Friday, February 12, 2016

Succeeding as a Working Mom: Staying Fit

My kids. One in full meltdown mode
The reason the phrase, “working mom” exists is because there is a common experience of working and mothering. You’re no less a “worker” than you are a “mom”. Indeed, you are both. In some ways, it means living a dual existence. Even if you’re a senior executive like Marisa Mayer or Sharon Sandberg, chances are there have been days when you have literally been covered in vomit that belongs to another human being as you were attempting to walk out of the door, or you have voluntarily taken your bare finger and used it to remove a boogie from someone’s nose, or perhaps you have surprisingly found yourself with feces in your lap while you were holding the object of your affection who suddenly had a diaper explode... 

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Wordless Wednesday Sibling love...

Moments that make my heart melt

Friday, February 05, 2016

My Mom, An Inspiring Working Mom

Me and my mom
I am a hardworking, working mom. However, like a friend of mine would say, I didn’t invent the gig. Indeed, I follow in the footsteps and stand on the shoulders of those who came before me, including my own mother.

Her birthday is on February 9th. So, I wanted to acknowledge her. My mother is incredibly accomplished and is currently the Executive Director of Education for The Hillside Family of Agencies. Recently, she was the keynote speaker at Geneva’s 45th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. memorial service.

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Wordless Wednesday: A Break From Winter

A beautiful sunset

Over the past few days we've had the gift of good weather in Pittsburgh. And like most residents, we have taken advantage. What that means for us is going to the park to play!

Friday, January 29, 2016

Key to Success as a Working Mom: Negotiating With Your Partner

Alcohol helps makes negotiations go smoothly...
A couple of years ago, I reviewed a book entitled, Getting to 50/50: How Working Parents Can Have It All. It's a great book that discusses how, in dual income households, having each parent do their fair share is the key to succeeding as a working mom. That may seem like a basic concept for non-parents or single parents. However, as a married working mom, I believe that negotiating with my husband is among the hardest things that I have ever had to do. As you read that, remember, I am an attorney and competed for the Apprentice and was interviewed by Donald Trump!

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Wonderful Wednesday: Enjoying the Snow #Snowmageddon16

Baby in the snow #Snowmageddon

Like many on the East Coast who were buried in snow last weekend, my family decided to get out and enjoy it. We were not as adventurous as some of those who chose to go "swimming". We took a more traditional path. We went sledding!

We had some hiccups along the way though. The snow came on Saturday and my daughter was crazy about going sledding that day. Unfortunately, we were unable to go...