I see the dates, but they don't click. I agree to them, but they don't commit to memory. Maybe, it's because everyday is now the same day. I don't have the life of a career woman and it only feels as if I'm halfway committing to being a stay at home mom. I have a … Continue reading Scatterbrained
No matter how long you've been on maternity leave, coming back to work is tough. There are so many changes involved with pregnancy and motherhood. Transition to the workplace doesn't make that easier. Factor in PPD / PPA and you've got a LOT going on. There are so many changes mentally and hormonal to deal … Continue reading Transitioning To a Working Mommy
It wasn't easy, but I forced myself into workout gear. I hadn't been doing it for very long, so it was a slow pace. I kept at it, believing that some day, I'd get better. All of a sudden, I heard laughter. Menacing laughter and then a water bottle was thrown at me. I stopped … Continue reading White Noise
The idea of it was at first foreign - leave my child to go on a separate trip?! Who does this? Why? I can’t leave him! Will he be ok? It was hard to imagine being away from our son for more than 10 hours. That’s the most we’ve been away as working parents. Just … Continue reading Travel Diaries: Vacation from Parenting
Some months ago, I told myself that I would make life better. I said I was going to work on a healthier lifestyle. I set goals, and thought that I had the determination to do it. I wanted to re-engage some of my old habits. I wanted to feel healthy again. I missed it. Now, … Continue reading Not Quite There
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
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?