Category : Parenting

- 1 week ago

Shakira and J. Lo Have Liberated Us All!

At ConcertY’all know that my raison d'etre is to discuss the issues related to working moms. Well today, is a day to celebrate two working moms who inspired us all at the Super Bowl Halftime Show last Sunday—Jennifer Lopez and Shakira. Shakira and J....

- 2 weeks ago

I Have Learned that I am Stronger than I Believed..

Mom with her friends"You are stronger than you believe. You have greater powers than you know."--Wonder WomanLast week was hard, really hard, emotionally. I won't bore you with the details because other folks suffered more acutely. The death of Kobe...

- 4 weeks ago

Celebrating MLK Day 2020 Style #MLKDay

Living the dream at Carnegie Science Center #MLKDay"I have a dream that my four little& children& will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." -Dr. Martin Luther King,...

- 4 weeks ago

Some working moms prefer work to home...

"It's not wrong to be passionate about your career. When you love what you do, you bring that stimulation back to your family." — Allison PearsonMom at workA recent article in Working Mom magazine entitled, “I Can’t Find Any Joy at Home” suggests tha...

- 1 month ago

Us Working Moms Love Our Weekend Breakfasts

Delicious breakfasts...One of my favorites things about weekends is the ability to enjoy a leisurely breakfast.& As a working mom of three, there are so many sacrifices that I make for my kids. Some of the sacrifices have happened organically and so...

- 1 month ago

Grateful for the Lessons Learned This Past Decade

@nemacolin& Years ago, there was a popular song called,& "Up Where We Belong". The words are carved into my DNA because I liked the song so much that I sang it at my friend's wedding. It starts like this, "Who knows what tomorrow brings. In a world...

- 1 month ago

Merry Christmas (2019)

Family Christmas Card 2019, photo credit: Kara JacobsI've been sending Christmas cards since college. However, once I had my daughter I was committed to publishing a photo card. It started out as just something to do, but then it became something mor...

- 1 month ago

Reflecting on My Blessings: Our Five Minutes of Fame

Mom by the treeI love this time of year. There are so many opportunities to fellowship and celebrate with family and friends and that makes me very happy! It also gives me a lot of opportunities to wear special outfits, which I love!One of the things...

- 1 month ago

Summer memories of years gone by...

A mom with two kids on a stoopThis photo reminds me of when I was so happy to be a mom of two chilling at my friend Jules' house on a warm Memorial Day afternoon. I was confident, felt reasonably in control and the sun was shining in Pittsburgh, so t...

- 2 months ago

How to Accept Your Childcare Choices

Breakfast at daycareI have written that identifying the appropriate childcare option is one of the most important decision a working mom can make. (Here's a link to the original post.) I still believe that. When I wrote the piece I mentioned that hav...

- 2 months ago

Christmas in Pittsburgh

Christmas 2018“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.”. ― Norman Vincent Peale.We hosted about 25 people for Thanksgiving so we needed some sort of program. During Thanksgiving dinner, peopl...

- 2 months ago

Make the Effort for Holiday Cards Even Though It's Hard

Cute kids holiday cardGetting my family to anything is like herding cats...Early in my career I heard the phrase, "getting that department to do anything is like 'herding cats'" As someone who is neither a cat lover nor a pet owner, I was super curio...

- 3 months ago

Birthday Reflections...

Birthday Photo"joy unspeakable and full of glory" 1 Peter 1:8My life has been jam packed lately, which is why I haven't posted. My brother-in-law got married last Saturday.& Four of us were in the wedding and we hosted my sister. There was hair to be...

- 3 months ago

Halloween fun!

My sister has always loved Halloween, but I have been slow to the party. However, now that I have kids, I am all in and totally here for it. That said, I haven't yet managed to succeed at identifying a "family costume". One, because I am not my siste...