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    “Staying at Home”

    This post was originally published at Chicago Parent, where I am a regular contributor.    I have a little secret. Monday through Friday, I have three hours and thirty-five minutes to myself. Five days a week. Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. I am not bragging, I am simply amazed by it all. For years I have had “no time” for myself. Constantly wiping noses, cleaning up messes, dragging one child or another with me to my OBGYN. I don’t go to my OBGYN constantly. Once a year just feels like it is. As of this past August,  I am finding myself at a crossroads. Asking myself, “am I still a stay at home mom…