We are never really defeated

I woke up shortly after midnight with a slight chill. The air in the bedroom felt cold despite my blankets. The temperature was supposed to hover around zero and possibly dip below zero overnight. I tugged the blankets up a little higher around my chin and thought it looked dark. I was surprised because we … Continue reading We are never really defeated

The truth about leaving your job

The truth? Here it is, cold and harsh. No matter how important we feel our job at our company is; no matter how hard we work; no matter how much time we invest, we are simply 'replaceable'. That's a hard pill to swallow. I struggled with my decision to leave my job. I felt guilty … Continue reading The truth about leaving your job

How to be the greatest parent in the world

This is a piece of advice I take solace in. When I was a new mother and scared I would be a bad mom or ruin my children's lives because of my own upbringing or flaws, I told myself I just needed to do one thing to be a success. To be a successful parent all … Continue reading How to be the greatest parent in the world

How can I afford to be a stay-at-home parent?

It’s not like my husband is a brain surgeon, doctor, lawyer, or any other high wage earner. We were not granted an inheritance. We were not given any money, We are not debt-free. My husband has a state government job with good benefits, a union, and a healthy wage. We are lucky for this. Over … Continue reading How can I afford to be a stay-at-home parent?

The real cost of being a working mom

I have written several posts about the issues women are faced with when they decide to start a family. You can read my favorite posts about these issues here and here. For me it came down to time and money. For me to work full-time in an office (outside of the home), it means I … Continue reading The real cost of being a working mom

From office mom to stay at home mom: Planning my transition

If we haven’t had time to catch up lately, don’t worry! I have been busy too! In a nut shell, over the past four months, I have been positioning myself to leave my job of 8 years. I have worked in the field of research and analysis for more than a decade. I love the … Continue reading From office mom to stay at home mom: Planning my transition