Author: Michelle Noehren

Ever Considered Writing Your Own Blog Posts? Consider Joining Us!

Hellooooo lovely readers!! From time-to-time we put out a call for guest writers and that time is NOW! We encourage any Connecticut moms to send us a short writing sample and some information about yourself. Here are a few of our parameters: Good writing skills Lives in Connecticut Open to writing once a month for a 3-month period Comfortable sharing the honest truth about what your life is really like Happy to write in a non-judgmental way Extra bonus: have a unique perspective to share If you’re interested in joining us please send an email to michelle@ctworkingmoms.com with your...

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What I’m Thankful For Today (Day 3)

This week I’m challenging myself to notice the good in each day as a way to focus on the positive stuff instead of the tough stuff. So here’s what I’m thankful for today… (I’d love to know what you’re thankful for too!) I absolutely love Morningstar breakfast sandwiches. I’m a vegetarian and recently discovered that Morningstar sells their own breakfast sandwiches in the frozen vegetarian section and THEY ARE SO GOOD. Add a smidgen of ketchup — perfection! I’ve been a bit worried about my neighbors because I haven’t seen them in a while. Thankfully one of my other neighbors let me know that they are OK – phew! I actually wore a dress to work today, I can’t remember the last time I did that. And my co-worker complimented me. (Well actually, she almost fell on the floor out of sheer shock and gushed about how beautiful I looked. Mental note – wear dresses more often.) Said co-worker also told me that my hair looked gorgeous today! My daughter and I had a little frozen yogurt date night and it was so fun just sitting and talking with her. She just turned 5 and I can’t believe how grown up she seems. Special thankfulness shout outs: Arvia – you inspire me and amaze me in so many ways. I read a description of you on Facebook today that...

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What I’m Thankful For Today

It’s day 2 of my 5 days of gratitude this week and honestly I’m not really feeling like being super positive. But that’s exactly why I wanted to challenge myself in this way — because I know when things feel hard it helps so much to look at the good stuff. I’d love to hear something positive from you too (in the comments)! Today I’m Thankful That… I was able to see my brother, sister-in-law, niece and nephew yesterday! The time FLEW by and my daughter and I both wish we had more time with them. They live in...

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What I’m Thankful For Today

First, I need to confess that this post is probably much more for me than it is for you. I’ve got a lot of tough stuff going on in my life right now and this week, in particular, is a stressful, anxiety producing week. I’m trying to think up some ideas to help keep my mind positive and peaceful during this time period and in the spirit of our former writer Kate Street, I decided that each day this week I’m going to write a post about what I’m thankful for. If you’re having a hard time, or even...

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Dear Molly: Here’s What’s Awesome About Raising a Girl

Our writer Molly wrote her post this week about her fear of raising a girl in a society that doesn’t exactly value women. Molly and her wife just found out that they will, in fact, be raising a daughter: “I went in feeling totally fine about either sex, but the news we were having a girl hit me like a ton of bricks. Like she had been diagnosed with increased risk for everything bad, like sexual assault. All I could think about was the catcalling and not being able to walk alone at night and all of the bullshit girls and women constantly put up with. I’m a woman, so’s my wife. We both like it, we both deal with the B.S. that comes along.” As a feminist myself who works on a daily basis to make our state a better place for women (and girls) I completely understand her fear. Each woman reading this has experienced some kind of sexism, harassment and/or oppression in their lives. We know, on a personal level, how being degraded or treated differently for being a woman feels. It feels like total shit. It feels infuriating. It feels unjust (because it is). I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Molly since she was in high school and peripherally watching her grow into the adult, and soon to be parent, she is now. Molly is...

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