If you're already a parent, you've already discovered that parenting is a series of lessons in fantasy versus reality. For instance... The Fantasy: As my belly grew, dreams of lounging around in my robe all day snuggling with my baby danced...
Dear Working Mama, I'm here to tell you something. You don't have to do it all...and that's ok. Just because you're the mama doesn't mean you have to do every single thing. It's taken me a long time to realize...
If you are anything like me, you suffer from diarrhea of the mouth, especially in high-stress, high-anxiety situations. It’s like nerves make me lose focus and my cool. If you are not like me, you may have a hard...
Returning to work after maternity leave never is easy. Your little one is still so small and needs so much of your attention, but now you need to focus on you career or livelihood too. Splitting your attention in...
When we found out that we were having a baby back in 2011, we knew right away that we wanted one of us to stay at home to raise our son. It was clear quickly that I was going to...
People asked me if I’d come back after maternity leave. I laughed and explained to them that five weeks after my due date is our intern farewell event. Given that I had personally recruited, interviewed and helped hand pick...
A few years ago I made it a personal goal to cut my grocery and household product costs in half.  I reduced our budget amount and learned how to use coupons to get more savings. When I got pregnant,...
Dear Sheryl Sandberg, My heart aches for you. The news of your husband's passing leaves me speechless. You are an icon. When I consulted on human resource issues, I felt your book so clearly helped women understand problems in the workplace. The...
Today's moms are given countless labels, but there are two particularly polarizing ones - Working Mama and Stay at Home Mama. We are all so different that one would think it is almost impossible to lump everyone into such...
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