Is it a fact of life that all Moms will feel guilty whether they work full-time or stay at home?

I’M SO TIRED OF PEOPLE FEELING SORRY FOR ME THAT I WORK FULL-TIME. HOW CAN I EXPLAIN THAT IT WORKS FOR ME?photocreditMOLLY: The reader also asked how she can talk about her choice to work full-time and not get defensive about it....more

Fashion tips for Moms returning to work

Even saying “Moms returning to work” has me pause a moment because it implies that Mom hasn’t been working. If you are a mother you know it has been meaningful but still work. At no other time in your life do you give up so much of yourself in order to pursue a goal. The goal is to raise children who will grow up to be productive members of society. To do that, you must relinquish most of your own time for self reflection. Getting to know you, falls by the wayside. ...more

The Best Part of My Day

If you have been following me on Twitter or Facebook then you know that today was my first day back at work after 18 months at home with the kids....more

"Do the Right Thing"

So after being off on maternity leave I was visiting my office and showing off my new little man to co-workers. Of course, I had the usual questions like "How are you feeling?" "Hasn't it gone by fast?" "Are you ready to come back?" etc. But in the midst of all of these one of my male co-workers asked me if I would be returning to work soon or would choose to become a stay-at-home mom....more

My Former Self

The babysitter came by yesterday afternoon for a couple of hours. For the first time all week, I had the chance to just take a relaxing shower and get ready without interruption. I remember the days where I took advantage of that luxury. I even ::gasp:: had time to blow dry my hair! ...more

Returning to work after a divorce

Originally posted on Yahoo Shine  by Carol Fishman Cohen ...more

Thinking About Going Back to Work but Finding Yourself Stuck?

I was forty when I starting feeling twitchy. I’d spent the last 365 living a Martha Stewart-type of life.  With my children in school full-time I’d assumed that cooking, cleaning, painting, and gardening would be deeply fulfilling.  I was wrong.  Despite being wildly busy, there was still that unsettled, dissatisfied feeling in the pit of my stomach at the end of each day. And then it hit me. What I really wanted and needed was a job! Sounds like an easy fix, right? ...more