I started this blog because being a working mom can be hard, but breaking down my job as a higher education fundraiser into elements and activities that might resonate with 90 first graders gave me the opportunity to reflect on why I love my job and why I choose to be a working mom.
Earlier this year, my daughter had a day off from school, so I took the day off from work and we had a "Mommy/Avery Day." One of our many activities that day was going to a pottery-painting studio where we picked out matching cups to glaze. In my total Type-A way, I was meticulous in… Continue reading Overcoming Anxiety: Embracing Imperfection at Home and at Work
In six weeks, I will celebrate my eight-year anniversary working for TCU. I will also celebrate my eight-year anniversary working on the same team (through three name changes) and for the same boss. I consider myself extremely lucky to work for my boss. She is a strong leader who invests in our professional development, trusts… Continue reading Team Building Over Coffee
We all have it. That nagging feeling that we are letting someone down: our children, our boss, our spouse, ourselves. When we're at work, we feel guilty that our kids are in after-school care; when we're at home with a sick child, or chaperoning a field trip, we feel guilty about not responding to emails… Continue reading 5 Tips for Minimizing Working Mom Guilt