For a while we weren’t sure she would graduate, and we were worried whether she would make it through this dark period.… Read More Happiness vs. Achievement: The Cost of “Success”?
We are ALWAYS torn between excelling in our career or rocking it as a mom. The balance between the two seems non-existent. Sometimes we roll up to work while drying our tears.… Read More Working Mom Stress Is Not Our Fault
Despite a new job or a new role at work, as a mom you still question your career and think about the trade-offs that you’re making and trying to figure out if it’s what you really want.… Read More Lean In Or Lean Out? How To Decide Your Next Move When You Are Questioning Your Career Commitment
I am worn down. I know I could just say no and walk away and watch her cry. But I relent.… Read More Another parenting mistake, or is it?
When you’re going through hard times, if other people describe the same mistakes you are making, then you recognize you are not alone.… Read More Starting A Fresh Chapter In Life
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
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
I was called the most overbearing helicopter parent this teacher had known in 26 years of teaching… Now that I’ve let go and that decision affects this teacher… suddenly the attitude is different.… Read More Does helicopter parenting help or hurt?
Does it have anything to do with 11 years of my kids enduring a confusing mix of lessons from inspiring coaches as well as hypocritical coaches?… Read More Participation Trophies Are A Waste