and have supported me through endless ballet recitals, stressful exams and applications, heart breaks, foreign adventures, job changes and multiple cross-country relocations. I turn to them for all kinds of advice, and sometimes just for a sympathetic ear. But I have […]

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Ah, To Sleep (Is It Only a Dream?)

Posted by savannahkase on January 8, 2014 in Advice, Mom & Dad Dynamics, Parenting, Personal |

I am sick, again. Before I had my son, I was a very healthy person – I ate (fairly) well, exercised (relatively) often, and fell ill only once or twice a year. Now, it seems my husband or I have barely recovered from a bout of illness before the other is struck down. If my […]

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Am I Too Attached? … Take 2

Posted by savannahkase on November 1, 2013 in Mom & Dad Dynamics, Parenting |

It’s one thing to be overly-attached to your new baby, as I discussed previously, but to your husband?  Tonight is the first night that my husband and I will have spent apart while being on the same continent, and I am having serious separation anxiety. As recounted in one of my earliest posts, my husband […]

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