I’m trying to make peace with the heavy weight of mom guilt I carried around during our financial hardship and even the guilt I felt for not regretting my choice to spend more time with them than on my career. … Read More Mom Guilt: Choosing What’s Best For You In Spite Of The Guilt
It’s no longer about managing, prioritizing, shifting, or planning time. It’s about mindset, the concept that we are not going to do things to the standard we want.… Read More It’s not just you: Working moms really don’t have enough time
While we are raising our children, many working moms still have a destination we want to reach. It’s okay to slow down your pursuit of that destination to spend more time with your kids if that’s what makes you happy. You’re not giving up your dreams.… Read More How can you be happy and still striving for something better?
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
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
Like it or not, these are the ways we evaluate ourselves! Let’s find out how you really measure up with this simple 12-question survey. … Read More Are You An OverAchiever Mom or A Slacker Mom? Take the Survey!
I realize that it’s also ME who needs THEM more than ever before — as in, I need to appreciate the joy they bring me and the influence I have — before they leave home… Read More Seeing The Tenderness and Not The Turmoil of The Teen Years
There is much talk these days about whether women can “have it all” or should want to “have it all” or are given the right resources by society to “have it all” or are forced to accept certain career compromises in order to “have it all.” For 14 years, I have felt like I “have it all” —… Read More Why Patience Pays Off For Overachieving Moms Who Want To “Have It All”