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

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You define your own path

In my hour, long commute to work this morning, I was thinking about how I got to where I am in my life. My 20’s kind of sucked. They were an extension of the emotional growth of my teens with all the responsibilities of adulthood. This means I didn’t always use the best judgment or … Continue reading You define your own path

Social isolation and the working mom

When I became a mother, nearly everyone I met had left their job and became a stay-at-home-mom. Because I was still working, even if from home, I was unable to attend play groups, most library tot-times, LeLeche League meetings, and other events that help moms connect with other moms. When it comes to being a … Continue reading Social isolation and the working mom

How to tell your coworkers you are leaving to be a SAHM

It's official! I submitted my letter of resignation to my HR department yesterday (November 29, 2018). Whew! I still have to complete an Exit Interview, but I have 8 work days left. Two weeks from today I will be saying my goodbyes. If you are considering transitioning home after years in the workforce, it's not … Continue reading How to tell your coworkers you are leaving to be a SAHM

Creating a sunny & happy work space in the office

I have never been the type of employee to personalize my work space until 5 years into my current position. The company had done a leadership swap and we were suddenly led by a new Vice President that had less education than her employees. She was just finishing a Master’s degree and had zero research … Continue reading Creating a sunny & happy work space in the office

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

The ONE thing all career/working moms have in common

What is the ONE thing all working mom's have in common? Okay, let me be more specific. What is the one thing all mothers who work outside of the home and pay someone else to watch their child/children all have in common? I will give you a hint. It starts with "G" and ends with … Continue reading The ONE thing all career/working moms have in common