Name: Raina Johnson
Child: Elijah, 4 
Work: Freelance Journalist, Community Organizer, Communications Contractor 
Favorite part about being a mom: Waking up and getting the chance to do it all over again
Least favorite part about being a mom: Washing and folding seemingly endless loads of laundry.
Famous for: Knowing the name of every barista at my local Starbucks.

I Have A Life

Worlds Toughest Job

If you haven't seen it or shared it, there's a video that went viral with over 8 million views called World's Toughest Job. Spoiler Alert: It's motherhood. The video was set up for a "director of operations" job and interviewees were told the job was 'really the most important job' that required a 135-hour work week, 24/7, no sitting down, no breaks, no sleep, no vacations, no 401K and no salary. I'll admit, when I first saw the video, I thought it was cute and shared it with friends on Facebook, and I laughed aloud about "the associate" but it turns out, the video was an ad for a greeting card company.

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Why Elijah Loves His Babysitter


I’ve struggled with leaving Elijah with others, and not because I don’t trust them, but because sometimes I do feel guilty when I need a sitter, for various reasons - I’ve taken on an additional hours at work, wanting to go and have coffee with my best friend, or spend 3 hours walking around the mall – not chasing a four-year-old.

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One and Done

One Child

Imagine that as a little girl, I never pictured myself in a house full of kids or in a pretty white wedding dress; and I wasn’t too fond of playing with dolls or interested in hair or makeup. I never really had that “motherly” feeling or deep felt desire to have children. For the longest time I can only remember the desire to become a professional basketball player and that was it.

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Be a Good Sport

Sports, baseball, la liga cristiana

When I was growing up, I wanted to do everything my brother did, including climbing trees and playing sports. Basketball was my first love, and I recall wanting so badly to be the first girl drafted into the NBA, or to at least beat my brother at every game we played at the neighborhood park. 

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Uncharted Water

Kaufman, Sailing

Kaufman familyCharlotte and Eric Kaufman have created a national storm over "responsible" parenting when they decided to go from Mexico to New Zealand on a 36-foot sailboat with kids - ages 1 and 3 (gasp!) in tow.

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