Friday, April 29, 2016

My Biggest Blog News Yet, Being a Part of Disney Social Media Moms (#DisneySMMC)

All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” –Walt Disney 

There’s news. Then there is let’s go crazy Prince-style type of news. Today, I have the second kind of news. I notified my friends on Facebook about my news, but I didn’t identify it. (Click here to see that Facebook exchange.) I encouraged my friends to guess. I assume that because I am ambitious and have had two babies in the last five years, the guesses tended to be “You’ve gotten promoted.” “You’ve gotten a new job.” OR “You’re having a third baby.”

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Wednesday Reflections: Spring time in Pittsburgh

Every urban dweller knows that warm weather means sitting on the stoop. If everything is rocking on all cylinders, you are consuming a beverage on the stoop. If you're a kid, it's virgin, if you're an adult and not pregnant, you may have it spiked. It's entirely up to you though. Either way, I won't judge you.

Check out the cuteness of those sitting on the stoop in the photo below. Can you stand it?!

Friday, April 22, 2016

Working Mom Confession: Prince was my first boyfriend

English: The american artist Prince.
English: The american artist Prince. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
OK, the title is a bit of an overstatement. Prince and I never dated. We never even met. However, it did feel like the eye contact I made with him at a concert once could have gotten me pregnant... 

Yes Prince was my man and yes I gladly shared him with the world. A talent like his could not be contained.  When he died, a part of all of us died with him. Below are my thoughts about his death.

An Ode to Prince by a Working Mom Who Was a Fan

Dearly beloved,

You were our fantasy.

You were the one that we adored.

We craved your kiss.

But our parents feared that your dirty mind would corrupt ours.

And they were right.

When "Real Life" and Blogging Collide on Equal Pay

As you know, in my "real life" I am an attorney. As part of that gig, I attend Continuing Legal Education to keep my skills up and education sharp. Today I attended one entitled, "Key Issues for Employers in the Last Year of the Obama Administration". I was expecting it to be informative, educational, and potentially a little dry. Instead, the presenters gratuitous comments about pay disparity got me riled up!

The presenter expressed the following sentiments,  "The Obama administration's focus on pay equity is a misguided conversation because women make choices about staying with parents and children. So, the pay gap isn't about discrimination, it's about choices." He said this comment as if it was an indisputable fact.

I was astounded.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Wordless Wednesday: My Mommy Friends

This isn't the first time I've given a shout out to my mommy friends. (For a link to another post singing their praises, click here.) It's because they are the wind beneath my wings. They have nurtured me, opened doors for me, and supported me. They have laughed with me, danced with me, and drank lots of wine with me.

They are my posse and they normalize my wacky. We are one...