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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You want to be a happy parent—but your countless responsibilities make this goal challenging! Don’t lose hope just yet. I have a list of 15 things that keep you from happy parenting. Read through them. Be honest with yourself. Then let them go. Allow yourself to be a happy parent for your child—and yourself! Here’s a list of 15 things you should give up—and then watch your … [Read more...] about 15 Things You Should Give Up to Be a Happy Parent
Greetings #ModernMom readers! What’s more modern than a woman who knows her sports? It’s fun to be able to contribute to the sports conversation. Whether it’s at the dinner table, the boardroom, or an on-line chat. Here are some news and highlights to help keep you in the know this weekend. 4Stories …4Bits Unless you’ve been living in a cave, you’ve heard about Ronda … [Read more...] about #SportBits… Contribute To The Conversation
The Washington Post doesn’t have a Parenting section, although one might be as, if not more, useful than a Sports section. But there was an insightful, funny, comforting article about parenting recently in the Health & Science broadsheet. It was called “A Pre-College Snooze” (great title) and was written by mom Rebecca Lanning.Instead of cataloguing her son’s … [Read more...] about Are We Pressure-Cooking Our Kids?
There is a new book out with a title sure to spark parents’ interest: The Smartest Kids in the World. Doesn’t every parent hope - or believe -- that our kids are the smartest? The Washington Post calls journalist Amanda Ripley’s work a “fine book.” Smartest Kids explores, through three American exchange students, the educational systems in South Korea, Finland and … [Read more...] about “The Smartest Kids in the World” Probably Had Good Teachers