MLM is a controversial topic. Its supporters emphasize the ability of MLM consultants (essentially independent contractors) to make some much needed side income while meeting the demands of a hectic family life. Critics in turn highlight the fact that the majority of MLM sellers will actually lose money before the end of their direct selling career. … Read More Mothering and Multilevel Marketing: When a Mom Friend Makes the MLM Sales Pitch
I think the reason the stay at home mom label bothers me has nothing to do with staying at home or being a mom. It’s just an outdated term, and frankly, “working mom” is too. Who refers to “working dads” anyway? We are all working, always. And those of us who are parents are all parenting, always.… Read More Blurring the Lines Between Work and Home
I’ve been at home for about two months now so I thought it would be a good time to check in and let you know how I’ve been doing. For starters, here’s my new look: My fashion game has taken a hit. As you know, I love clothes and personal style. However, since I’m not at work… Read More Stay at home Status Update
My sons’ daycare was closed last week. My husband and I spent the week scrambling around trying to juggle the boys, our jobs, and everything else. I can proudly say that we all survived (I say this proudly as there were moments I was sure we would not). As I sit here at my desk… Read More What Doesn’t Kill You…Makes You Want to Kiss Your Daycare Provider on the Mouth
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
During the day, my job is to take care of our daughter. While I’m paid in spades in laughter and snuggles, the other benefits for stay at home moms are lacking – namely sick time (and a salary…and vacation time…and health benefits…even a lunch break…but that’s a conversation for another day). I can remember it… Read More When mom needs a sick day
I’m having an identity crisis. Mother. Activist. Wife. Blogger. Daughter. Coach. Sister. Employee. Feminist. Sometimes, I feel like all the hats I wear just don’t coordinate with my outfit, know what I mean? I identify as all the descriptors above. And, yes, they do define me as a person. I take pride in those titles,… Read More Finding balance in the “versus”
I’m 33 years old, married with an 18-month-old daughter and another one on the way in May. In about 10 weeks I will be starting my 12-week unpaid maternity leave from my job as an associate at a small law firm in Hartford. With 7 1/2 years of total practice, but a few job changes… Read More “She’s Just Like You!” Are Women with Children Marginalized in the Workplace?