Woman on a verge of a nervous breakdown

The idea of starting a working mother’s blog has been brewing in my head for a while now.  Unfortunately, it is on the evening of the third day of my not seeing my daughter that I am finally bringing this idea to fruition. Truth be told, I would still be at work right now, 9:09 pm, if it has not been for my husband having to abruptly hang up the phone to tend to some household emergency right after telling me that something was not right with our son. My day was not a good day.  One of those where it seems that the whole world is against you, where any chosen commu...more

Multitasking Mummies

Back when DorkySon was just a few months old, I had a moment. I was walking down the street, and for the first time I felt like I’d really made it as a parent. Why? Because for the first time I was managing to push a pram and drink coffee out of a cardboard cup at the same time....more

Spot the Working Mom

A colleague and fellow working mom recently described how she spends her commute time on the train playing a little game she invented called, “Spot the Working Mom.” It goes something like this... Pretty, young non-mom on subway: cute linen pencil skirt, airy summer plaid sleeveless top, matching handbag, fresh salon highlights, and trendy sunglasses. My friend and mom-of-two: Pilled, 5-year-old skirt paired with bug-bitten legs, shower-wet hair, bargain store handbag filled with extra (noisy) plastic shopping bags, and sunglasses with the coating peeling off....more

Professional Women Need Exercise Too

We never officially told our toddlers that exercise is good for their heart, keeps their blood pressure down and maintains their weight.  Or prevents diabetes, stroke, high cholesterol, osteoporosis and improves mood. Yet, they do it anyway....more

My Own Baby (or, a Mother's Day post)

Good morning!I am on the path to motherhood. I know this because I feel a deepening maternal energy for myself, my friends and my students. I am growing into a healthy caretaker, which is an intention of mine actualized, since there was a period of time where I couldn't trust myself with my Self....more

A Little Goes a Long Way

For the past couple of weeks I have been reading a lovely little book called The Power of Small by Linda Kaplan Thaler and Robin Koval....more

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How working for a nonprofit taught me the art of prioritizing

I’ve been in the nonprofit world for more than six years now. I’ve been fortunate enough to have a schedule that allows me to work part-time, so I have the time to do things like bear children, take grad classes and do some freelance writing and website design work. The benefits offered by nonprofits are usually pretty good, including generous time off and an understanding staff that don’t question you when you have to deal with sick kids or the occasional inconveniently timed personal appointment....more

The Benefits of a Virtual Workforce

Telework, telecommunting, a distributed or home-based workforce – no matter what you call it – I’m a tried and true advocate! I have long felt that telecommuting has made me more productive and I’ve been fortunate to have the opportunity to work from home in a variety of roles – as a business owner, a contractor and now as a corporate employee....more

I've been fortunate enough to have worked from home for the past 10 years for 3 different ...more

The Demise of 9 to 5

Here I am 7 am on a Saturday morning … working. This past Thursday, I was up until midnight … working. Sunday afternoon … working! In my 20′s, I used to get dressed up, go to an office and put in a solid day of work. It might not have been from 9 am to 5 pm, but it was at least something close like 8:30 to 6:30. Sprinkled in with those 8 to 10 hour days were the occasional late nights at the office....more