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Carrie Maldonado – Writer

Freelance writer, wordsmith, and novelist

I was talking to a fellow Mommy yesterday about the eternal struggle that is parenting. Whether or not you work, and where, there will always be the question of how much helicoptering vs free ranging is healthy. Should you potty train at 3 months (as some say) or not even consider it before they are …

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My intent when I started writing today was to explore the Beautiful Mind that is my daughter…who is the best of me and the worst of me to the gazillionth power of ten. Then I got completely way-laid by a quality problem of several recruiting assignments as well as resume re-writes and was reminded of …

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Hi, my name is Carrie and I have a thinking disability! (Hi, Carrie, echoes my tribe – in my head). This disability is called ‘literal thinking’ and what it means is that if you tell me something I will believe you. Literally. It will not occur to me that you are exaggerating, or wrong. I …

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I must be getting targeted on social media, because I’ve been receiving a ton of articles about the issues facing parents (especially women) in the workforce.  One of my character defects that I hope improves is that I’m pretty apathetic about issues that don’t affect me directly.  Any parenting issues are relatively new to me …

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As I mentioned in a previous post, once upon a time I believed that a) I would never have kids and b) that if I did, my experience managing teams and departments at work would at least sort of prepare me for the experience. Well, guess what – it didn’t. There are things that preschoolers, …

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So I’ve had my twins, Aiden (whom I am choosing to call Adam because everyone is named Aiden) and Benjamin, for just about ten months ago. It is just dawning on me now that they are here to stay and that yes, I have two babies (and a three year old). I realize that I’ve …

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I’ve been thinking a lot about priorities, and purpose, and what am I really supposed to be doing. Obviously, I am supposed to be being a loving supportive wife and a loving supportive Mommy. Obvious but not always easy. I was raised in the generation of women conditioned to believe we not only could have it …

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