Working moms are stressed, anxious, isolated and burnt out. They need help – ways to help themselves, help from employers, and from society. Today I’m talking about some of the sad facts and statistics around working moms and COVID, sharing my families story, and talking about some ideas on what could help. I also want to hear your story, and your ideas.
Somehow it’s been a year since COVID first struck. The past year has been quite a journey for our family – some of which is shared by the world, others are unique to us. Come along and hear all about what this pandemic has meant for us, and just how much our lives have changed over the past year.
My husband now has a formal, benefits-eligible part time job. I’m excited for him to be working in a field he enjoys, bringing joy to others, but thought this would be a good time to reflect. How will his working a few evenings a week, and the weekends, change our family dynamic? Do we need to examine our split of household chores? And what do women feel like when they’re no longer the breadwinner (NOTE: not applicable to me, but it’s a conversations I’ve had with others). We’ll talk about that and more today.
September 11, 2001, is a day that will live in infamy. For me, that day is all tied up in my wedding on September 15th 2001 – and my honeymoon only about a week later. Today I’m reflecting on my memories of that day, and the events that followed, and reminding you to reflect and prepare.
This year I didn’t do any back to school shopping for my teenager and middle schooler. Check out more about why, what we did instead, how we shop for back to school, and what I like to do with the money we save.
My middle son has a thing for narwhals. If you’re not familiar with them, they’re often called the “unicorn of the sea”. To me, they look kind of like a cross between a whale and a unicorn. A long time ago, he did a science project on narwhals, and ever since they’ve been his favorite […]