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Summer… When Kids are Carefree and Working Mothers … Aren’t

OK.  Summer is almost here. I should be excited. I am excited.  I look forward to seeing my kids carefree, playing in the sprinklers, and determining that this is surely…

Left or Right – “Mom” is a Common Sisterhood

Just a few short weeks ago, Anne-Marie Slaughter wasn’t a household name.  But then this quite liberal, feminist-leaning, female leader in the public-policy arena said something so controversial – and…

What’s in a MOM: How do we do the mommy balancing act?

“The juggler in the circus,” “A stay-at-home mom in the business of raising successful children,” “COM (Chief Operations Manager),” and my favorite, “Your Majesty.” The above resulted when I asked…

“Later, Honey.”

Okay, I just realized: when it comes to my kids, I have to seriously curtail my use of the word “later.” I’m quite sure that many moms fall into this…

Appreciate Your Pastor? Yes or No?

I have been hearing about many celebratory days recently. In the last couple of weeks, I have heard about National Pancake Day, National Doughnut Day, Cow Appreciation Day, and the…

Don’t Miss Your Kids in All Your “God Projects”

I’m a project person. I like lists to check off and gold stars (even if they are imagined) placed on my jobs that are well done. As an author I…

Where’s a Hole I Can Crawl In and Die When I Need One?

Okay. Every working mom knows what it feels like to juggle the extra pressure of looking and sounding “together” professionally while frantically juggling 12 kid-and-family things in the background. I do,…

Where Are You Running?

Sometimes it seems like motherhood is a track-and-field event. We chase kids. We hurtle the conflicts life throws at us. We shot-put our bad attitudes out of our day (or…

A Day In the Life of a Summertime Mom …

Ah, summer. The kids have lots of play dates, the days are long and beautiful, vacations are on the calendar … and every mom with any kind of a job is…

The Ultimate Work-Family Dilemma: When Prioritizing Someone Else’s Family Affects Yours

Anyone who has ever had to rely on others to get something important done at work, knows the guilty panic of realizing that your go-to person has something big going…

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