The truth? Here it is, cold and harsh. No matter how important we feel our job at our company is; no matter how hard we work; no matter how much time we invest, we are simply 'replaceable'. That's a hard pill to swallow. I struggled with my decision to leave my job. I felt guilty … Continue reading The truth about leaving your job
This is a piece of advice I take solace in. When I was a new mother and scared I would be a bad mom or ruin my children's lives because of my own upbringing or flaws, I told myself I just needed to do one thing to be a success. To be a successful parent all … Continue reading How to be the greatest parent in the world
In my hour, long commute to work this morning, I was thinking about how I got to where I am in my life. My 20’s kind of sucked. They were an extension of the emotional growth of my teens with all the responsibilities of adulthood. This means I didn’t always use the best judgment or … Continue reading You define your own path
When I became a mother, nearly everyone I met had left their job and became a stay-at-home-mom. Because I was still working, even if from home, I was unable to attend play groups, most library tot-times, LeLeche League meetings, and other events that help moms connect with other moms. When it comes to being a … Continue reading Social isolation and the working mom
It’s not like my husband is a brain surgeon, doctor, lawyer, or any other high wage earner. We were not granted an inheritance. We were not given any money, We are not debt-free. My husband has a state government job with good benefits, a union, and a healthy wage. We are lucky for this. Over … Continue reading How can I afford to be a stay-at-home parent?
It's official! I submitted my letter of resignation to my HR department yesterday (November 29, 2018). Whew! I still have to complete an Exit Interview, but I have 8 work days left. Two weeks from today I will be saying my goodbyes. If you are considering transitioning home after years in the workforce, it's not … Continue reading How to tell your coworkers you are leaving to be a SAHM
I have never been the type of employee to personalize my work space until 5 years into my current position. The company had done a leadership swap and we were suddenly led by a new Vice President that had less education than her employees. She was just finishing a Master’s degree and had zero research … Continue reading Creating a sunny & happy work space in the office