Going back to work after giving birth can be like walking through a minefield of worries: finding child care… pumping… sleeping… cleaning… bonding with baby? … Read More How New Moms Cope with Full-Time Work and Leaving Baby Behind
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?
Ten different working moms reveal their own working mom guilt and how to get over it.… Read More Do you feel working mom guilt?
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
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