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Author Archive | Mindy Hayward-Hauck

Parents' Day Out

Parents’ Day Out: Kid-free time for stay-at-home parents

Let’s paint a picture. You, a stay-at-home-parent, occasionally find yourself daydreaming about sitting by yourself, drinking a hot (what’s that?) beverage, scrolling through your social media feed without a tiny human’s hands grabbing at your phone. Your kid isn’t quite ready (or old enough) for preschool, but if you aren’t able to get just a little time for […]

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Mama said, "I'm burned out!"

Mama Said I’m Burned Out

Baby Mama Burnout. That’s what I call it. “BMB.” When a stay at home mom (or any mom, really) hasn’t had time away from her kids for months, years even, and her heart and soul just longs for time alone. Time to do something – anything ­­– without the threat of someone calling her name […]

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Remembering Santaland

Remembering Santaland

If you were a pre-90’s kid in the central Ohio area, you probably made at least one visit to the downtown Lazarus to visit Santa Claus in Santaland. From the time that I was the only grandchild until I was the oldest of 6 grandchildren and in my 30s (yes, my 30s), we made visiting […]

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Say Good Bye

Saying Good-Bye to the Dream

I’ll be the first to admit; I was probably the world’s most naïve first- time mommy. In my defense, I didn’t have a lot of firsthand experience with newborns, or babies in general, as many of my friends were younger and hadn’t started their families yet. But, I’d seen tons of movies and TV shows […]

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