Every now and then, time away from the kids can make you a better mother and a much better employee.
I look back on the first year and think about how fast it went. I look back on the day I gave birth to him and how scary it was, with my husband waiting outside of the O.R. for 30 minutes while I was having an emergency c-section– not knowing if baby and I were okay. I think back on the moment I looked into his eyes for the very first time. Oh, precious moments! Since I work from home, we made the decision that he would stay home with me that first year. It was one of the most […]
Although I am currently working from home full-time /WAHM, (I’m an online writing instructor for a local university) I don’t exactly love it and at times, it can feel very frustrating, exhausting, and stressful– and on those days, I’m just about over working from home . So, I even went to great lengths and had job interviews with a possible career change. But then this morning I had to make an early drive into the city and as I sat there in major traffic near downtown, I thought, “there’s no way I’m getting back out there for any 8-5 type of […]
Calling all my working mamas! How in the world do you do it? Especially if you have a 9-5 job. I work from home and thought it would be just fine with an infant and toddler. Hah. Forgive me for underestimating how much work it would be. It is really hard. At least I don’t have a job that requires me to clock in and out and sit at a desk for certain hours. Don’t get me wrong, I still have to work 40+ a week, but I get to make my own schedule. If it was not for the flexibility, I […]
Be the friend you wish you had and never take the ones you have for granted. This past week, I had the pleasure to reunite with a long time friend of mine. She came to visit us from Texas along with her husband, and little baby girl of two months. Best friends reunite! We finally got to hold each other’s babies who are only 7 weeks apart! I only wish she lived closer. It was great to just to all be together and talk, laugh etc. We talked about how things happen in life in interesting ways. For my loyal readers, you’ve read […]
It really is. But… Why can’t I do it? Say “yes.” For some reason, every time a nice person offers to help me when out grocery shopping or running errands, my answer is always, “No, I’m okay. Thank you.” It is as if I have this, almighty- all-powerful-mom-I got this- attitude. What is it about people having a difficulty to accept help? Does accepting help from people show weakness? I don’t know about you, but I can only speak for myself, but every single time I go grocery shopping with my children, someone always offers to help me. And every single time, I […]
I never knew how competitive moms could be until I became one myself. From feeding choices, to daycare, career choices, and sleeping methods, moms constantly compare their child or parenting choices to others. Most do it unintentionally and are probably unaware that they’re comparing. But still, it happens often. The moment will come when a mother has to make one of the biggest decisions in motherhood-one that has moms of today divided into two categories: being a stay-at-home-mom or a working mom. Some are able to do both (more power to you!), but most moms are not able to. But with […]
Oh crap. I only have one mom friend. Several weeks ago, I was sitting simply reflecting on my life and the friends I’ve had throughout the years and I started to think, “Oh wow. What happened to so and so…? Oh crap. I only have one mom friend. I think. Or maybe two at the most.” Which would be fine if they lived in the same state as me. So I started to realize that some people just move on, and others have a hard time moving on or letting go. Which one am I? And I the kind to hold on […]