Category Archives: Working Mom

On this Veterans Day 2013, I’m feeling grateful for all of the soldiers throughout our nation’s history — including my father and my father-in-law, both of whom fought in Vietnam, and my cousin who served in Iraq. But I’m also … Continue reading

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Hi Honey, I’m Home!! What the…??

When I’m drinking a glass of wine at home on a Friday night, I sometimes like to read old anti-feminist texts from the 1940s, 50s and 60s. While I don’t consider myself a “feminist,” I do get a kick out … Continue reading

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My outgoing/antisocial child…?

At 4.5 years old, our daughter N is a lovely, outgoing child (much of the time). She is well-liked at preschool by her friends and teachers and plays very nicely with the other kids. She is fun and funny and … Continue reading

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Burning out, and lighting back up

After this weekend’s “mom-meltdown” (see my blog post/outburst, I don’t want to be “mom” today!), I’ve been wondering — what led to this? We have a good life and everything is going fine right now, knock on wood. Why do I … Continue reading

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Perfectly Flawed

After four and a half years of being a mom, I am finally ready to accept that I’m never going to be the perfect mother. You’d think I would have realized long ago that there are no perfect people, ergo … Continue reading

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In Defense of Family Planning

I don’t usually write about politics here, but tonight I felt it was important to say something on behalf of women and families in this country. In recent days you may have followed the heated debate over whether a female … Continue reading

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A Moment to Breathe!

Omg, omg — are both girls really in bed at 8:45?  Are the dishes really done, and do I really have nothing to do until my husband comes home from a late work dinner??  Let me raise a toast to … Continue reading

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In Transition

In the 7 weeks since Baby Sis was born, our family has undergone a series of transitions.  Some changes are obvious, while others are more subtle.  G and I went from focusing all our attention on one child to having … Continue reading

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A “date” with my daughter

This weekend, G has been doing some painting in the house, so the three-year-old (N) and the pregnant lady  (moi) had to vacate the premises.  Very lucky for us, G’s mother lives on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and … Continue reading

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Take It or Leave It

I’ve been going through a bit of a rebellious phase in my pregnancy — against much of the “expert” (or not-so-expert!) advice offered to parents-to-be.  These days, there seems to be an endless supply of books, magazines and websites geared towards making parents insecure and … Continue reading

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