How Did I Get Here?

So often, I try to tell myself that my career does not define me.  Similarly, I do not believe being a mother is my only purpose in life.  I am in a constant flux of questioning who I am or who I was before I was a working mom.  In a past life, I had […] Read more…

Ask The Dads

When Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away, I read a lot of her incredibly moving quotes from history. However, the one that stuck the most was one wherein she told a story about how her son was in trouble at school on a near daily basis.  The school would call her almost every single day.  Finally, […] Read more…

Working Mom: Having It All

Today I nailed it. I settled the unsettleable case. I spent over 10 hours in mediation going back and forth about how to resolve a divorce that has been going on for over 4 years. I did it, and I did it well. My client was happy, and I was happy. I nailed it… in […] Read more…

One Snow Day

If you told me a year ago that the impact of one snowstorm could land me on my floor crying, I would’ve questioned my sanity.  And yet here we are. I heard about the snowstorm. I prepared for the snowstorm (by having enough chicken nuggets and wine on hand). I was even excited for the […] Read more…

It's ok if you're not ok in quarantine

It’s Ok if You’re Not Ok in Quarantine

It’s ok if you’re not ok. We’re over five weeks into this poor performance of Groundhog Day.  For some, the initial shock and panic has worn off, we’ve settled in, and we’re slowly adjusting to a new normal.  For others, the honeymoon phase of quarantine has eclipsed, and now we struggle to wrap our heads […] Read more…

Working from Home

Working from home: a social experiment for the books. Ten days ago, ‘working from home,’ was somewhat of a luxury.  I could draft papers, take calls, and do my job from my couch.  I could do laundry in between tasks.  I could be in pajamas and have no makeup on and when I wasn’t typing […] Read more…

Double Standard

The double standard that exists; and why we need to applaud everyone raising a tiny human being, moms and dads alike. Recently my daughter asked me, “why do you have to go to work?”  This was on the heels of a series of questions about my job and why I can’t pick her up from […] Read more…

Kids Say the Darnest Things

I got a promotion, and I’m feeling pretty good about myself.  Turns out it’s a new year, with the same challenges. The night I found out I was being promoted, my husband told my kids because he wanted them to pick out flowers for me as a surprise. When my daughter handed me my flowers […] Read more…

Under Pressure

Let’s treat ourselves as we treat our friends. I recently found myself in a conversation with two of my friends.  One friend explained that she’s exhausted from breastfeeding, and she couldn’t wait to meet her self-imposed deadline of 6 months so she could stop. Another (pregnant) friend confessed that she was “considering” not breastfeeding her […] Read more…