When you're the parent who usually leaves first for work in the morning, tears and whining tend to come with the territory when your kids are little. As they get older, you find the tears turn to bemoaning and sheer lack of motivation to move. Every now and then, I would leave my youngest sleeping... Continue Reading →
"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new." The other day I strolled into a place that had once been my second home. I couldn’t believe how long it had been since I had stepped through its front door. I was 23... Continue Reading →
So does anyone have this whole full-time career/full-time mom thing figured out yet?
Throughout my own hectic life, I sometimes come to a crossroads where I am left to wonder is it truly possible to have it all without losing my ever-lovin' mind. Most of the time it is my own sense of self-doubt that gets the better of me and leads me to believe that there may... Continue Reading →
10 Life Lessons from an Ordinary Working Mom Living in the Midwest
So this week, I turn 39. When I was younger, I believed anyone over the age of 30 was old. As a teenager, I hoped to accomplish so much by the time I finished my 20s. Now that I'm nearly 40, I keep trying to tell myself that I'm only as old as I feel and... Continue Reading →
Who are you? The 50 Word (and/or Phrase) Challenge – What Makes You, well You.
Sometimes we lose sight of who we are for no more reason other than life just gets too busy and taking a moment for ourselves seems like something we need to pencil into our own schedules. But this can happen to the best of us whether you are married with children or just married to your job.... Continue Reading →
7 Life Lessons I would tell the 23-year-old me now 15 years later
Since I am quickly approaching my 38th birthday in a little less than two months, I have to stop and think about what I would tell the 23-year-old me if I had the chance to stand in front of that wide-eyed young woman who was ready to take on the world of journalism, fall in love... Continue Reading →
Newspaper Print May Wash Off Your Hands, Never Your Soul
Even though I was only 23, I can still remember everything about walking into the newsroom for the first time and that feeling of actually being a daily news reporter. I had worked for a local weekly suburban newspaper for about a year and made the right friends and connections and had found my way... Continue Reading →
Landing on My Own Two Feet never felt Better. Finally, a Pretty Good Year for the Memory Books.
It's been quite a year for our family. It started with the uncertainty of not knowing where I was going to be working, what I was going to be doing and the void in between with being unemployed, having one income and being at home with my boys. And then somehow through the grace of God,... Continue Reading →
More Hours in the Day: Every Working Mom’s Wish
It's just after midnight on Nov. 1, and I had just spent the last three hours baking four dozen cookies, wrapped probably two dozen little beef wienies in bacon, sliced two pounds of strawberries, filled my seven-day vitamin container for the next week and finally changed the apples and cinnamon sticks in my infused water pitcher... Continue Reading →