maternity leave


    On Motherhood & Not Returning to Work

    Dena August 7, 2013

    “Nothing you become will disappoint me; I have no preconception that I’d like to see you be or do. I have no desire to foresee you, only to discover you. You can’t disappoint me.” —Mary Haskell I always knew that I wanted to be a mother. In fact, I wanted it more than anything else. All my life, I wanted a little baby to call my own. The ancient, maternal…

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  • a little bit of overwhelm

    Dena April 24, 2013

    I am nearly halfway through my second week of maternity leave. It’s amazing how quickly it passes compared with how long the “waiting for it” seemed to take. My first week home was productive. I worked my way down my to-do list like a busy,…

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  • spring afternoons + maternity leave

    Dena April 13, 2013

    After what felt like the never-ending winter, spring is finally springing around here. Mother nature has been doing a little bit of teasing still. Earlier this week it went up to eighty (summer temperature!) but today it was back down to normal spring temps. I…

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