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
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
My joy was tainted by my paranoia that the other moms didn’t like me or my style… until another mom took the time to tell me that she and the other Room Moms approved.… Read More Don’t Wait For Approval From Other Moms