I scheduled my blog post that went live earlier today (about not feeling guilty being a working-mom) to automatically post about a week ago. Then, this morning, I felt badly dropping my little girl off at daycare. It was a combination of factors I think. Since we started her in daycare 5 weeks ago I’ve been
“Mothers are the most instinctive philosophers.” Harriet Beecher Stowe
Here’s an interesting post I wrote for WorkingMother.com —————————————————————————————————- Taking care of my new baby girl Lillian for 10 weeks was a great experience, but it only reinforced my desire to go back to my career. I missed adult interaction and using my skills and talents. While I love my daughter more than anything in
Tomorrow, I begin my new role as working mother. I wish I could say I’m excited for this change but to be honest I’m petrified, reluctant and feeling a sense of loss. It took us some time to get pregnant. I wanted to have a baby more than anything and when we realized it wasn’t going to
“The ideal situation for a parent is one that no one has – having a fulfilling job that requires you to work three days a week. It’s better for the parents, because they get to spend time with the children and also have a source of pride and achievement – and income – outside the
“I was surrounded by plenty of working moms, including my grandmother, a pediatrician, and my mother, a writer and producer…I just thought, Well, that’s what moms do. They work and raise their kids.” Maggie Gyllenhaal
I remember watching this when I was pregnant and just stumbled upon it again. I completely love it. Hope you do too.
“Like all working mothers, sometimes I feel like a terrible mother and sometimes I feel like a terrible employee. But for the most part, I try to give myself a break, which is something I urge all mothers to do – to live your life with a cloud of guilt about everything you are doing
What are you doing for yourself today?
“I think it’s a false trade-off to say quality time vs. quantity – you have to have both. So if you have long work hours like I did, how do you get rid of things in your life you don’t need in order to put that extra time into your children? I always supported the