Working moms feel like they have to do it all until we realize our exhaustion is hurting ourselves and those we love. That’s when we overcome the reluctance to reach out for help and find some welcome assistance from family, friends, neighbors, nannies, daycare or a spouse. But that’s not always easy.… Read More Find good help: How working moms lean on others to get things done
“With my first 5-year-old, who is 23 now, I wasn’t there. I was working and paying the bills and striving for a better life. Now my youngest is 5, and I can’t leave the house without giving her hugs and kisses. It wasn’t like that with the first because I was just so busy and worried about our future.”… Read More Why are moms treating siblings differently?
Though I had dreams of a highly successful career, I dreamed just as much about being a hands-on mom. I found a way to sacrifice a little of both, so I didn’t have to give up one for the other. I even found a way to get to the oft-repeated “bucket list” long before my career or parenting were in the rear view mirror.… Read More Living Your Bucket List First
Every so often I get a slap in the face reminding me of what I sacrificed in my career when I switched from full-time to part-time work because of motherhood.… Read More The Motherhood Albatross Sabotaging Your Career
Of all the things that we do in our lives as women, we often want to get this one right more than any other — feeling as if someone else’s life depends on our pursuit of being the “perfect mother.” … Read More When Is DONE Better Than PERFECT?
She owned her decision to work, embraced it, knew what she was giving up… I needed to own my decision, so I could be at peace with it in 10 years when I was in the same place in my career.… Read More The Right Decision in the Work vs. Stay Home Debate
When was your last raise? I waited 9 years and never got a raise and left the company and now work 7 part-time jobs. An associate elsewhere hasn’t gotten a raise in 7 years. Another has been begging for a raise for 4 years. If you can relate, then do something about it by helping someone else.… Read More All #Women Have #Influence; #UseIt
I thought I was doing myself and my #kids a #favor deciding not to be a #full-time #WorkingMom, but when I look at other #mothers, I #envy them.… Read More I Thought I Was Doing Myself A Favor
I am convinced he fired me because he realized my kids were more important than the job, and he wanted total devotion. … Read More The Arrogant Men who Believe Their Children Deserve More than the Kids Of Working Moms
Overachiever moms are everywhere — they just don’t know it. Any mom who is juggling work and kids, who does well at her job, who is raising happy children and who spends some time each week taking care of her own needs is an overachiever mom. She doesn’t have to look like she just walked… Read More How Do You Juggle Motherhood, Career and Marriage?