Tag: working mom
5 Things I’ve Learned About Career & Family: me in a video; lotta honesty; who needs role models
Hi. Because I have decided to step up this year in ‘challenging my comfort zone’, I said yes without thinking that hard when the BreadWinners* co-founder asked me to interview on camera for their new project. *Whether it’s essays on topics about the complexities of having a career and family at the same time, or […]
It’s time to normalize pumping at work.
I work full time, and there are days when I’m in back-to-back meetings all day. There’s never enough time to get my work done, because if I’m not at work, I’m picking up my kids and starting the second half of my day. And when that’s over, preparing for the next one. The reality is […]
Summer of mom.
I’ve been having the best time and I want to tell you about it. But first, a disclaimer – there’s a lot of grief out there – sanctimommies and all that – but I’m being completely honest, no-holier-than-thou, and you can trust me because my kids haven’t really had lunch in a couple weeks and […]
The impossible quest.
It was exactly two years ago that I started my current job, director of marketing at a fast-paced startup in a relatively new yet traditional industry. It was also exactly two years ago that I was finished with the mandatory paid maternity leave with my third child. I was coming off a full time marketing […]
5 metaphors that describe my working motherhood right now
Just for fun, because I just finished working and it’s after 10pm, here are five metaphoric-idiomic examples I can think of off the top of my head that describe my experience right now as a fairly career-driven, family-driven, career driven, family driven, career and family driven working mom. I’m on a roller coaster that in […]
Those 3 dreaded words: work life balance
How is it natural to go from a 6-month-old clawing at your neck while laughing in your face all day, and then at 5pm switching to wearing suitable Waldorf Astoria clothing, packing business cards into your clutch and smiling like you haven’t been waking up every two hours for the last few nights? It’s not. […]
Nettles update: four months
Oh dear Nettles. I had so much to say about this month. It’s been a time suck. At the worst of times, I was at least able to hold you, kiss you, nuzzle you, see you. A luxury not everyone’s had with their loved ones in the last few weeks. Another luxury I don’t take […]
Two kids, double the first day blues. Well, I’ll admit: there’s nothing blue about Koala going to gan. Sorry, but I’m not sorry. That kid has too much energy to be cooped up in a house while mama works. It’s for your own good, goddamit! Bebe, however. That’s the sadness. It was rough sending Koala […]