Lynn a.k.a primarydilemma
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There is nothing more important than the safekeeping of our children. So it's surprising how haphazard the hiring process can be for babysitters, nannys and other in-home childcare professionals. Take time to plan your interview with a potential caregiver and listen carefully to what he or she may tell you.
What is the real reason for the intense public reaction ignited by Hilary Rosen’s criticism of Ann Romney? Ann Romney is a homemaker. She raised five sons. She worked hard. Is it a full-time job? Absolutely. Does it pay well? For most women, other than Ann Romney, it does not. So as a
I recently met up with a good friend at a sports practice for our children. She was sitting on the lobby floor of the ice skating rink, with papers spread all around her. I asked, with great curiosity, “what are you doing”? She replied, “I am trying to catch up on life."
Fitness resolutions are a drag. Getting to the gym in January is cold, dark and tedious. So how can you improve your fitness without being so serious? I have decided that the solution is to “move like an eight year old."
As we approach the holidays, great focus is placed on generosity. For a mother, who is constantly giving, it can be tough to give more when you feel like you already give so much.
It's no secret that working women can pay a tremendous price for motherhood, from lost wages while on maternity leave to being passed over for promotions.
I recently came upon the story of Janice Dean, a meteorologist for the FOXNews channel and mother of two young boys. Janice’s story of working motherhood was particularly interesting to me, as she has Multiple Sclerosis (MS), a chronic disease that attacks the central nervous system, which is made up of the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves. My blog, the PRIMARY DILEMMA, is about diversity among working mothers and the challenges that they face. Janice’s story of managing working motherhood with MS, amplifies the challenges of work-family balance and I thought could teach us all something about ourselves. I spoke with Janice on the phone, and the interview was thought-provoking and inspiring. The following are lessons that all working moms can learn from Janice’s exceptional journey.
How many children do you have? One, two, three? In my case, I have four. I've always known that having more children adds complexity to any family and certainly gives a working mother more to juggle. But the findings of a recent study in Australia, called “Fertility and Labour Market Participation,” really got me thinking about the impact that having several children has on a mother’s career. The study demonstrates that women with ...
What does good look like? This is probably the most confounding question for a working mom. There are so many public images of women doing it all, looking great and seemingly at peace with the world. Working motherhood isn’t really like that. It is amazing but far from perfect. And each of us wears working motherhood in our own way.