I have been obsessed with the college admissions scandal that has gripped the nation's attention for the past week. As a higher education professional, I have been incredibly disappointed by the actions of Mr. Singer and his conspirators. But as a parent, I am even more appalled. What I am really struggling to wrap my head around is: who were they doing this for?
Why are Americans so obsessed with being number one? I've started thinking about this because I was recently asked by two different twenty-somethings what the next step in my career is. I have been the second most senior person on my team for about five years, so maybe to an outsider it looks like it should be time for me to move up or move on, but here's the thing: I'm happy.
Working parents who travel know it isn't easy to be away from our kids. Tearful good-byes, rushed FaceTime conversations before school/meetings, and quick text-message updates from your spouse do little to replace the soccer practices, snuggles and bedtime stories. When our daughter was four and I was pregnant with our son, I was fortunate enough… Continue reading Making work travel a little easier for this working mom and my family
I recently read that moms who work full-time are responsible for the same parenting load as stay at home moms, just with 40 hours fewer each week to accomplish them. We are overcommitted and stressed out! At this time last year, I was desperate for some time away from my responsibilities at home and at… Continue reading Birthday Vacation Day
I struggle to nurture and maintain friendships, so I've challenged myself to reach out to three different people each Thursday.
Upon my return to work this week from my childrens’ school break, I was immediately greeted with "How was your break?" from everyone I encountered. To which I responded, "It was good, but I'm glad to be back." That doesn’t make me a bad mother.
I actually don't like the word "resolution". I associate it with either A) a wish or dream that will leave me feeling bad about myself by mid-February or worse, B) an act of Congress. I prefer the idea of setting goals for the coming year. And let's be honest, with two young kids and a… Continue reading Achievable New Year’s resolutions for working moms in 2019