Month: September 2016

Working Mom: Failure to Re-Launch

To work or not to work – what a question. What a fortunate place I am in to have the option of considering this question. I use the term option very lightly…I consider it optional, my husband not so much. Eh. With my first born gearing up to start pre-school in a few {very short} months, the question of me re-launching into the workforce has popped up. In every conversation my husband and I have had lately. It’s also popped up in every text, email, page, fax, smoke signal and hand delivered letter. But, at least he’s persistent? Yoga Pants & Gymboree? My pre-child self would have never dreamed of not returning to work. When I was running around the streets of Boston until all hours of the night – putting myself through school, working late shifts at a hotel to pay for said school, and even later shifts with a fake I.D. at Sissy K’s – I couldn’t have fathomed that one day I’d step away from literally the exact career I had always …

A Dose of Us

We are going to begin this blog by recognizing a universal, can’t be argued with, don’t even try to tell me otherwise, truth: being a mom is hard work. Like forget-to-wash-your-hair, drink-wine-by-4pm, pretend-frozen-yogurt-is-dinner hard. Whether you work full time and dominate the business world, or stay home with your children and live in yoga pants, we know it’s hard. We know it could be harder. And, we know it probably won’t get easier. It’s especially difficult in a culture that celebrates independence and makes you question your ability to raise your spawn if you even consider asking for help. And let’s not forget the judgement. Is there even time in the day to discuss the amount of judging that parents do of one another? It’s more tiring than an over-active toddler that took a few sips of your iced coffee while you weren’t looking and refuses to sleep. Let’s hope that doesn’t happen again anytime soon… We also know that every Mom needs a dose of something to get through the day. A dose of …