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Mother’s Day is a day to celebrate being a mom and to thank our own moms for being amazing. It’s a beautiful time. Everyone wears their pretty outfits, goes out to eat, and some get to relax by not doing...
The summer before my oldest child began Kindergarten, I was fortunate enough to be taken in by an amazing group of women who already had children at the school we would be attending. Admittedly, I was nervous when my...
Monday morning school drop-off: I turn down a narrow, heavily trafficked Uptown street pockmarked with construction, searching for a spot to pull over to deposit my son at middle school. The only spot available is wedged between a driveway and...
(Part 1 of a 2 Part Letter Series) Dear Chronically Late People, If I had to choose one pet peeve in life, it is when people are late.  Not just once or twice, but consistently late. For everything. I learned early...
The search for the perfect job is not easy. How did I get into this situation? About six months ago, I took a big step by quitting my job of four years to try something different and leave an environment that...
As I was sitting in bed one night, scrolling through Twitter, I came across an article that caught my eye - “Switching Jobs Often Can Lead to Higher Income.” I started to read it and realized something. Gone are...
I took clothes out of the dryer this morning for the first time in weeks, maybe months. As a general rule, I don’t do laundry. While I don’t send my kids to school in dirty clothes, and while I do...

Sunday: Reset

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Do you suffer from the Sunday Scaries? Do the Monday Blues get you down? Me too. What Happens My mood shifts, starting mid-afternoon on Sunday. My mind starts reminding my body that it is almost time to switch from weekend mode to...
After I graduated from college (thanks to the recession), I spent a couple of years working at my favorite retail store. While the job wasn’t great for my career advancement or my finances (it’s really hard not to buy...
Naomi Osaka’s “no” was a shock heard ‘round the world. On May 31st, the top-ranked Japanese professional tennis player announced she was officially withdrawing from the French Open, citing mental health issues as a concern. Osaka's announcement came one...
Mom Guilt: The Working Mom, Breastfeeding Edition Becoming a mother brings its own sets of challenges. They all bring their own rollercoaster of emotions. One of the biggest difficulties mothers feel is the dreaded Mom Guilt. We all feel it...
Like many of us, I have been working remotely for more than a year now. When the pandemic began, I was seven months pregnant. My daughter was born in June and I “returned” to work in August. So, I...
We've all heard the phrase growing up that you can be anything you want to be. As a female, this was drilled even deeper; but at 34 I finally get it. For years my perception of this statement was...
If You Don't Have Anything Nice to Say... Your mama probably did always tell you, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all!” We all know it. But sometimes we forget and a little too...