While my kids are young, I am trying to embrace having a less exciting career with less time away from the home, since it's my choice to set up my life this way, and I have found lots of ways to make this more palatable.
Image from sananda-wasi.com I hide it from most people, save my husband, close family and a few friends. I don't want my
The attraction is visceral, instant and natural. Before I know it, I'm thinking about those well-lit aisles and big red carts and white, gleaming floors. I need to be there.
So, I'm writing this as I am one week away from my official due date. I just left the house to work in a coffee shop so that I could concentrate on the overwhelming list of things that I want to accomplish before baby #2 arrives and my life as we know it, will never be the same.
Some people live for their children. They stay in a career they don't like because it pays well enough to provide the very best for their children. I think that is admirable. Don't get me wrong, I would give my life to save any of my kids, but I have a different outlook.
Come on, when you hear “stay-at-home mom” what comes to mind?
You’ll think that having 30 years of living experience will trump their 730 days of life. But you’re a fool.
A glorious time of year is upon us. The return to school. I realize that some of you supermoms are looking at me sideways, but some of us (me) are going a little bit nuts and need the reprieve from the chaos of summer break.
You're a busy mom, right? You wish to keep up with what's going on in the world? Your main outlet to do that is Facebook or the internet, right? Or maybe you work from home, and you need to keep up with your client's needs. Either way, you're busy and the guilt over your cell phone can be overwhelming.
It took four punches of the snooze button to get me out of bed this morning. I wasn't tired. Or sick, for that matter. But I was sick and tired. Sick and tired of the same old routine, minute after minute, day after day, year after year, since 1995, when I made the decision to stay at home to manage our family.