Working Moms

Feet First

When the shoe doesn’t fit, as women, we seem to be hardwired to at least try to make it fit. We figure the shoe will stretch, and believe that if given enough time we can break it in. When that …

Boy, Was I Wrong!

Well, it’s been almost 9 months to the day since my last post. I have disconnected from my network, because I’ve been feeling very, well, disconnected. I withdrew—from my blog, Facebook, Twitter, and even some in my social circle. I have …

Tug of War: Struggles of a Working Mom

It’s no secret that working moms often feel guilty for one reason or another, whether it’s wondering if you’re away too much or if loving your job more than staying at home makes you a bad mom. Some handle it …

Reenergize with Receptive-Energy

This morning I looked at my watch 5 times in a row and still didn’t know what time it was. I realized I was on auto-pilot and it was only, wow, 7:37am. You know, auto-pilot; detachment from routine tasks, looking …

Baby Steps

The old saying, “if a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” is a philosophical riddle that evokes questions about observation and the perception of reality. It probes the …

Our Sticky Situation – When the Caregiver Quits

Even the best laid plans fail. I returned to work last Monday and by Tuesday evening our babysitter quit; without notice.  Our plan was to have a babysitter come into the home for July to ease Meebs into the transition …

Back to Work Blues

Well, I started back to work this week. It wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be…it was much, much worse. To start, my employer was not prepared for my return and had to scramble for my security pass and …

I Spy with My Little Eye

If you’re anything like me, you’re no Carol Brady. So, do we really expect our childcare providers to be Mary Poppins? Um, YES!?! More than 64% of Canadian women with children under the age of 3 are in the employed …

No Going Back

For many women, when we become mothers our definition of work changes. Suddenly we’re cast into our most difficult role, assigned the largest workload of our lives, and entered into a life-long contract with no honourable escape clause. And it’s …

More Meebs

List of Wee Wonders – #6

When your little one actually stays still while you’re clipping her little baby fingernails. One …

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