Tag: work-life balance

Balancing Act

My ability to balance work and family has been seriously put to the test lately. I’m sure you’ve been there, or are possibly feeling the same way now. There are not enough hours in the day to accomplish everything that needs to be done. You’re feeling pulled in ten million directions at once and if one more thing

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Don’t Blame Marissa Mayer; Blame the System.

Ah, Marissa Mayer: the working mom you love to hate.  Why?  In case you missed it last year, a then-pregnant Mayer disappointed working moms across the country by simultaneously becoming the new CEO of Yahoo! and the youngest chief executive in Fortune 500 history, and announcing that she would take only two weeks of maternity

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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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Ode to Thursdays and the little things

I have come to love Thursdays. My daughter doesn’t attend day care, so we spend most days together. But on Thursdays, Nora is watched by her Nana and Grandpa, and I have a whole day to myself. Now, don’t go thinking that come Thursday I’m breaking out the bonbons and wearing down that spot in the couch cushion

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Mommy mantra

I have a mommy mantra. You know, that little pep talk you give yourself to stay centered and, well, sane. What’s the mantra I hear in my head throughout the day? Pay attention. Pay attention. Pay attention, Christa! This short phrase snaps me out of my day dreaming and dilly-dallying. It keeps me in the moment

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