How to Prioritize Your Life as a Working Mom

Aug 28, 2015 by

You can find this meme in lots of places, but how about you start here.

You can find this meme in lots of places, but how about you start here.

Kindly indulge me for a moment while I spout some profanity to blow off steam:  what an effing shitty day.

It wasn’t all that terrible though.  More like a ‘meh’ day.  But what pissed me off just now as I reviewed the day’s events was just how selfish everyone is.  That’s not hyperbole.  I mean, seriously, all of us, every single human who ever lived, you and me alike, are innately selfish.  That is just the human condition.  I know not a single selfless person in the entire world.  Because even when someone appears to be acting selflessly, the act is driven by some form of selfish desire:  you work at a soup kitchen because you want to use this as PR for your business; you over-deliver at work to get a raise; you go to church and pray for your soul to be saved because, if you swing that way, you want in on the afterlife.  Even the most seemingly giving act, while asking for nothing in return, is driven by the ego’s unrelenting demand for self-satisfaction.

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Parenting Pitfall: Jack of All Trades, Master of None

Aug 16, 2015 by

This is what my office looks like when it is CLEAN.

This is what my home office looks like when it is CLEAN.

My brain is a swirling mess right now.  When I really need to focus, I painfully force myself to shut out distractions and just get down to work.  That is what I’m doing right now, or this post just wouldn’t happen.  I know this for certain.  I know this because I discovered Polyvore this weekend, a good eight years after it came into existence, as I do.  I love to write and I love blogging and the creative outlet this community provides for me, but let’s be real here:  spending my weekend making abstract art collages out of advertisements cleverly disguised as social media contributions wins hands-down every time:

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I Let My Preschooler Use My Tablet All Day, And I Feel Zero Guilt About It (Or, Going Outside Is Overrated, So Just Let Your Kid Play More Video Games)

Aug 1, 2015 by

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We’ve upgraded since then.

H/T to Katie for inspiring this one with a FB share!

I was out of town last weekend for my sister’s wedding. Everyone is asking me for pictures, so here’s one:

FWG wedding prep

photo by T. Drezek

Well, that’s not the actual wedding. It’s just us setting up the ceremony décor the day before. I should probably check with my various family members before plastering their up close and personal photos from the reception on the Internetz, so the real wedding pictures need to wait a bit.

My sister and her now-husband are in that stage where they are thinking more seriously about this child-raising thing, and making both inquiries and conjectures about their own ideas of what parenting involves. Here’s a quote that came out of one of those conversations over the weekend:

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Deliberate Action, Deciding to Have Children, and Other Life Choices

Jul 18, 2015 by

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This week, we opened a new office in Manchester.  And by we, I mean my employer, who until a year and a half ago was a solo attorney.  When I joined him at that time, he became a ‘we’.  And we are expanding.

He wanted me to update our website and compose an email announcing all of our big changes, both recent and impending.  I am still going to do that, but in the meantime, two tasks became necessary that led to my inadvertent early disclosure of these updates.

First, I had to contact someone outside the firm about adding new names and email addresses to a local professional group we belong to.  So it’s now obvious that our business is growing.

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Summer Vacation Does Not Exist for My Family.

Jul 3, 2015 by

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This is the time of year that you tend to see lots of posts on parenting blogs about summer vacation, summer fun, what to do with the kids during the summer, day camps, sleep-away camps, being done with school, family trips, etc. Things are significantly different for my household, because summers look much like the rest of the year for my family’s activities. This is driven primarily by the nature of what I do for a living, and less by the dictates of the school year, even as my preschooler transitions into Kindergarten this fall.

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