The necessary evil, the pain in my side. ‘Having it all’ has a price, from which we can’t hide. Ever-changing schedules both for work and for the little ones, Trying not to miss a meeting, Scouts or homeruns. The cost makes me cringe and eager for the end; Even with a nanny who I trust… Read More An Ode to Childcare
I recently watched an interview with Kelly Corrigan (one of my favorite authors) and Margaret Atwood (a well-known prolific author whose work I’m embarrassed to say I’ve never read). Kelly has started this video series with help from Medium. The premise of Foreword is that she asks some of the world’s big thinkers about big ideas. We… Read More Some thoughts on childcare.
After having my first child I was absolutely racked with guilt and filled with anxiety about going back to work. I tried to talk my underemployed musician/doctoral student husband into the idea that we could afford me staying home. I even went so far as to create a spreadsheet which just showed me how impossible… Read More 10 Reasons I Love Daycare
Although my practice is now focused on special education matters, I still get plenty of employment law questions these days, as is evident from the many comments I am still getting on my FMLA post. From time to time, an employee will ask me if something that was said or done in their workplace… Read More Is it Discrimination? Pregnancy, Parenthood and Your Rights in the Workplace
When you really think about it, the whole scenario is ridiculous — a recipe for disaster. You meet someone, and no matter how well you think you know him/her, even if you’ve been together for years before making it official, you still don’t know how s/he will react in every situation. You just hope his/her reaction… Read More Why Do We Do It?
So I’m about two months into the solo law practice, work-at-home mom gig. I have some billable work as well as a couple upcoming seminars (one of which is tomorrow – eek!), and things are actually happening for me, which is really great. And at the same time, a bit challenging. Everything is sort of… Read More Start Small, Stay Small? Solopreneur Moms and the Benefits of a Home Law Office
It was my pleasure to hang out with fellow blogger Michelle’s daughter Lillian for two days this week. It was so much fun for the girls to have such an extended play date! And as a momma who doesn’t plan on having any more children, I’ve learned a couple things about having more than one… Read More Two days, two girls, five lessons
Guest Post Written by Louise Casinelli Ryon We all love the Holidays – that wonderful time from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day. As a working mother however, holidays do present unique challenges like school and childcare closings. What do you do for and the week between Christmas and New Year? Our son is in second grade… Read More Childcare Challenges During the Holidays