When I first started working from home, I noticed some
challenges in feeling as sexy as often as I wanted to
be. My husband commuted to an office, and nobody else
saw me except for my three cats. I sat in front of my
computer wearing my "stretchies" all day until my
husband sent me an instant message saying he was on his
way home. I'd quickly hit the shower, wash and blow dry
my hair, throw on some make-up, and pick out a decent
outfit. I then slipped on some "lounge" music, poured
myself a glass of wine, and tried to turn off all
thoughts of work in my head to get in the mood to be
"Mommy? How come you have to go to work?"
As we prepare to leave the house for yet another work day, my
preschool daughter asks me a question thats been ruminating in
my head since I first became a mother. The automatic response is
something like,"I work because I have to earn money to take care
of you." But somehow that doesnt seem like the best response.
It is no surprise that moms feel overwhelmed when they try to fit everything
into their busy days. After all, few single people can manage to juggle work,
home life, and fun successfully. On top of these responsibilities, moms add car
pool duty, cupcake emergencies, and last minute science projects to their to do
lists. So, how do moms manage to fit all of those tasks into their lives and
still keep their sanity without resorting to cloning?
Have you ever noticed how some Moms seem to be very contented and confident
in their role as Mothers, and others seem chronically stressed and approaching
burnout? Why are some Moms unflappable and able to keep their sense of humor,
while others overreact to the slightest stressors in their day?
currently observing and interviewing these happy Moms as I conduct research for
an upcoming book. While all Moms are different, these women usually have several
of the following traits in common.
Having a baby can be
one the most life-changing experiences there are. And
not all those changes will be easy to cope with. Here
are some tips for a first-time Mom, to help you get
through the rougher times.
The vast majority of
women today, are working when they become pregnant. That means
Well, just about everything. If youre a mom whos headed back to school, you want to get serious about time management,
delegating, well, everything. Here are nine tips to help you get both you and your children
back to school easily,
confidently and most importantly, quickly!