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

The never ending to-do list

I don't know about you, but lately my list of things to get done is growing a mile a minute. The dreamy thoughts of a relaxing summer have pretty much vanished. I don't know if it's just the pull of the waxing moon or if everyone is feeling this mounting avalanche.While it seems natural that … Continue reading The never ending to-do list

His. Mine. Or ours? Sharing money part II

I never intended to make a second post about this, but I got some strong feedback and thought this topic needs to be hashed through a bit more. I also realize, that the topic of money is different for women than men for several different reasons, most of all because we often lack access to, … Continue reading His. Mine. Or ours? Sharing money part II

Should women have their own money?

I was born in the late 1970's, the "summer of sam", the great NYC blackout, and the second wave of the women's liberation movement. The divorce rate was climbing and women were leaving the stay-at-home role to earn her own money.  I am born from a generation that once needed her father or husband's approval … Continue reading Should women have their own money?

His, mine, or ours? Why I struggle with sharing money.

Disclaimer: The views in this post are mine alone and based on my personal, very subjective experience. This is not to criticize the experience of my childhood or members of my biological family.  I have been married for 5 years. We have two children between us and one from my husband's first marriage. Deciding it … Continue reading His, mine, or ours? Why I struggle with sharing money.