Author: Jenna Serignese

The Best of Hartford

A few months back, Hartford Magazine ran a Readers’ Poll, inviting readers to vote for their favorite people, places and businesses in the Greater Hartford area.  The survey was quite a commitment.  It included more than 300 categories.  When the votes were tallied, CT Working Moms was the 2nd runner up for best blogger!  What a great honor, which only came about because of our amazing readers. Hartford Magazine then threw a big party for its winners, runner ups, and anyone in the community who wanted to celebrate.  It was a great excuse for me to dress up and...

Read More

The Other 10 Years

Three years in a nursing home is endless. At first, she talked of going home. She knew me and my brothers. She enjoyed my children. She paced the corridors. Later, she stopped recalling names but still recognized my face. Then, her speech declined.

Read More

10 Years

This month, it is ten years from the day when we committed ourselves to each other for a lifetime.   As a child of divorce, and of a parent who later became a divorce attorney with endless horror stories, I did not make this decision lightly. Neither one of my parents’ remarried, and while I had friends with seemingly happy families, I grew up without such stability and lacking the example of a healthy, loving adult relationship. So we took our time. Long after first meeting in the computer lab, and several years of dating, we somehow found ourselves...

Read More

Living the Dream

It has been almost three years since my brothers and I brought my mother to her nursing home. As expected, in that time, she has greatly deteriorated. No longer feisty, she is complacent. No longer mobile, instead of wandering the halls, she sits in a wheelchair. Her speech is spotty at best. It is so hard. As she progresses, I find it more difficult to bring the kids. My nerves are heightened when I enter the locked wing, and while I seem to have endless patience with my mother, I am sometimes quick to overreact when my daughter is, well, being...

Read More

Feeding My Family

Here’s the thing:  My family needs to eat.  Every. Single. Day.  I am no cooking expert and, unsurprisingly, I do not have loads of free time and energy to create master mealplans.  I am a working mom with a busy family, trying to keep all the balls up in the air.  I am always interested in learning about how other families make things work, so I thought I would share some of the things that help keep my family fed. I am not a Pinterest mom.  The site overwhelms me.  Truth?  Cooking blogs are my internet porn. I am...

Read More

Subscribe to get our posts via email:

Hugs from Us to You

All rights reserved. All blog posts, images and related content are property of CT Working Moms, LLC. Republication or redistribution of content, text or images, in part or whole is strictly prohibited without prior consent from the website owner.