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Working mom of 2

Working Mom of 2

Well, it happened.  I had my son, I muddled through maternity leave, and now I am sitting in my office- face to face with my new normal.  A working mom of two. I’ve never been so busy and so tired in my life.  I’d like to have a pep talk with my 25-year-old self, or […] Read more…

Maternity Leave

Can we stop calling maternity leave a “vacation”? I have a newborn and a three-year-old.  I worked until the day before I had each of them, and then- only after I had gone through two long labors and deliveries (and the fun that comes with the aftermath), did I begin my maternity leave. Leading up […] Read more…

The Morning Struggle

The Morning Struggle

Every single morning I feel as if I’ve run a marathon before 9:00 a.m.  I’m typically sweating, out of breath, and feeling very much done for the day.  However, there’s no one with signs cheering me on or a medal upon my completion.  My marathon is the morning struggle.  And it’s real. I’m an early […] Read more…

Me Time

Last night I met a friend for dinner.  As we caught up over half-priced house wine, she told me she had been up since 5:00 am that day.  Not because her newborn was awake.  Not because her toddler needed cuddling.  She woke up an hour earlier than the rest of her house so she could […] Read more…

Moms Today Have It So Easy

Moms today have it so easy, my Aunt said.  I nearly choked on my daughter’s leftover grilled cheese (also known as my lunch). It was a Monday in the summer, and I was taking the day “off” from work to spend with my family from out of town.  We planned to go to the beach […] Read more…

Nanny Guilt

My husband and I both work full-time, so when it came time for me to return to work after having our daughter, we hired a full-time nanny.  I’ve said this before, but our “well-oiled machine” of a household runs the way it does because of her. My daughter is just about to turn two.  My […] Read more…

Working Mom: Days Like This

Mama said there would be days like this. There are days I truly feel like a hero. I get to my 6am spin class. I have breakfast with my daughter. I kick butt at work, chipping away at the never ending to do list. I leave in time to run a few errands and then […] Read more…

The Working Mom: Mom Guilt 

How true is this?! And today, this was far too relatable. On average, I miss Brielle’s bedtime once per week. Those days I feel the most guilty. Fortunately, I know she is in great hands with either my husband or sometimes our nanny (on the few occasions when both my husband and I have to […] Read more…

THAT TIME I WANTED TO TAKE BRIELLE TO A BIRTHDAY PARTY

Birthday Party Blues

THAT TIME I WANTED TO TAKE BRIELLE TO A BIRTHDAY PARTY While I was out on maternity leave, I resisted the urge to hibernate for the winter. One Wednesday morning, Brielle and I ventured out to the new moms meeting at the Hospital.  I think she was six weeks old.  I walked into a room […] Read more…

MY WEEK AS A STAY-AT-HOME MOM

My Week As A Stay-At-Home Mom

My husband and I never actually weighed the pros and cons of having a nanny vs. placing Brielle in daycare.  As two working professionals with long hours, we knew we weren’t organized enough to have her in daycare.  The thought of packing her bottles and food and clothes and having her ready for the day […] Read more…

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