This Fall, I celebrated my first anniversary of returning to work after becoming a first-time mother. Ironically, in the same month, I started a new job. In retrospect, it's not a coincidence. They say the first year is the hardest for significant life changes. It's a period of unknowns, new obstacles, and inevitable mistakes made along the way. And frankly, since I don't … [Read more...] about The Five Things I Learned In My Rookie Year Being A Working Mom
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This is a guest post by Dr. Laura Nathanson, author of The Portable Pediatrician. Most of the parents I see know full well that breast milk is optimal for babies. But does that really outweigh other factors? What if the mother is returning to work at four, eight, twelve weeks? What if she has inverted nipples or has had breast surgery, and suspects or has been told nursing … [Read more...] about How Important Is It, Really, to Nurse?
Have you ever been in a situation when you felt the walls of your life closing in on you; pressing against your hope, your faith, your peace? I know what that feels like. My family suffered a series of back-to-back blows. My son was diagnosed with autism on a Thursday, and the next day, my husband lost his job. We were pawning, scraping and doing everything we could think … [Read more...] about How Jasinda Wilder Saved Her Family’s Home Writing Steamy Romance Novels
Hopefully all of you have survived the first month of back-to-school! I am still in juggle mode, considering it's also the beginning of a new TV season for me on Dancing With The Stars. At school drop-off today, a mommy friend and I were dishing about the '40s, (it's hardly the new '30s, by the way) and she gave me some great advice at just the right frantic … [Read more...] about 40 and Free
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 … [Read more...] about An Exceptional Journey: Lessons on Working Motherhood from Janice Dean