A Letter To The PTA Moms From The Working Mom

I doled out whatever I could to help the self proclaimed selfless institution that is the PTA out in the only way I was able. And it simply wasn’t good enough for you.

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How to Mix Career and Family (or not)

Winded, I look up to see I just got tossed by a 12 year old girl with an athletic build on her way to the “free candy” table at my industry conference.  Instinctively I think, I wish my kids were here with me.  But really, I don’t. For a moment, I think, I really miss …

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Adult Onset Adolescence: How Your 30s is Like Being A Teen Again

How often do you wish you could go back to high school? Revisit those teen years where everything was new and exciting? Was it really as good as you remember it? Or are you glossing over the uncomfortable parts? It's convenient to forget the nights sitting on the sectional next to the pimply, braced-faced cousin …

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Dear Day Camp Owners: Make Summer Great Again

Dear Summer Camp Owners, Some of my fondest memories were spent with you. But now, you're ruining my life.  Day camp was a magical place. As a camper, we played pirates on playgrounds, we learned how to swim in large groups crammed into an unheated pool, we whined and complained through organized sports, we stood …

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Mom’d Ambition: Striving to be a Madonna

Who says having children is a reason to turn in your career ambition and sacrifice it for homemade baby food, Music Together classes, and endless breastfeeding talk? One minute we're lamenting how there aren't enough women in executive roles, instructing high potential women on things like gravitas and dressing for the role you want, and …

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Make Room for Daddy: Why Date Night Is a Great Night

Of course, we ALWAYS leave room for dessert... During the week, we are buried by demands and commitments, both our own and our children's. There's work, school, extra-curricular activities, birthday parties, the social calendar, the family engagements. The calendar is kicking our keister. There is no time, both literally and figuratively. We simply don't have …

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