It’s not that I believe I am a bad mother. Generally speaking, I feel fairly confident in my abilities as a parent – the only time I really feel myself failing is in the middle of the night when my daughter is crying out for me and I pretend to be asleep until my husband gets out of bed to go put her back to … Continue reading How to plan a toddler birthday party with zero time and even less money.
You know the routine. Monday, 7am. Still at home, already late for work if we count the commute and the child care transfer, nowhere near ready to go. The overly verbose toddler pulling at your pants and saying, I’m ready to go Mommy, I’m ready to go Mommy, over and over and over because everything she says now she plays on repeat until she finds … Continue reading I wish every day were a three day weekend.
Before I had my daughter, I had all sorts of reservations about becoming a parent. I worried about how I would keep up my social life and about how I would maintain an upward trajectory at work. I fretted over whether I could manage a parenting-appropriate level of sobriety after my cold turkey pregnancy or manage a private school level of financial solvency to someday … Continue reading Sleep is, like, so overrated.
I want to be a stay at home mom. There, I said it. I know that this blog is called Mom at Work. I know that I’m supposed to be writing about the whole work/life/mommyhood balance and how it really is possible to juggle it all and to at least appear to be having a good time of it. I know that I’m a feminist … Continue reading I want to be a stay at home mom.
For all of my oft-mentioned efforts to keep everything in my life in perfect order all of the time, punctuality has never been my strong suit. But as much as I would like to blame my inability to ever be on time, this post is a day late and a dollar short not because of this eternal Achilles heel, but because I just wasn’t sure … Continue reading I’m always running late.