As a UCONN alum, I love going to football games and basketball games. As a mother, I’m realistic. When Don was just a baby, going to games was still an option because he couldn’t move and slept for most of the time. But from 1-2 years, it was nearly impossible, so we just stopped trying.
In a recent post, Dr. Peggy Drexler highlights some interesting trends: In two income families, 26% of women made more than their male partner, up from 17.8 two decades ago; There are more women in the workforce than men (some would argue a result of manufacturing and construction jobs being depeted during the recession), but still in
My husband was the first to break the news to me that Penn State former defensive coach, Sandusky, was being indited on eight counts of sexual abuse of young boys. Since first hearing, I have read more about the gruesome allegations and that the very children that Sandusky publicly purported to be “helping” he was abusing.
What a week, huh? Haven’t had power since Saturday and haven’t stayed in my own house since Sunday. On Sunday night we stayed with a friend who has a working fire place and last night we were at our friend’s condo where there is still power, heat and tv! Fortunately, we will be staying at
Although this may be a little off topic, many of the working moms on this blog run or do some sort of exercise routine, so I thought you might find this story as interesting and moving as I did. 50 years ago, the Amateur Athletic Union prohibited American women from officially competing in road races.
I will begin by saying that I refuse to believe in the terrible 2’s. Children are constantly changing and growing and entering new phases, and to classify the age of 2 as terrible just doesn’t settle well with me. That being said, yowza, my 2 years and 4 months old son is testing me like
I’ve never been one to nap while my son naps, even when he was first born there has always been something to do–laundry, decorating, a good tv show, a good book. But ever since I’ve gotten pregnant (13 weeks!), I cannot wait for nap time. My son is keeping me pretty active this pregnancy. Chasing
My son turned 2 four months ago. I knew that this day was coming…time for his first dentist appointment. I have extreme anxiety and am avoiding making the appointment. I have been reading a book with Don about this animal character who goes to the dentist, hoping that I can connect his experience to the
Connecticut has the second highest incidence of breast cancer in the nation, according to a new study. The high rates cross ethnic, race, and wealth lines. It is important that we as women and mothers be aware of our health and take care of ourselves! Unfortunately, at this point in time, there is not enough
In a September 27th article in the Huffington Post, Susan Ochshorn calls for Paid Family Leave. This comes just weeks after Working Mother announced their plans to push for Federal Paid Family Leave by 2014. In 1993, the US passed the Family & Medical Leave act, requiring employers of 50 or more to provide unpaid,