I love being a working mom

I love being a working mama. There, I said it. I think too often we think and talk about how hard it is to be a working mom. We agonize over hours spent working for a living instead of playing with our kids. We torture ourselves over finding the perfect balance between work and home life. But do we ever actually talk about the good parts of being a working mom? I'm not talking about having more income, although that's nice too, especially when it comes to being able to travel together and … [Read more...]

A day in the hybrid life

There was a time not too many years ago when it could be said I was living la vida loca, but no longer. Now, if I had to sum up my days I'd say I'm living a hybrid life. I feel really lucky to be able to be a working mom with a great career and job I love, yet also have the luxury of an extra day each week to spend with Zoe. On Wednesdays, for all intents and purposes, I'm a stay at home mom. We take mommy and me classes, we go to the park and library story time, and we hang out with … [Read more...]

Nursing helps alleviate working mom guilt

My working mom guilt started even before I had Zoe. I was still pregnant when I began agonizing over how hard it would be to separate myself from the little life growing inside of me - to not just be in two different bodies after all this time together as one, but two different bodies in two different buildings with potentially miles between us. When I toured daycare centers early in my pregnancy, I  burst into tears while visiting each infant nursery (so embarrassing). Some of the babies … [Read more...]