I have to start by saying that I don’t really do resolutions. As it turns out, my resolve usually isn’t very strong – my resolutions never make it past the first chocolate treat that comes my way. Goals, on the other hand, I’m all over. Goals leave room for making mistakes, which we all know are going to happen because unfortunately, we’re not perfect. Goals help you set a path that moves you forward rather than pushing you down when you slip up.
As I anxiously await the arrival of my 3rd daughter, I am beginning to recall the time when I first considered becoming a WAHM. The desire was very real, but I had no idea where to find legitimate work that I could do from home. Part of me was so torn because I loved my job in the hospitality field and being around people, but I had no idea how much my heart would ache when I found myself spending far more time at work than at home with my first born and second daughter. The experience of becoming a mother after being a working woman outside of the home can be very different for each individual. While most women are sure to take advantage of their company’s maternity leave policy, some find themselves anxious to get back to their work place while others begin to dread the thought. That little bundle of joy can be difficult to leave behind, even for a few hours a day. If you find yourself struggling to get out the door with your brief case instead of baby in hand, you may want to consider permanently extending your maternity leave.
Having your kids go back to school is a long period of adjustment. One may think it lasts a week but for me it lasts at least a month or two. I need time to get back in the swing of getting afternoon snacks in the backpack and lunches made. I tend to forget about what day is PE and what days are free dress
With summer, many working parents are starting to think about summer vacations and taking some time off to spend with their kids. If your toddler is attending a daycare you are happy with, it is important to consider what type of vacation policy they have so you can maintain your toddler’s childcare spot through the summer.
This Thursday Sex and the City 2 premieres in theaters everywhere and numerous parties where friends will get dressed to the nines and watch the “event” together. As I watch the preview, I am drawn to two characters in the preview – Miranda, the frazzled working mom and Charlotte, the overwhelmed mom.