When I found out that I was going to be writing for CT Working Moms, every encounter became a possible blog post topic. Suddenly my daily actions and interactions were met with my inner voice telling me to blog about it! But before I jump into various thoughts and musings about my life as a CT working mom, I thought it best to first set the stage.
I am a 37-year old mother to an 18-month old daughter and step-mom to 11 ½ year old twins, a boy and a girl. The number of life changes I have experienced in the last seven years are substantial. Up until the age of 30, I was living a carefree life of minimal responsibility. I spent most of my 20’s living in Washington, D.C. with college friends. I worked full-time and got my Master’s degree during that time but other than that, my obligations were minimal. My weeknight activities, when not in class, consisted of going to happy hour or the gym. Weekends were spent recovering from nights out at the bar, catching up on television, and hanging out with friends. Laundry was done occasionally, grocery shopping was filling up a hand-held basket at Trader Joe’s and house cleaning was done…let’s say, periodically.read more