It was great until the kids hit middle school and especially high school and realized what they didn’t have rather than what they did have — because the comparison between us and the upper class neighbors was shoved in their face at school every day. … Read More The Choices We Make That Haunt Our Kids Later
Ten different working moms reveal their own working mom guilt and how to get over it.… Read More Do you feel working mom guilt?
Why are more moms working in the U.S. than ever before? It’s not just about money. You won’t believe the variety of answers I got when I interviewed a collection of women to find out the reason why moms work more now than ever before. US Department of Labor statistics show 70% of American… Read More Why are more moms working in the US?
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
So when it comes to her new declaration that she no longer wants to take trips with us, is she being forthright or being a brat?… Read More When My Pre-Teen Rejects Our Family’s Summer Vacation
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
I never wanted to be an entrepreneur, until it led to control over my time and schedule — two priceless benefits so valuable to parents.… Read More Never Thought I’d Be An Entrepreneur, But Control Of My Time Is Worth It!
While I was simply thinking of it as something fun to do that weekend, it seemed like she had thought of it as an ordeal to endure and get through… If you are eager to “get through it,” perhaps that is something that you should have said NO to instead of YES… Saying yes to everyone else means you are saying no to yourself.… Read More How To Enjoy Each Day Instead Of Just “Getting Through It”
Wouldn’t it be great if mom friends could get together to share some mom secrets that could help us in every day life — but do it every month at a party where we laugh, socialize and relax? I know this happens informally all over, but I’d really like to start a series of OverAchiever Mom… Read More Truth Or Dare For Mothers
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”