After months of reflection, bouncing ideas around, balancing budgets, I was relieved to finally announce to my boss that I had made the decision to stay home and raise my kids. I thought that once I had come clean with my plans that I would be left with only relief and excitement. I never quite anticipated the angst that I […]

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I did it!

May 13, 2011

When you take a risk, there’s anxiety involved. When you take a risk and you have two small children whose well-being depends on your stability, there’s intense fear involved. How does that translate when that risk is also a dream come true? How does that translate when you are completely disrupting the world that those children live in? Wednesday, May […]

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Inner Battle

March 28, 2011

Last week I spent three out of the five days of the week away from my family on a business trip. And much like most things in life, the anticipation of this time away was worse than actually being away. When I thought of not holding, hugging and kissing my kids, I just ached with pain and guilt from going […]

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The Plight of a Working Mom

February 11, 2011

I’ve only been working full time for a very short time but I can’t help but feel like it’s a juggling act where all the balls are being thrown/falling on me at once. In efforts to keep the synonyms going, work life balance has been a scale that there is constantly a deficit in one area. Recently it has been […]

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Tutor Needed

January 14, 2011

Like a bat out of hell the child runs across the room, scratches the boy’s face, pulls the girl’s hair and then gives his teacher a hug. What do you do with that child? Years before I was a mother I heard parents say things like parenting is the hardest job you’ll ever have. My thoughts to follow were always […]

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Do women have to roar? Can’t we just meow?

December 21, 2010

Hillary Clinton as a presidential candidate is just further evidence of how far women have come. Women suffrage has given women like myself the opportunity to compete in a male dominated world. And all I have to say to the women who worked hard to break the glass ceiling is thanks a lot, please insert sarcasm. Women were traditionally seen […]

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December 8, 2010

When you leave a coat with the coat check they give you a ticket. When you complete your visit, you give your ticket in exchange for your outerwear. If something were to happen to that jacket in your absence, you would hold the coat check responsible since they were tending to your possession while you were gone. Now multiply that […]

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Sanity? Are you out there?

November 17, 2010

There are some days that just start off as “one of those days.” Lately it seems like most days follow that story. Days where the morning consists of temper tantrum after temper tantrum, spit up on your silk blouse as you are walking out the door, coffee spilled in the interior of your car, and the list goes on. I […]

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In Need of Floaties

October 13, 2010

My Sunday night fortune read something like…a routine may give you the structure you need, yet the structure may leave you exhausted. I’m not sure that was a fortune or just a truth. Going back to work has had some positives. For one, we are getting into a groove of being a four-person family. I am back to preparing dinners, […]

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Drew Triumphs!!!

July 22, 2009

Big news, Drew did it! He walked across the room!! Not just once…but back and forth! It was amazing, to see this child blossom and reach yet another milestone. My biggest fear had been that I would miss it. I heard stories about children reaching milestones like that at daycare with people who’s job it is to watch your kid. […]

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