Good News for the Children of Working Moms

We all know our children do what they see us do, not what we tell them to do.  And usually I think about all the terrible things I do that my kids are probably picking up on and storing away to try out themselves at some point – like my nightly glass of wine, or […] Read more…

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Working Moms Must Advocate for Working Dads

I had a lightbulb moment last week. I was being interviewed on a local radio show by two guys – one who admittedly had no children and one who looked about twelve years old. I thought it was going to be the Working Mommies educational hour. Well it turns out the twelve year old was […] Read more…

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I Am Not Your Friend. I Am Your Mother.

It happened when my oldest son, Jack, was five years old. I knew it was coming and already knew what I was going to say. I had just given him a consequence (which means I took his iPad away from him) for some bad behavior (not listening to me, not doing what I asked him […] Read more…

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Why Can’t I Be Fun Mom?

“Let’s ride our bicycles around the block in our pajamas before we go to bed!” Said no working mom ever. Okay maybe there is an outlier but I’m going with pretty much no. But this is exactly what my friend, Lori’s, fun loving, spontaneous husband said to their three kids before bedtime recently. As a […] Read more…

It’s Never Too Early to Teach Our Children Not to Hate

One lovely spring day my then six and eight year old sons were playing with children we knew when they came racing in the house to tell me that something “really bad” had happened.  As a mom of boys most “really bad” things in my nice-suburban-gated-community can be handled with a benevolent smile, an airing of […] Read more…

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Working Moms to Lawmakers: Stop Screwing With Public Schools

I freaking love my children’s school.  As a working mom living within a tight personal budget I am so grateful that I have an amazing public school run by an exceptional principal, a PTO that works their butts off to keep things like the library open and the lights on, and a cadre of volunteers […] Read more…

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So This is What it Feels Like to Lose Your Mind

I’ve been feeling as if I’ve been losing my mind lately.  And not in the awesome late eighties Prince “let’s go crazy” kind if way but the Julianne Moore “Still Alice” scary version.  I went to see my doctor about this a year or so ago.  Because not only am I losing my mind but […] Read more…

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