Sometimes during a stressful day, week or quarter we (moms) doubt why we work. There are a lot of easy answers (the personal fulfillment, money, human interaction, and more), yet, while home on an extended maternity leave I have discovered another reason why being a working mom is a good thing.
Tag: maternity leave
Could it be that in my last year of my 30’s I’m finally comfortable with who I am? I think so. Could it also be that our family is now complete with a little girl who has shifted my priorities in the best possible ways? Absolutely. I’m finally hitting my stride with motherhood and it only took me 7 years!
I have been a working mother for almost thirteen years. I know the hardest parts of parenting may still be in front of me. I also know I have fought through some pretty difficult times already. My first real challenge as a working mother came six weeks into motherhood. I am a school-based speech-language pathologist
So this funny thing happened where I blinked my eyes, and my just-born baby turned 12 weeks old. You know what that means – breastfeeding just got easier! She just got really good at holding her head up! I just gained the ability to put her down for more than 5 seconds! Aaaaand I’m heading
The last couple of years have been super nostalgic ones for me; I feel like I’m constantly celebrating silly anniversaries. The day I found out I was pregnant, the day I told my family I was pregnant, the day I found out I was having a girl… My brain is already so full that sometimes
Nothing brings the confessions out faster than being a new parent. I can’t be too shy about sharing my parenting faux pas since they’ve become my new reality anyways. There’s no hiding from them! Come wade with me through my dirty laundry pile—literally or figuratively, ‘cause I’ve got a lot of that going on too…
So time is literally flying by! It feels like yesterday I found out I was knocked up and today I am less than two months away from our second child making her appearance. I have yet to set up her room, and really have no energy to. I admit that last time I was just
Oh Hey There!! Remember me? The hot and big preggo lady from a few months ago? Well I’m back, un-pregnant, and with a little addition. So please give a big CT Working Moms “OH HAI!!!” To miss Olivia Marie, who arrived this September. Here’s Girlfriend in all her Fresh Faced from the Hospital look. I
I get out of bed at 8am just as my baby is beginning to stir after a long night’s sleep. I bring him downstairs, where he lets me prepare a healthy breakfast for the both of us. Snow is softly falling outside, the end of a storm that blew through the night before. Our front
For reasons I can’t go into in detail about right now, I have had careers on my mind. Well, mine in particular, but those of others as well. My little sister is working toward her Ph.D. in political science, and is in the process of interviewing at universities throughout the country for that coveted professor