I am a working wife and parent. I was recently granted the opportunity to drop down from full to part time in order to spend more time with my family. This has made the purse strings especially tight over the last 6 months. I have become more aware of my spending than I have even… Continue reading Access to Funding (Even When Urine Trouble)
As an advocate for mental health awareness, I have mixed feelings about Bell’s “Let’s Talk Day”. I think the idea of raising awareness for mental health, of normalizing mental illness, and of reducing the stigma attached to mental illness is a very good thing. But the cynical part of me sees it as a big… Continue reading A “Let’s Talk” Conversation
About a month ago I started a new journey. I have started a job share, so instead of working full-time and being a mom full-time, I am now working half-time (and still being a mom full-time– that job share is much more complicated to get). For the next year I only work 2-3 days a week,… Continue reading Job Sharing is Self-Caring
I think I’m having a mid life crisis. I’ve given it a lot of thought. I don’t want a midlife crisis, but facts are the undeniable. The writing is on the wall and I need my glasses to read it. Allow me to review the evidence. Fact: I firmly believe music today is not what it used… Continue reading How to identify (and survive) your mid-Life Crisis.
What are your most valuable possessions? You can’t say your family/kids/friends. They’re not possessions. You don’t own them. I’m talking about stuff: things you buy, trade, sell on e-bay, or set high on a shelf. What do you have that you value most? I bet it’s not what you think. When I was 10 I… Continue reading My Possession Confession
I’m so excited!!!!! It’s that time of year again. Every year I fall victim to the hype. Will it be everything I hoped for? Will I be surprised? Will it indicate that someone actually put some thought into the words on the cards in front of me? The answer is undoubtedly probably not. But still I can’t… Continue reading This Ain’t About Hallmark.
If you’re reading this blog, chances are you already know me. On the slim chance you don’t, this story works a lot better if you know I have identical twin girls. Adorable, sassy, brilliant twin girls. It also involves poop, so if you’re squeamish, you might want to take a pass on this one. Anyway, as a mom… Continue reading Confessions of a Twin Mom. Or Really Any Mom: The things they don’t tell you in prenatal class.