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
Not having enough time was the reason behind my vanishing act from this blog. I have not written for the past three months not because I wasn't inspired, or have given up on writing, but simply because SOMETHING had to give in order to maintain my sanity.
Last week I made one of the most difficult decisions of my career: I turned down the opportunity to co-chair a national conference for senior professionals in my field.
One trait common to all working moms: we have too many things to do and too little time to do them in. We are over-committed, over-scheduled and over-whelmed. In her book, Too Blessed to be Stressed, Debora Coty suggests that maintaining this frantic pace of life completely saps our ability to experience joy. I was… Continue reading Three-Step Process to Make More Room For Joy
This past Monday, one of my Rooted Sisters and I had a discussion about priorities. When you feel like everything needs your attention and you are spinning out of control, where do you start? I'll spare you the details and the bottle of red wine it took us to get there and jump directly to… Continue reading Stop and smell the tulips