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Working Mom Confession: Nagging Happens in Many Marriages Because of Inequity

The Mr. and Mrs. enjoying a harmonious moment

This past weekend, my husband and I had a conversation about his consistent contributions to the management of the household. It went something like this, I am exhausted about everything I have to do. His response, “Our contributions are equal. Let’s make a list.” I responded by saying, “You have no idea what things just miraculously happen that you don’t even think about. Groceries don’t miraculously appear in the refrigerator. The kids don’t magically have clothes and shoes to wear, class supplies don't get magically purchased, and Halloween costumes don't simply appear. It takes a lot of work to make this world go 'round and you are oblivious to most of it!"

His response, “Just tell me what you want me to help with…” With that simple question, he unwittingly ignited the battle of the sexes...


Pittsburgh Moms, Check Out Disney on Ice

Photo Credit: Disney on Ice

Free tickets and gifts received. Opinions are my own.
The #1 animated movie of all time will come to life in Pittsburgh for four days when Feld Entertainment, Inc. brings Disney’s Frozen to life on the ice at PPG Paints Arena for seven performances from November 2 – 5. Tickets start at $15. To purchase tickets, click here. This adaptation of the beloved story combines dazzling ice skating, special effects and unforgettable music like “Let It Go” to create a perfect Disney experience!

And fortunately for all of us, it is finally here.

Working Mom Success Tip: Improvise

My daughter at the Pittsburgh Zoo #ZooBoo 

"My whole life has been one big improvisation." Clint Eastwood
If you’ve been reading this blog, I am sure you’ll agree that I’m not going to win mother of the year, but I do think that I’m doing alright. The reason I’m giving myself a bit of a pep talk is because I have witnessed some fantastic displays of motherhood creativity this AM and need to let myself know that even though I may not be knocking the ball out of the park, I am making solid base hits and above all, the kids are alright...

That said, today was an exercise in humility...