Rebooting and redirecting my career with a series of proposed…
Last week I posted about not qualifying fathers as "active." I'd like to believe that one day we will drop these adjectives from parental descriptions, so that we will be just "dads" and "moms" and not "active dads" or "working mothers." Especially, as the reality of dads who are involved with their children and moms that work become…Continue
Last week we were all stuck at home due to a lengthy visit from winter storm Pax. (Side note: "Pax" means kiss of peace, which made it one of the most horribly named storms ever.) Since I work for a business that doesn't close due to weather, that meant I was working from home. And my son was home from school. And those two things are not meant to mix.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on February 21, 2014 at 6:43am — No Comments
Moms, we know the value of our role within our families. Although some days I find myself drifting to sleep feeling guilty about my growing disdain for housework, about losing my patience with the kids, about not being very proficient in the kitchen. Children, especially little ones don’t really have any idea about what moms do all day. And, for the most part they probably don’t really care. Which is okay. They are little. Moms are sort of like magic elves that work out of…Continue
Added by Jennifer Wennig on February 6, 2014 at 2:41pm — No Comments
Some of my favorite television shows are those set in the workplace. I love getting a sneak peek into worlds I haven’t experienced. And, since I haven’t worked regularly in an office for many years, I’m fascinated by the dynamics between the characters. Now, I know this is fiction. A lawyer or editor on a TV show is going to be exaggerated, dramatized, too snarky or silly or just plain scary (like Glenn Close’s character on Damage). We are looking for entertainment…Continue
Rebooting and redirecting my career with a series of proposed…
Added by Jennifer Wennig on January 30, 2014 at 10:05am — No Comments
Added by Maggie S on January 29, 2014 at 12:03am — No Comments
Well, that's not all I want of course, but after months or probably years of replacing the crappy can openers I have bought I figured I'll vent my frustrations on my blog!
You know how you kind of splurge on household goods when you buy your first house or apartment? Well, that's what we did. We spent $30 on an electric can opener which was pretty…
Added by Ronda on December 1, 2013 at 1:48pm — No Comments
I cannot be the only one...who, as a working mama, associates school holidays with a mad scramble to find someone to watch their child; making phone calls calling in favors, while dropping discreet reminders of something you did for that person in the recent past. Harboring hopes that the person you decide to ask will offer their assistance before you have to resort to begging and making future promises of your services when needed.…Continue
Added by Janice Perry on November 25, 2013 at 7:45pm — No Comments
I was bummed with the thought of having to return to work after I had my baby. Due to the circumstances, I was unable to stay at home with my baby after my maternity leave was over. I remember counting down the days until I returned and I felt a deepening sadness overwhelm me. Once, I returned to work…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on November 17, 2013 at 5:40pm — No Comments
The biggest challenge and struggle in my life right now is not letting my work mess with my head.
I am working full time and although the job in itself would not be that bad, the environment and people make it the wickedest experience. Quite often I ask myself it this all worth it?
Life has evolved in such a way that it’s become a chore. Is the purpose really to spend our life laboring away, (contributing to) producing a surplus of products/services…Continue
Added by Ana Horga on November 7, 2013 at 12:52am — No Comments
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Added by Polly Workinger on August 6, 2013 at 12:55pm — No Comments
Exercising regularly was definitely high up on my list of goals when I got divorced. It was yet another way to get myself out of rock bottom. Before Hana was born, I went to the gym 4 or 5 days a…Continue
Added by Eva Cornejo on May 7, 2013 at 12:24pm — No Comments
I saw this picture posted by a friend on Facebook today and thought that it was a really awesome picture so, I shared it on Twitter and now sharing it on my blog as well. The picture? This one.
I have the biggest problem with the word FEAR and I am sure I am…Continue
Added by Marsha Maung on February 4, 2013 at 11:07pm — No Comments
I wrote about the experience I have had dealing with insecurities at my Yoga Class. Maybe there is something to be learned about never comparing ourselves to others and measuring our best against ourselves and no one else!
What are your thoughts on this? Have you had any experiences simular to this? I think it keeps a lot of…Continue
Added by Megan Lynch on January 10, 2013 at 2:28pm — No Comments
But being able to connect with people is still very possible. There are the various social networking sites and messengers providing voice, chat and video connections. All of these, I have utilized when I started working from home.
So aside from my current friends, I have been able to gain…Continue
Added by Jovell Alingod on October 28, 2012 at 6:43am — No Comments
Yes, being a work-from-home mom is not for the faint-hearted. And I’m not even getting started on the bad days when schools are shut, or the children fall ill or the help mysteriously disappear to their gaons (villages) for vague, unexplained reasons. So the next time, someone you know tells you she’s a work-from-home mom, give her an encouraging pat on the back. Even better, take her out for coffee or offer to watch her kids while she takes a luxurious ten minute shower. Trust me,…Continue
Added by Manasi Vaidya on October 9, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Really glad it's Monday after a crazy weekend of non-stop kid activities and sports. Even though I'm working, I'm actually sitting down as opposed to any given day on the weekend. Read more about it on my blog...Room for One More
Added by Evelyn Bjornson on September 17, 2012 at 1:26pm — No Comments
Yesterday I shared with you my Child Care Woes. The day care we use will be closed until August 13th for a suspected mold they found in one of the rooms. On one hand I am happy they take any concerns like this seriously and promptly. On the other hand I have been worried that I wouldn't be able to find child care for the days I work. Right now we do not live close to family or friends. I…Continue
Added by MamaTalesBlog on August 3, 2012 at 12:16pm — No Comments
Yeah, pump it up! If you're a child of the 80's like me (yes I'm a nerd, and a music nerd)- than this might be the first song that comes to mind and it's totally okay if you sing along:
But I wasn't really talking about that type of pumping it up- I'm talking about the working mom! The mom who's gotta nurse her baby even though she works 8-5, kind of pump-it-up. If you don't nurse, or have boobs, you can…Continue
Added by Karen LunchingMomma on July 23, 2012 at 12:02pm — No Comments
"Mommy guilt", I don't want my baby in day care, I don't want anyone else to raise my baby, and finally going back to work just isn't worth it. Each year more and more new Mothers are leaving the Corporate Life in search of the ever elusive, "Work Life Balance." Mompreneurs, with our new companies and our new inventions are driven and motivated to change the business World and create the ideal family work structure. I'm not going to use the word balance, because truly are you never really…Continue
Added by Bed Rest Concierge on May 5, 2012 at 12:31am — No Comments