After I finished my psychiatry residency, I was working at Mount Sinai Medical center in NYC. I was friends with another doctor who was a few years ahead of me. She was pregnant with baby number two. One day, a group of us were schmoozing over lunch. We asked her how she was able to juggle her kids and her work. Her parents were both successful, and she began to discuss how she and they had handled careers and kids.
We live in a relentlessly fast paced world.And I can get relentlessly caught up in it as well.Doing several things at once has become the new normal. There is even a new normal answer to the question, “How are you?”The answer used to be: “Fine, thanks.”The answer is now: “Busy!”...more
In motherhood, have you noticed that there are seasons when everything is going smoothly?
I have. During the good season, the kids are happy and balanced. So is the marriage, and so am I. The fridge has healthy stuff stocked, lots of it. I’ve got patience and sweetness to spare.
But then the other seasons come around, too....more
Can you see it?I was recently at the YMCA, talking to some of my special senior friends there. These women are so full of wisdom, wit, and energy! When I grow up some more, I want to be just like them....more
I recently got an iPhone.Truthfully, I went back on forth about it in my mind countless times before I finally signed on the dotted line. As much as I appreciate all it can do, I still have Perpetual iPhone Ambivalence. I love it! I worry about being leashed to it!...more