At first, Candice thought she was overreacting. Were things really different in the office ? Or was it just that her priorities changed ? She was a first time parent and elected to take a few months of maternity leave. Although she was a dedicated career woman, she had great joy in being a mother … Continue reading Are you being Mommy Tracked?
For so long, all I ever knew was the work life. That was the most important thing. Circumstances have changed, and my outlook on my career and work life have also. It wasn't just "I became a mom"'; it couldn't be that because it felt a little more complicated. It was a little saddening, so … Continue reading New Outlook
The theme for Week 1 is self-love. I admit, I never had much of it for myself. I've only recently discovered the impact that various experiences have had on me; things that cultivated a series of self-doubt, low self-esteem and a pessimistic outlook. Instead of saying "I Can!" or even "I'll try", I had already … Continue reading Kindness Challenge: Week 1
"I'd like to speak to you about some changes; There were some things that started to take place while you were out, which resulted in some changes that will continue after you return from leave." I was confused and a bit anxious. I was in the office for a short time to pick up some … Continue reading Relinquishing Control
Prior to my pregnancy, the definition of who I was relied primarily on what I do for a living. my work ethic, and what things I could do because of my job. If you asked me who I was, one of the first things I'd say is what I do, or alternatively, I'd state that … Continue reading Postpartum: Loss of Identity (Pt 1)
When people discovered that I was going to Mauritius, the most common question I got was, “Where is that?” The tiny little island is so far into the Indian Ocean, that many people aren’t aware of it. Mauritius is located far to the East of Madagascar. It is actually known to those in the Middle … Continue reading Travel Diaries: Mauritius
As a nursing mom, I am given access to a small locked room in the office for pumping purposes. Since I’m currently the only mom using the room, I have the freedom to use it as I please. The only other personnel who have keys are the office manager and cleaning staff. The office manager … Continue reading Postpartum Anxiety: Small Things are Bigger
I came across an article a few weeks ago which struck a chord with me. It references the importance of leaving work on time. It’s not that I think that the author is wrong about this. The part that really got to me was the categorization that those stay late in the office are … Continue reading Does my job make me a loser?