Trying To Let Go of Anger

Mar 23, 2015 by

Life has been hard lately. Between going through a divorce and my daughter having some challenging behavior I’ve had a lot to cope with. One emotion that I’m not comfortable with is anger. I hate the way I feel when I’m angry. I feel unbalanced, highly anxious and the whole world looks different when anger comes into the picture. I know this is how it is for everyone – anger clouds our judgment and gives us a distorted view of reality. That’s why I really try to let anger go. But lately, with everything I’ve been going through, I’m finding that I’m struggling more than usual with easily letting angry thoughts go.

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5 Things I’ve Learned About Divorce So Far

Mar 16, 2015 by

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In case you missed one of my earlier posts, I’m currently going through a divorce. While my soon-to-be ex and I are both in agreement that this is the right thing it’s still been a rough time. Over the past few weeks I’ve noticed a few noteworthy things about this experience that I thought I’d share.

1. Divorce is not the “easy” way out. My goodness whoever says this about people who get divorced has no clue what this process is really like. It sure as hell isn’t the easy way out. Even though we are amicable for the most part it still hurts deeply for the vision of what you thought your life would be like to shatter in front of your eyes.

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A Kick-Ass Connecticut 12-Year-Old Girl

Mar 9, 2015 by

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When I saw that my Facebook friend Amy posted an article about a CT girl making waves at her middle school I had to click to read it. I absolutely love hearing stories about young people (especially young women) who raise their voices and stand up for their beliefs. Turns out the story was about Amy’s daughter and I knew instantly I wanted to share this story here on CT Working Moms.

Amy’s daughter, Bella, is 12 years old and goes to West Shore Middle School in Milford, CT. Bella was upset that her school was selectively telling girls that they can’t wear leggings when the school policy stated that students can’t wear spandex but not specifically leggings or yoga pants. She felt that it unfairly targeted girls and that only larger girls were being told their outfits were inappropriate (helloooo sexism & weightism). So what did this amazing young woman do? She decided to speak up and use her voice.

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A Few Changes to CT Working Moms

Feb 27, 2015 by

Hello there lovely readers! Just wanted to give you a heads up about 2 upcoming changes to the site. First, starting next week we’ll be moving to 3 posts a day instead of 5. The site is now 3.5 years old and all of our writers (several of whom have been with us since the beginning) have been writing once a week. Now these wonderful mamas will be writing every other week which lets us focus more on quality vs. quantity. So even though we’ll have less posts each day, you’ll get the absolute best pieces from us! And we’ve even got a few new writers joining our team so you’ll get to know even more of us!

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“Baby-friendly” Hospitals – Another Update {We Need Your Help!}

Feb 23, 2015 by

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Well, mamas, it’s been about a year and a half since I first brought up the topic of baby-friendly hospitals here on the site. That first post BLEW up because many of you felt the way that I do – that these “baby-friendly” hospitals aren’t mom or family friendly. I did an update one year ago this month after making a little progress in figuring out why hospitals are moving in this direction. Fast forward to today and I’ve got more news for you.

Let’s step back for a minute in case you didn’t catch my other two pieces. It came to our attention that many Connecticut hospitals have gone for the “baby-friendly” designation from Baby Friendly USA. This group is at it’s core a pro-breastfeeding organization. After doing some research we discovered that in order to get this designation, hospitals must follow strict guidelines set up by the Baby Friendly folks. These guidelines include many things but what struck me the most was the forced rooming-in policy. That’s right, adios hospital nurseries and hello mandatory 24/7 rooming in.

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