The truth about leaving your job

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

How to be the greatest parent in the world

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

How can I afford to be a stay-at-home parent?

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?

The real cost of being a working mom

I have written several posts about the issues women are faced with when they decide to start a family. You can read my favorite posts about these issues here and here. For me it came down to time and money. For me to work full-time in an office (outside of the home), it means I … Continue reading The real cost of being a working mom

From office mom to stay at home mom: Planning my transition

If we haven’t had time to catch up lately, don’t worry! I have been busy too! In a nut shell, over the past four months, I have been positioning myself to leave my job of 8 years. I have worked in the field of research and analysis for more than a decade. I love the … Continue reading From office mom to stay at home mom: Planning my transition

One of my favorite hikes

This past weekend, the weather was near perfect! It was a slightly humid, sun filled, July afternoon. We drove to our favorite nature preserve with one of the few local waterfalls; Rennsealearville Falls. This is the cute little town where Andy Rooney grew up (remember him from CBS 60 minutes?). The preserve is also a research … Continue reading One of my favorite hikes