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
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.
Mom! Do you think before I was born, I asked God to make me sensitive? No! He just made me this way. So stop telling me not to be so sensitive, I can't help it. It makes me feel like I'm not a good person and you don't love me. From a very young age,… Continue reading Raising a Gifted Child
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.
I boarded the airplane behind my seven year old daughter and three year old son toting three suitcases, two backpacks and my Coach handbag when the bemused flight attendant looked at me and asked, "How did you become the family sherpa?"
The viral post "Men Prefer Debt-Free Virgins Without Tattoos" claims that women should submit to their husband, raise children, run the home and not attend college because it is counter to these ideals and will encourage women to have careers. As a a Christian woman, Bible study leader and full-time employee at a university with two degrees to my name, I felt compelled to respond.
I am currently in the middle of a three-part training series for managers where we have been encouraged to establish mini-habits to increase the effectiveness of our communication with our direct reports. I feel that I can summarize these mini-habits in three words: be here now.