Category: Working Mom

My sentiments on how hard it is to work and be a mom. Contains writings on self-care, self-compassion, and the honest hard-core working mom guilt many of us experience because we choose to or have to work.

New Year’s Resolutions 2016

Every year, I pick 10 resolutions to work towards. I usually meet some of them, and some I halfway meet, and some I really don’t make progress on at all. Read more →

Break Time

Holiday season is officially upon us. The turkey has been consumed, the adventures of Black Friday are complete, and the holiday music radio station has officially been added to the radio button memory in my minivan. I love this time of year. There’s so much to do and there are many memories to be made. However, I’m finding this year… Read more →

The American Working Mom Dilemma

Recently, Ariana Grande was caught on video stating “I hate America!” on the 4th of July(click here to see the video on TMZ). She claims her words were said in relation to her thoughts around how the thoughtless consumption of foods like donuts has lead to an epidemic of healthcare problems, including childhood obesity, a cause she has taken up… Read more →

Terrible Two’s at Costco

This morning, I noticed we are running low on diapers, low on laundry detergent and out of disinfectant spray. Time for a bi-monthly run to Costco. It’s a nice day, and this gave me the energy to tackle this journey with both kiddos, all by myself. I went into it being realistic, knowing I’d have to move quick, knowing that… Read more →

Vanity versus Confidence

Lately, I have found myself thinking about my values and beliefs regarding beauty. I see someone help an elderly person in the store, I experience my chai latte being paid for at Starbucks as a stranger practices “paying it forward”, and I witness my 4-year old daughter give away her birthday gift to her cousin. Such acts of compassion, kindness,… Read more →

The Working Mom

She was once a little girl. She played with Barbies, she liked to dress-up in her mother’s clothes, and she could spend hours reading a good book. She liked to explore the world on her bike and was a master of make-believe. She liked being tucked in tight at night by her parents.  She knew she could be whatever she wanted… Read more →

Living La Vida Middle Class

When I was in high school, I remember learning about socioeconomic status. I learned more in college and graduate school as I had lots of coursework on diversity. However, I don’t really remember seriously thinking about it and processing the class system, because it was not something I found interesting or found to be very impactful in my life at… Read more →

Rabbit Holes and Clarity

There is something great about seeing how all the pieces fit together.  That moment when it all makes sense. When you can look back and see how yesterday and the days prior all add up to make today possible, to make the dreams of tomorrow reality. I am far from fulfilling the destiny which awaits me, but I feel myself… Read more →

Burnout

The days begin with feeling tired, not wanting to get out of bed, but knowing that I only have a short time to get done all that I want to get done before the kids wake up. Only, there is never enough time to get everything done before the kids wake up. Always clothes that need to be washed, folded,… Read more →

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