Tag: new mom

What I’d go back and tell first-time-mom me

As a first time mom, in my child’s first year of life, I worried about my daughter’s development, eating habits and sleeping schedule. With hindsight being 20/20 and all, I now have perspective more than a year removed, especially after accepting that there’s no one right way to parent. Here’s what I’d go back and

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Twenty-Something Girls vs. Thirty-Something Women: The Mom Edition

I recently celebrated the fifth anniversary of my 29th birthday my 34th birthday, and it got me thinking about an episode of Sex and the City with the above title, minus the Mom part.  In that episode, Carrie and friends reminisce — and shudder — over being in their 20s, and consider how much they

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Careers, Motherhood & Being Thirty-Something

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

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Screenplay: The Mommy Job Interview

My all-time favorite job interview story goes like this:  A young lawyer is interviewed by a senior partner at a major law firm.  The partner speaks illustriously about the importance of the rule of law and how the U.S. has been shaped by its justice system.  Then he asks the would-be new associate, “What United

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Putting My Breast Foot Forward

Oh breastfeeding… nothing can truly prepare you for it. All I knew was that I had decided to breastfeed my children, at least for the first 6 months of their life, just like the poster in my OBGYN’s office said. I thought, “What a piece of cake! Why wouldn’t every mother do this? Besides the obvious monetary benefit with not having

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Yep, Having Kids Will Hurt Your Career.

Every day, moms-to-be scour the blogosphere for confirmation that when they someday choose to become pregnant, have their babies, and go about the task of raising them while working in a professional career, they will go on to be fabulous parents and fabulous career women, and that although things may be a bit different, for

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