Category Archives: Stay At Home/Working Mothers

How to Be Friends with a Working Mother

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I have a lot of friends who are wonderful mothers who freely admit that staying home would make them crazy. I never know quite how to respond. They look at me and I know they are thinking. “How the hell does she do it? Why the hell does she do it?” Hmmm. To this I […]

Humiliating Interview: Stay at Home Mom Applies for Job

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Dear Executive Recruiter at the Hospital Where I Applied for a Position: I know you mean well. Really, I do. I know that you probably have a protocol tucked away in some drawer that dictates how you proceed with the interview process. I also know that, based on those cute plastic frames on your desk […]

I won’t Apologize for being a Stay at Home Mom

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My husband recently subscribed my email address to receive the New York Times arts headlines everyday. His purpose in doing this was to give me something to talk about other than babies. So far, I have yet to open any of them. It’s not that I’m not interested in the arts, or even that I […]

Motherhood: The New Competitive Sport

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One of the advantages to working from home is that I am able to spend more quality time with my son, Dawson. One of the disadvantages to working from home is that I often spend too much time with my son. With my husband working outside the home 40+ hours a week, he doesn’t have […]

Maternity Leave: A Working Mom’s Dilemma

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My friend, Kay, and I are both pregnant, and our due dates are within days of each other. We were due on the same day for about a month, but I seem to be growing the Monster Baby, and my doctor has since moved my due date to October 22nd, less than 15 weeks from […]

To Work or Not to Work, That Is the Question. Again.

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Now that I’m half-way through my pregnancy, people are getting more daring about asking personal questions. I understand the curiosity. Everyone wants to know what we’re having (a boy), what name we’ve chosen (not telling) and whether or not Dawson, our oldest child, is excited to have a sibling. But when an acquaintance, or rather, […]

Give Me Back My Groove

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You know that feeling you get when you’re on top of your game, the bliss you experience whey you know you’re managing every part of your life (work, marriage, parenting, housework, etc.) successfully?  Yeah, that feeling.  You remember that, right? As the Righteous Brothers would say, I’ve lost that loving feeling.  Okay, so maybe it’s […]

Work vs. Motherhood

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Just after Valentine’s Day I discovered I was pregnant.  After two years of trying to conceive, this is a welcome blessing. My husband is elated, my son is very excited about his soon-to-be big brother status, and I am filled with emotion. Damn hormones. I’m so happy that I’m expecting, but I seem to have […]

Didn’t we almost have it all?

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A few weeks ago my son had his first "snow day" of the school year. Granted, he’s only in preschool, but he was still excited that he got to stay home and hang out with his mom. As luck would have it, I didn’t have to work that day and little Dawson was thrilled. "You […]

Learning to Let Go of My Holiday Expectations

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The holidays are here, and while I’m excited about spending Christmas with my family, I can’t help but worry about all the stuff that needs to be done. Did you catch that part about all the stuff that needs to be done? I sometimes wonder if I put too much stock into what I think […]