I have a date with death: April 3, 2017. It’s not as ominous as it sounds, though – in fact I think it’s going to be a wonderful day. This will be my first day as a hospice nurse. Early into my maternity clinical rotation at NYU, I decided I should be a Labor and Delivery RN. Having… Read More A date with death
This past week I did something tough. I gave my notice at the company I’ve been with for the last seven years. I try not to write about work much and I’ve certainly neglected to write about all the interviewing I’ve been doing as of late, but I just can’t let this major life moment… Read More The Next Chapter
I have been blogging for the past year about being a mompreneur, lawyer-style. Solo lawpreneur with a touch of mom, if you will. For all of you people who are audibly “ughhh!”-ing right now, because you absolutely detest these cutesy titles I’m always working into my posts, well, if you’re still reading my stuff… Read More Yes, you are totally unprepared for parenthood. Have your kids anyway.
There is a simple answer to the question of whether it’s better to be a stay at home mom or a working mom: It really doesn’t matter, as long as, whatever you decide, you give it your all and do it well. What do I mean? If you’re staying home with your kids, take… Read More In Which I Single-Handedly End the Working Mom Versus Stay At Home Mom Debate
This article caught my attention this week. It instantly resonated with me, because I actually do believe that my second child “hosed” my career, in a manner of speaking. Like the author, I say that with a bit of hyperbole, because my career is still intact, as far as I can tell. I was practicing… Read More How My Second Kid Changed My Career for the Better (But Not Without Some Initial Drama)
Things have been crazy busy with me. Between scoping out potential office space for my practice, keeping up with client phone calls and emails, trying to remember to bill people for my time (I have this thing about taking people’s money! It feels so weird!), and keeping house and home with two little ones, the… Read More It’s the Most Important Job I’ll Ever Do. But I’m the Judge of That – Not You.
It didn’t strike me as odd until a few years later, after I had a toddler and a baby of my own in tow. But when I was a relatively new associate at small but established Connecticut firm, I worked with a law student who was there for the summer who actively tried to hide… Read More Don’t Be a Secret Mom: Why It’s Not a Good Idea to Hide Our Status As a Parent at Work
I’m considering a new career. Well, let me clarify. I’m not looking for a career change; let’s call it a career addition. It’s not that I hate my current job. I actually love what I do; I just want to add a little…something. But my little something will surely mean a big change for our… Read More Career addition
Last week I was working as I always do when my iPhone received an email from the CEO of our company. The dreaded “Layoffs are coming” email. This email was filled with tons of proper company jargon that makes it seem not as bad as it can be which is of course complete crap. The… Read More Layoffs?
I am sitting here in my office at work, just a few minutes before 8:00 p.m., as I usually am on Friday nights, because this is when my weekly CTWM blog post is due. Every week, I tell myself I am going to draft my post ahead of time so it’s ready to go by… Read More The Trouble With Deadlines (Hard and Soft)