Topic: work life balance

My Kids Try To Make Me Feel Guilty About My Job And Sometimes, It Works

My Kids Try To Make Me Feel Guilty About My Job And Sometimes, It Works

As much as I hate to admit it, sometimes, I let myself fall victim to the very creative and manipulative things my kids say to try to make me feel guilty for working. Most of the time, I am well able to roll my eyes and move on with life, knowing they are seven and five and just being kids. Sometimes, I feel like they are tiny sages speaking an absolute truth that I am too old, lazy or jaded to see on my own. It is a near-daily occurrence that my kids try to make me feel guilty about my job and I am trying to rise above it. More »

Sports World Continues To Sh*t On Women, This Time By Firing One For Being Pregnant And Single

Sports World Continues To Sh*t On Women, This Time By Firing One For Being Pregnant And Single

The first female senior vice president in the Mets’ 52-year-history claims she was fired because the team’s CEO was “morally opposed” to her being pregnant and unwed. Fantastic. As if any of us are looking towards the sports industry to be a moral compass. I’m not surprised the CEO thought he could get away with this behavior. I guess he thought his actions would go unnoticed — not a bad guess considering how much the sports world gets away with in regards to their treatment of issues affecting women lately. More »

10 Ways Working Moms Can Feel Closer To Their Kids

10 Ways Working Moms Can Feel Closer To Their Kids

When I went back to work, I was very concerned about how my relationship with my children would change. Having stayed at home with them for a few years, I knew them like the back of my hand and had become quite adept in all ways of caring for them. Thinking about how it would go as a working mom made me worry about whether the closeness we had would fade away over time as I let Momma Daycare take over. More »

10 Things No Working Mother Wants To Hear

10 Things No Working Mother Wants To Hear

There are ever-present obstacles for me and my brethren because we are beholden not just our children, but our employers. That juggling act (trying to please the people you love the most while also trying to please the people who make paying your mortgage possible) can be difficult beyond description but I am going to try to shed some light. More »

These Easy At-Home Workouts Can Be Done In Your Living Room

These Easy At-Home Workouts Can Be Done In Your Living Room

I have always tried to stay in shape but of course, it is hard to find the time as the mother of two busy school-age children while also working outside of the home. I love to exercise for many reasons and I try to fit in work-outs at least three times a week, if not more. It is not always convenient or even possible for me to get to the gym- on a typical day, I am out the door at 7:15am and not home until 5:30pm and that is without going to the gym. More »

You Don’t Need A Parenting Style To Be A Good Parent

You Don't Need A Parenting Style To Be A Good Parent

There is so much about being a new parent that can be completely overwhelming. Besides the obvious fact that you are now responsible for keeping another human being alive and hopefully, raising them to not be a total asshole, there is also the unending barrage of information coming your way from fellow moms, the internet, your family, your friends, the pediatrician, daycare teachers- it feels like it never ends. More »

I Need Parenting Advice From Michelle Duggar

I Need Parenting Advice From Michelle Duggar

I’ve seen so much hatred directed at Michelle Duggar for her extensive collection of children (and her burning desire to have just one more despite her rather advanced maternal age), her polarizing views on religion, courting, the role of men and women, you name it. I agree with some of it- I really don’t understand her way of thinking on many things and I think it’s sort of sad that she seems to value herself only as a maker of babies. More »