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.
Most days as a working mom I feel overtired, under-caffeinated, overwhelmed, under-performing and barely holding it together. But at the end of the school year? At the end of the school year, I feel like I am being tested to within an inch of my limits. Everyone's going to be very lucky if the Farrow Family doesn't accidentally send Green eggs and ham served on a TCU platter with bits of chocolate and a flashlight in it on Field Day!
You are not alone! According to research done by the Centers for Disease Control, 1 in 8 couples will have trouble getting pregnant or sustaining a pregnancy. That's the same percentage of women who are diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime according to the American Cancer Society.
At the time, I didn't realize how many women struggled with infertility. No one talked about it. It wasn't until after we'd had our children that we realized how many others had gone through this struggle before us. That is why I want to share my story. I want women who are struggling with infertility to know that you are not alone! And I want women who don't struggle with infertility to be sensitive to the possibility that a dear friend or relative might be facing fertility challenges.
During the week, we're not able to get much accomplished around the house other than making dinner, helping with homework, bath time, story time, bed time, cleaning up the dinner and making lunches for the following day. Everything else? That gets done on the weekends.
Women can be so critical of ourselves. Would your best friend ever tell you the things you tell yourself when you look in the mirror?
Tuesday nights at our house are not very exciting after we put the kids to bed. There is no romance, no binge-watching our favorite shows, not even chit-chat recounting the funny stories from the day. Every Tuesday night, Matt and I convene at the kitchen table for what resembles a weekly staff meeting. It started… Continue reading Four Reasons to Have Weekly Meetings With Your Spouse