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What About ME?!

What About ME?!

So much of our lives we equate doing the “right thing” to doing something for someone else, or we choose to do it because of the impact it will have on someone else. One may never stop to consider that sometimes the most important thing you can do, is to take care of...

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A Letter from Erin Beck, Komae’s New Momma

A Letter from Erin Beck, Komae’s New Momma

When I got the news about Komae shutting down, I was in my parent’s farmhouse kitchen. I opened the email and everything went quiet around me, though no one had stopped moving, everyone was still carrying dishes and chasing baby around the table. It’s not what anyone...

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New Beginnings : What’s Next for the Founders of Komae?

New Beginnings : What’s Next for the Founders of Komae?

From Both of Us “I’m Audrey Wallace”“And I’m Amy Husted”“We are just two stay at home moms from Akron, OH with a mission to reinvent babysitting and change families’ lives.” That was how Amy and Audrey introduced themselves the first time they ever live-pitched the...

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Wana + Komae : The Story Behind the Scenes

Wana + Komae : The Story Behind the Scenes

If you've been following Komae on social media, you probably heard in April that we were closing our doors. Many of you reached out with the KINDEST of messages, the BEST of wishes, and the SWEETEST of stories about how Komae impacted your life. For that, we are...

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Just Say Thank You.

Just Say Thank You.

When someone helps you out or offers you an opportunity for rest, just say thank you. Take that guilt, ball it up, throw it on the ground, and stomp on it. You are worthy of some peace and quiet and you are allowed to enjoy it without feeling one ounce of guilt. In...

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Making Yourself Available : Less is More

Making Yourself Available : Less is More

This day in age, I believe loneliness is stronger than ever. The highlight reels of social media prime us for jealousy and our busy calendars keep us feeling like we can't ever make room for those fun social activities everyone seems to be attending without us. We...

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Simple, But Purposeful Generosity.

Simple, But Purposeful Generosity.

One of the things I’ve found most effective in building friendships is to live with a spirit of generosity. I think it's a wonderful and easy way to spread joy and to create positive change in your community. Audrey and I talked about this topic LIVE on Facebook this...

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Being Mindful and Strengthening our Relationships

Being Mindful and Strengthening our Relationships

Last week, we got real on Facebook live to talk about mindfulness and how it can play a positive role in your friendships and your self care. In case you missed it, here's a quick link to watch. Mindfulness : the quality or state of being conscious or aware of...

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Four Steps to Fostering Healthy Friendships

Four Steps to Fostering Healthy Friendships

As parents, the days are full. The nights are sleepless. And the free time is practically unable to be seen. Time for building and maintaining friendships? Can't see it. Time to relax by yourself? Impossible. This is just what parenthood is and it is the reality that...

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Are You On Your List?

Are You On Your List?

Do you struggle with making yourself a priority? Are you always putting the needs of your spouse, kids, pets, parents, neighbors, mailman, second cousins and the rest of the living world in front of your own needs? Do you forget to stop and rest? Do you feel guilty...

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Best Teacher Gift Giver Ever.

Best Teacher Gift Giver Ever.

THE PROBLEM: Teacher Christmas Gift Giving Stinks. Family gifts ✔Friend gifts ✔Teacher gifts... uuhhhhh... eerrrrr... hhmmmm... Bueller...? Teacher Christmas gift giving doesn't stink because we don't want to give to teachers. It stinks because we don't know what to...

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Playdates Are The New Babysitter

Playdates Are The New Babysitter

When you hear the word Babysitter what comes to mind? A 14 year old neighborhood girl? Robin Williams dressed as an 80 year old German granny? A box set of books from the 90's?   Well, my friends, it is 2018 and it is time to redefine babysitting!   Playdates Are...

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