Though I had dreams of a highly successful career, I dreamed just as much about being a hands-on mom. I found a way to sacrifice a little of both, so I didn’t have to give up one for the other. I even found a way to get to the oft-repeated “bucket list” long before my career or parenting were in the rear view mirror.… Read More Living Your Bucket List First
I didn’t know that this accomplished and successful woman that I admire sees the grass on my side as greener.… Read More Why is the grass always greener on the other side?
She owned her decision to work, embraced it, knew what she was giving up… I needed to own my decision, so I could be at peace with it in 10 years when I was in the same place in my career.… Read More The Right Decision in the Work vs. Stay Home Debate
I’m talking about the kinds of thoughts that follow a sigh and the oft-repeated phrase, “If I only knew then, what I know now.”… Read More 12 Things I Would Have Done Differently With My Young Children
Like it or not, these are the ways we evaluate ourselves! Let’s find out how you really measure up with this simple 12-question survey. … Read More Are You An OverAchiever Mom or A Slacker Mom? Take the Survey!
So when it comes to her new declaration that she no longer wants to take trips with us, is she being forthright or being a brat?… Read More When My Pre-Teen Rejects Our Family’s Summer Vacation
I realize that it’s also ME who needs THEM more than ever before — as in, I need to appreciate the joy they bring me and the influence I have — before they leave home… Read More Seeing The Tenderness and Not The Turmoil of The Teen Years