Author Archive | Kaley


Spring Cleaning: DIY Chore Chart

If I were to be totally honest, I originally designed this chore chart for my husband.  At the time, I was managing the household, working full-time with overtime hours, and just had a baby—meaning two kids under two. I was overwhelmed, and most nights went to bed with anxiety and tears. My husband sat me […]

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6 Ways to Prepare for a Successful VBAC

My first child was welcomed into the world under bright lights and surgical masks. My memory of her is vague: I remember hearing her first cry. I remember my husband, with tears in his eyes, exclaiming, “She’s beautiful.” After she was born, my memory went black. “Failure to Progress” was my diagnosis after 23 hours of […]

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Other Side of Camera

The Other Side of the Camera

I felt the knot in my throat grow as I choked it down and held back tears, tears of exhaustion, of long sleepless nights, of tantrums, of self-doubt. Below me I watched my one-year-old daughter play with a book, studying each page, muttering sounds as if reading. Books are her favorite. This afternoon though, I […]

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A Mom’s Response to #MeToo

The last few days, my newsfeed has been filled with #MeToo. Seeing women’s public responses has been eye-opening, moving, empowering, and disheartening. Yesterday evening, I scrolled through testimony after testimony about sexual harassment and assault, each story weighing heavier and heavier on my heart. Looking up, my tear-filled eyes first landed on my beautiful daughter, […]

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