Mommy Wars - Why Do We Do This To Ourselves?

Why does it always seem like the stay-at-homes and the moms who work outside of the home always feel the need to battle it out and put the other one down? Why does it seem like each group is always trying to define that they do more work than the other group? Instead of battling it out why can't the stay-at-homes and the moms who work outside of the home realize that each person is equally important?...more

Are wealth and privilege good enough reasons for other mothers to tell Gwyneth Paltrow to sit down and shut the hell up?

Edited highlights: Gwyneth Paltrow, rich actress wiping her arse with money when not falling over nannies wiping her children’s arses with money (allegedly), gives an interview to a celebrity station bemoaning the balancing act of career and motherhood.Cue outrage hovering in the wings…...more

Trusting Peers=No Pressure

Now that I am a woman of a certain age peer pressure means little to me.There is rarely any peer pressure to bend to…or not to bend to.Especially at work where I am old woman of the crew. I work in the office of a retail store.I am the only person other than the owner and his wife who works in the office.I do my thing they do theirs.  So, no pressure happening there....more

Working Mom or Stay At Home Mom? Who Wants to Know?

I find it curious and interesting that questionnaires that do not 'require' or 'need' such information ask for this information. Why does a doctor's office need to differentiate whether a woman is a working mom or a stay at home mom? Does the care for that person or a child hinge or depend on what that woman allegedly does for a living? ...more
Sure.  I have a deep passion in my heart for moms of all kinds.  I like how you supported both ...more

Underutilized: The difficult part of staying at home

  Last Monday evening I sat in traffic with my two boys, Wylie (10)and Max (7), and our greyhound. When I say “our” greyhound, I should clarify that we got the dog last year for our kids and definitely NOT for me.We were all headed home after a glorious weekend in the mountains. My husband, Andy, left for work early Monday morning and I stayed behind to manage the kids and the dog....more

Monday Morning Musings V.2

Original Content from: Oh, Just Stop Already...more

What do successful people do when they're not working?

I ran across the article, "14 Things Successful Do On Weekends." My favorite line of the entire piece is a quote from Dale Kruow, M.S., an executive coach, who says, "[For] a highly successful person ... The weekend and the week look very similar: They are focused on creating the life they want." So true!...more

Crazy Pills and Ginger Rogers

"I feel like I'm taking crazy pills!!"- Mugatu, from the movie "Zoolander." This is exactly how I have felt lately. I went through so much to have my kids. I was so focused for so long on having them, everything else in my life was put aside. After they were born, I found I was having difficulty focusing on work when I was at work. My work schedule itself, had to become severely cut back so that I could even breathe. I stayed home for the first 12 weeks with them after they were born....more

Getting Beyond "What Do You Do?"

We went to a dinner party recently, nothing too fancy, just board games, pizza and new friends.  But the inevitable “What do you do?” came up.  I hate this question.  Often it’s meant as a conversation-starter, or an ice breaker.  But if you’re talking to someone who is unemployed or unconventionally employed, you immediately push the conversation into awkward territory. ...more
I read your article and am perturbed by it.  One of the many ideas that I got from your blog is ...more