I’ve been working on teaching my daughter about consent for a long time, pretty much ever since I thought she could grasp the idea of her being in charge of her own body.
Inevitably we all hit a hill in our lives. It can be a slow, slight incline or a fast, steep, breathtaking ascent. Oftentimes we fear the hills, unsure if we can make it to the top.
Back in 2013 I wrote a post called My Day as a Working Mom in GIFs. Since then I’ve gotten divorced and while many aspects of my day remain the same, I thought I’d give a little update to reflect the realities of being a single working parent.
Here’s a glimpse into a few truths of mine from this single parent life. I clean when I have the time and energy but I’ve realized I’ve become someone who runs the dishwasher and doesn’t unload it promptly, let’s the dirty dishes pile up in the sink (and on the counter), eventually unloads the clean
Last night I almost cried while sitting on the couch watching my amazing 5-year-old play with her toys. I’ve been really emotional the past week or so, which I think is in part due to not feeling well but also in part because of some unexpected feelings about the upcoming holiday. I’ve been officially divorced
Today, Sept. 1st is the 5-year anniversary of when CT Working Moms first launched! It’s been such an amazing 5 years. I have learned so much from my fellow writers and our readers and being part of this community has shaped my parenting in more ways that I can name. When I first thought up
I almost cried on the elevator ride up to my office. I am so tired. Like, so, incredibly, deeply tired. All the time. About 6 weeks ago I started to feel really sick. I went to the doctor pretty much right away and I actually said to her “I don’t feel right, something is very
I’ve been divorced now for over a year, and separated and living apart for longer than that. For the first several months of navigating shared custody with my ex, I had a very hard time on my weekends alone. I missed my daughter the entire time. I had this deep, aching feeling in my heart
Last week I wrote a post about how I basically don’t even know what self-care is. Seriously, I had to google it to find the definition for my post. I wrote about how I am finally acknowledging that after several difficult years, my emotional reserves are gone. Helping other people is at the core of
According to a Google search (because of course I had to Google what exactly self-care is): Self care includes any intentional actions you take to care for your physical, mental and emotional health. Good self-care is a challenge for many people and it can be especially challenging for survivors of interpersonal violence and abuse. It