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how I have changed since I became a mother

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I can no longer follow the news without fear and anxiety
And not just depressing stories about children - climate change and the economy and myriad other themes too.

Work has become a reprieve
I love my job and rarely considered staying at home. Now it is where I feel accomplished and recognized and reminds me of what I used to be like before. When I make travel plans I think of the prospect of uninterrupted sleep.

My to do list fits into pockets and slivers of time
When I'm working from home and Baby Z is at daycare, or he's with MoBob, or he's asleep. Like right now, at 5:50am.

My identity is now tied to that of someone else’s
The first time I had to call myself "Zacky's mom" I totally freaked out.

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On November 16th, 2013 03:48 am (UTC), gurdonark commented:
I'd try calling myself "Zacky's Concierge". It sounds so Savoy.
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On November 20th, 2013 08:35 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
Hee hee!
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