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
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
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
Before I had children...or even the thought of having children, I had always heard how expensive child care was. I had heard how difficult it was to leave you baby in the care of another and how some mothers dedicated a lot of time to finding the ‘right’ child care provider. As a single, carefree, … Continue reading Sometimes, the heart gets what the heart desires
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
I had heard the rumors months ago and the writing has been slowly etching itself on the wall for over a year. My business partnership - we have been together now for almost 8 years - is dissolving. I do not yet know what the outcome will look like. I have spent the last 3 … Continue reading Am I breaking up with my employer?
Nine months of anticipation, weird food cravings, a body that morphs in ways you never imagined, and waiting to meet your newest child. No matter how we deliver our babies, we find ourselves in a whirlwind of emotion, a soup of hormones, and steeped in the love drug – oxytocin. Thank God we are, or … Continue reading The working mother’s dilemma