Lean In… You won’t fall over

Book Review: Lean In by Sheryl SandbergOn the heels of the Yahoo! work from home ban by Marissa Mayer, Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In was met with a hefty amount of backlash. In just under a month, gender roles and flexibility in the workplace came to the forefront. Debates flared and blogger keyboards burned up!

My first reaction to the book title was similar to most. The reality of leaning in more could certainly mean I’d fall over and hard. Who wants to lean in when you are already maxed out, right? Not the intended meaning of the title though. I started reading with both excitement and an open mind. Continue reading

The Land of Play Dates

We have arrived in the new world of play dates.

When I was working full-time at an office and the kids were in preschool, play dates included hanging out with friends. Our play dates meant I caught up with old friends while the kiddos hung out. It was an easy choice to leave my kids with my mom friends if I needed to run errands. We’ve known each other for years. Continue reading

10 Tips to Get You Relaxed

I was searching through some of the archives and came across my sleep deprived blog posts. As working parents, we are in a shortage of sleep most of the time. I say parents because both me and the hubs struggle with the lack of sleep.

If you have little ones, you probably know the drill when one finally falls asleep, the other wakes up. It’s almost like they tag-team. Continue reading

5 Tips for the Traveling Mom

Do you remember Leave It To Beaver? Those  episodes of a boy who went off to school while his mom stayed home making dinner and after school snacks for her boys. Dad went to a 9 to 5 job and the issue presented during the 1/2 hour show is wrapped up with a pretty bow by the end.

When we step out of the 1950s, the nuclear family of today is far from Beaver Cleaver’s reality. In fact, we have many, many different family life structures these days. Continue reading

Setting Boundaries You’ll Keep

I’ve been reading a lot about moms feeling overworked and struggling between career and motherhood and have listened to moms talk about it over the past few weeks. It’s so easy for us to strike up a conversation about work, motherhood and everything else in between. It feels good to know we are not alone with our struggles and our choices as working parents.

During a training I took last week, the topic of boundaries came up. The type of boundaries discussed revolved around setting boundaries with clients. How to be upfront, set boundaries as appropriate and then stick to them. Really, setting boundaries can be applied to ever aspect in our lives. Continue reading

Learn How To Reduce Stress

We’ve all had stress come and go. For some, it’s there all the time. It’s been a struggle the last few weeks. Between the kids, blog and work, things have been in overdrive busy.I even had a migraine which is unusual for me. It was the first one I’ve had in years. Not fun. It was stressed.

We see women out there doing it all and making it look so easy. I’m willing to bet they have their hit the wall moments as well. Continue reading

Struggle With The Juggle

I think we all have that feeling that we are struggling no matter if you are a working mom or a career woman without children. We get used to a routine in our lives and then the foot hits the gas into the over drive of craziness which creates the struggle.

I feel like I’ve been racing around a lot lately. It’s an accelerated pace from what I have managed in the past. I’m working, growing a family, managing this site and now more. Continue reading