Dear SAHMs: I Don’t Want Your Job Anymore

I’ve been a stay-at-home mom for nearly two years now, and although I’ve loved being home with my son to witness all of his milestones and share countless special moments with him, I–I’m almost afraid to admit this–am ready to go back to work. I never stopped working, really, except for the first three months … Continue reading

A Room of My Own

In A Room of Ones Own, Virginia Woolf writes about the importance of having a private place to write, and she notes how it’s nearly impossible for most women to accomplish this. And despite the passage of time, it seems that not much has changed. I’m finding it difficult to find the time and the … Continue reading

Making Decisions That Bring Peace into Your Life

As Thanksgiving approaches, I’m reflecting on what I have to be thankful for, especially when it comes to the series of challenges that I’ve encountered over the last six months. At the time, they seemed insurmountable, yet here I am, relatively unscathed—and for that, I’m thankful. But it’s more than that; I’m learning how to … Continue reading

A Little Bit of Everything

Whew! It’s been awhile since I’ve posted, so first here’s my excuse: I’ve been working. Morning to night, through the night (sleepwalking), through lunches, on weekends–sweating, tearing my hair out, breaking out, working. But it’s finally over. Whew! Now I have a lot of catching up to do, so this posting will be of the … Continue reading

Old Habits Die Hard

My old job has been tougher to extract myself from than I thought it would be. Last week I worked a half day at the office, and then I went to the store and worked until about 8:30 pm. The usual stress-inducers were present (i.e., terrible customers who leave 15 minutes after the store has … Continue reading

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