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?
Working moms feel we have to tackle every item on our to-do list like a brave fighter ready to defend our position as benevolent but frenzied ruler of the home front and conscientious but shortchanged professional in the work world.… Read More Why is it so hard for women to work and raise kids?
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
I didn’t know that this accomplished and successful woman that I admire sees the grass on my side as greener.… Read More Why is the grass always greener on the other side?
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
Mothers have not embraced the concept that many hurdles we face could be overcome if we attacked them together with one common effort.… Read More Mothers, Don’t Let Men And Others Divide And Conquer Us
I’m talking about the kinds of thoughts that follow a sigh and the oft-repeated phrase, “If I only knew then, what I know now.”… Read More 12 Things I Would Have Done Differently With My Young Children
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
I know he’s an addict because of the first thing he does in the morning… what he never wants to put down at night.… Read More My Son Is An Addict But Maybe I Shouldn’t Interfere