5 Things Working Moms Want You to Understand

Before I dive into the heart of this post, allow me to make two things crystal clear of which I believe: All moms are working moms.I’ve been on both sides of the fence as a SAHM and a working mom ...more

Why You Should Stop Searching For Your Blue Bird & Sunny Skies

         Photo: BlueBird by Cattips, Flickr Today, The Bay Area is getting a third round of rain storms. The water is much needed to quench the drought here. Amidst the steady rhythm of the chilled rain, and the occasional bird songs, I was so thankful to have had the chance to take some time out to reflect....more

When Opportunity Knocks, Answer the Door!

                                Photo: Flickr, "Opportunity Knocks" by The Shifted Librarian...more

How I Beat My Addiction to Adrenaline

How I Beat My Addiction to Adrenaline The rush feels so good. I know what it feels like to be running on adrenaline, after all, I was a competitive cheerleader in high school.  Adrenaline has gotten me through a lot in my life - my first job, my 4 years of hard work in college, my first year of teaching, getting into romantic relationships, getting out of romantic relationships, and the list goes on....more

Can Moms Have It All?

Today, an acquaintance and a stay-at-home mom to two elementary school aged boys posted the following Facebook status update:“10 years in, and I still don’t know how to answer people when they ask, “Do you work?”There was more to the post than that, but you can get a general understanding of where she is going.Please note: This is NOT a “stay-at-home mom (SAHM) versus working mom (WM) – who works harder?” debate blog....more

"Have You Found a Nanny Yet?"

Have you found a nanny yet? This is the most popular question I'm asked by any and everyone. Not, "Boy or girl?" or, God help me, "Are you getting an epidural?" No, people want to know what I'm going to do when I go back to work. They not only assume I am heading back to the mines after twelve weeks, but that I won't even complete the full mandatory leave given. When I'm not feeling bitchy, I just say, "I'm not getting a nanny" and walk away. When I'm feeling particularly nasty, I say something along the lines of, "What makes you think I'm spending half my income to have my kid raised by someone else?"...more
@bellejarblog There is definitely a war between the two types of moms, and I think it has a lot ...more

This Working Mom Roller Coaster Needs Tighter Seat Belts

As I boarded my roller coaster of emotion Tuesday morning, I felt pretty good. I told myself returning to work from maternity leave would be different this time around. I really believed it would be easier because this isn’t my first experience. I know what to expect. I know what problems came up the first time, so I already have solutions prepared. At least I thought I had prepared for whatever could come up… The universe had a different message for me....more
9 months into this working mom gig and the roller coaster is still kicking my butt. Some days ...more

Cross post: Stay At Home Moms vs. Working Moms. Who's Right?

New post today at It's Her World about the constant drama and misunderstandings between SAHM's and Working Moms.http://ceeceescrazyworld.blogspot.ca/2012/06/stay-at-home-mom-vs-working......more

Mama's Backpack of Guilt

I didn't know it at the time, but when I left the hospital carrying my new bundle of wonderful, I also gained a new piece of luggage. I'm not sure exactly when I received it - although I suspect it was when I was receiving my epidural (which is probably why they kicked my husband out of the room). Maybe in the 50,000 pieces of paper I signed about not shaking my baby, vaccinations and horrible newborn photos - they slipped this in. I'm not sure....more
This is so great. I laughed out loud twice. I completely understand how you feel! Thank you.more