Do You Have a Working Parent Guilt?

I remember, as a working parent, feeling guilty about how much time my child spent at school. I worried if it was too much, if she was missing other activities… like just playing.Part of my guilt, however, was assuaged when I realized that Montessori was not like the schools I had attended as a child. She didn’t have to sit at a desk all day. She didn’t have to listen to a teacher drone on about some topic or another all day....more

Do You Have a Working Parent Guilt?

I remember, as a working parent, feeling guilty about how much time my child spent at school. I worried if it was too much, if she was missing other activities… like just playing.Part of my guilt, however, was assuaged when I realized that Montessori was not like the schools I had attended as a child. She didn’t have to sit at a desk all day. She didn’t have to listen to a teacher drone on about some topic or another all day....more

Do You Have a Working Parent Guilt?

I remember, as a working parent, feeling guilty about how much time my child spent at school. I worried if it was too much, if she was missing other activities… like just playing.Part of my guilt, however, was assuaged when I realized that Montessori was not like the schools I had attended as a child. She didn’t have to sit at a desk all day. She didn’t have to listen to a teacher drone on about some topic or another all day....more

Do You Have a Working Parent Guilt?

I remember, as a working parent, feeling guilty about how much time my child spent at school. I worried if it was too much, if she was missing other activities… like just playing.Part of my guilt, however, was assuaged when I realized that Montessori was not like the schools I had attended as a child. She didn’t have to sit at a desk all day. She didn’t have to listen to a teacher drone on about some topic or another all day....more

Do Working Parents Deserve First Choice on Shifts?

Working parents have a lot to juggle. So does everyone else. The question at hand is: Do working parents deserve to have first choice and priority in choosing work shifts and receiving work flexibility? According to a Canadian Court, employers are obliged to accommodate employee's child-care requests and needs. The Globe and Mail reports: ...more
I worked in a grocery store for almost 20 years, and every year I was expected to close ...more

Stay-at-Home-Moms vs. Working-From-Home-Moms: Who’s Telling Lies?

I recently received a pretty provocative inquiry from one of my followers, Megan, and I’m hoping you all can shed some light on this for her, because I’m unqualified to do anything other than make uninformed and judgmental speculations. Which of course I’ll do anyway.Here’s Megan’s question:...more
My Mom was working out at home cause she felt that she really want it (maybe for a time to relax ...more

Work-Life Balance Roundup

This week we dive into the wide-world of work-life balance. To me the term is almost mythical. What is it really supposed to mean? A perfectly balanced life? That's like a perfectly done souffle or perfectly round and even homemade pie. I don't know about you, but those are few and far between (and often a fluke). Not to mention often the juice just isn't worth the squeeze (as an manager of mine used to say). ...more

Welcome to My World

I’m a plate spinner.No, not the kind you might catch in Vegas or even on a rerun of an old variety show.  In fact, my “plates” are not so much objects, but those elements of my life that get me out of bed in the morning faster than the promise of a hot cup of coffee....more

Balance Is a Big, Fat, Lying Liar Lie for (Especially) Working Parents

As we grow closer to the end of 2008 and the all important Season of Resolutions, let's talk about balance, baby. Or perhaps what a big, fat lie it is for the ambitious working parent. ...more

Kerry Anne Ducey

 I just wrote a post on the subject of balance "The Many Hats We ...more

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