When did busyness become a competition? Am I the only who has to fight the impulse to share my to-do list with a friend or a colleague when she is sharing her litany of things that she needs to do? While some of my overwhelmed state has been forced upon me (being down two people… Continue reading I’m done telling everyone that I’m so busy!
High rates of conflict among siblings is better than them ignoring each other in the long run, but It takes 5 - 7 positive interactions to counter act one negative interaction. Here are some tips to promote those positive interractions.
Happy Mother's Day! Happy Mother's Day to my fellow working mamas, to my sisters who have decided to stay at home to raise their kids and to the women whose babies have babies now. Happy Mother's Day to all of those amazing women who have been like a mother to someone. From me and mine… Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day!
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.
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