Monday, November 30, 2015

Macy's Reminds Us of The Magic of Christmas With a Fabulous Holiday Event (#MacysBelieve)

The magic of Christmas
“This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.“

Now that Thanksgiving is over, it is beginning to feel a lot like Christmas! Macy's has been synonymous the Christmas season ever since Miracle on 34th Street reminded people about the magic of Christmas. For that reason, I was honored to be selected to participate in the "Macy's Believe" Blogger Campaign.

Working Mom List of Five Thanksgiving Blessings

On Thanksgiving in the city of Pittsburgh, in a newly renovated house, a family gathered to celebrate Thanksgiving and gave thanks to God for their blessings…

Like every working mom I struggle with managing my household, caring for my toddler, and being a productive employee. Sometimes I have great work success only to miss putting my daughter to bed or miss attending a party with her. As I often say, my life is a constant quest for balance in my stilettos—and often I am teetering.

Like a lot of working moms, I sometimes sit around and envy stay-at-home moms and my envy is particularly palatable during the holidays, when I imagine that their homes are sprinkled with magical organizational dust and constantly filled with visions of sugar plums.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Thanksgiving Comments from a Dad (#Thanksgiving)(#TBT)

Below is a Thanksgiving post that always makes me smile. It's an essay by my husband about what our daughter means to him. It takes my breath away...

Friday, November 20, 2015

Mommy is Code for CEO

It used to be the battle of the sexes: Now it's the battle of the moms. Working and nonworking mothers are slugging it out in the schoolyard over who's the better parent -- and who gets to have a sex life. “Mom Vs. Mom” 

There was a recent well written piece in the Huffington Post about being a stay-at-home mom entitled, 'Stay-at-Home Mom' Is Not a Real Job. The piece generated a lot of comments. If you’d like to read the piece and comments, click here.  For the record, I’m not trying to contribute to the so called “mommy wars”. There’s no need. I support mothers. That said, since my blog focuses on the joys and challenges of being a working mom, I felt compelled to contribute to this conversation.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Wordless Wednesday - Gratitude

Recent events have reminded us that some people harbor hate in their hearts. I think we owe it to life, and to our creator, to celebrate love when we have it. And to enjoy special moments.

Here's an image of a special moment that occurred on a very ordinary day. I am grateful...

Friday, November 13, 2015

Celebrating my Birthday!

Candles spell out the traditional English birt...
Candles spell out the traditional English birthday greeting (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

"The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate."–Oprah Winfrey

Like most people, I think that my birthday is a major deal. It is one day where I feel good and am incredibly grateful.  Years ago, I worked for someone who always took her birthday off and I usually do the same. This year though, I had an interview. So, I went to work. Despite that, it was still an amazing day!