I realize this will sound flippant, but people who wrap up all their Christmas planning weeks before December 25 really must not have a whole lot of stress in their lives. Christmas is a disruption in my life. It just adds chaos to my already chaotic existence. I walk around dreading it, and at… Read More The Most Stressful Time of the Year!
Kindly indulge me for a moment while I spout some profanity to blow off steam: what an effing shitty day. It wasn’t all that terrible though. More like a ‘meh’ day. But what pissed me off just now as I reviewed the day’s events was just how selfish everyone is. That’s not hyperbole. I mean,… Read More How to Prioritize Your Life as a Working Mom
I have been on an emotional roller coaster for the past two weeks as I have begun the search for daycare for my nine-month-old son. You see, I have been a work-at-home mom for almost a year now and it was the greatest thing to spend so much time bonding with my son. But since… Read More Another chapter in the working mom dilemma.
Editor’s Note: While CT Working Moms is mainly a place for moms, every now and then we’ll be sharing posts from dads too. One of the things that I have focused on, struggled with, and often questioned is how to effectively achieve a work-life balance. This radically changed since becoming a father. I don’t know… Read More A 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… Read More Balancing Act
I have a confession to make…I go through phases when I am really overwhelmed (and frustrated) with trying to be a happy mom and good wife, all while trying to build a successful career. I have good days and tough days. I am well aware that life is filled with peaks and valleys. It is… Read More The Highs and Lows of Motherhood
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… Read More Don’t Blame Marissa Mayer; Blame the System.
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… Read More Careers, Motherhood & Being Thirty-Something
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… Read More Ode to Thursdays and the little things
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… Read More Mommy mantra