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Places I’ve Pumped Part 3 — The Time it Got Awkward

Or: Thank you ObamaCare! Or: I Just Met You…and This is Crazy. I planned to present the “Places I’ve Pumped” Series in chronological order, but this one was too good to not instantly tell. And by “good” I mean “terribly awkward.” I am district trainings and workshops this whole week. Long sessions in different buildings…
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Solo

Last weekend, B and I came to the realization that if we are going to log any miles on the bike — it will probably have to be alone. So, on Sunday I fought the urge — the oh-so-very strong urge — to nap once the kids went down for a nap. I changed into…
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Places I’ve Pumped #2

Back in February, I was in charge of putting on our district Science Fair. Over 300 students (high school and middle school) from across our district come present their projects and over 130 judges interview them. It is a long day that is the product of months of planning. It is held at the state university…
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Professional Smithers Life

Things have been a movin’ and a shakin’ in Smithersland. Life has been busy — not just because of the wee ones, but also because things have been happening for me professionally. In April, I had a quick trip to Boston to present at a national science teachers’ conference. I wrote two proposals and BOTH…
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The Last Time…

Breastfeeding can be hard…but working and breastfeeding is e.x.h.a.u.s.t.i.n.g. It requires that I get up earlier to start my day, scramble to find time to pump twice while at work, wash and prepare pumping supplies, and constantly worry about trying…desperately…to keep up with Squishy Baby. It is easy to get frustrated and tired and irritated…
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A Straw Poll

One of the things I tend to struggle with is drinking enough water during the day. And when nursing and providing anywhere from 21-28 oz a day for bottles at daycare for Squishy Baby, drinking water is really important. I found that I would fill up my Nalgene water bottle at the beginning of the…
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Dear Ranger Dave,

Hello there. Yeah. You. The one in the ball cap Ranger hat. Oh, is that Lady Ranger next to you? Yeah. She is included in this, too. We only have 3 days left for you to sign up for RAGBRAI on our team, so I going to present my case of why you should sign up for the full…
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Coming Up For Air

Whew. That was rough. My first three weeks back to work are now under my belt. I shouldn’t say that it was rough — I mean, Baby Girl sleeps through the night and transitioned well at day care, my re-entry to the classroom only had a few small bumps, and I managed to keep up…
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Places I’ve Pumped #1

A few weeks ago, B and I took the kids back to Iowa to visit family. We don’t have any grandparents out here in CO, so we decided to take advantage of free babysitters while we were back. We flew in on Friday and convinced Normie to go to an ISU basketball game with us…
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