Tag Archives: work-life balance

Stretched, stressed, and seeking solace

You ever have one of those moments when someone holds a mirror in front of your face and you see, really see for the first time a reflection of your life. Well, I had one of those moments last night. … Continue reading

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Nanny poachers

I see you, chick. With your Petunia Pickle Bottom bag, your extra latte for our nanny, and your eyes brimming with, what you hope, is genuine friendship. You stalk the nanny, following her with greedy gaze as she pushes my … Continue reading

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Winners never quit? Not so sure about that…

Our three year old hates soccer. Really. Hates. It. And we’re considering letting her quit. Week after week, we’ve watched as missing a kick or drill sends her shrinking inside herself. She crumbles and crouches low on her ball, often … Continue reading

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There’s always another train

Yesterday, the bus doors slammed in my face and pulled off before I could get on board. My family quickly regrouped, put on coats, jumped in the car, and got me to the train station. I raced up the platform … Continue reading

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Blood from a turnip, water from a rock

Whenever we whined of teen drama that we just HAD to set right my best friend’s mama would always say to us “well baby, you can’t squeeze blood from a turnip or water from a rock.” It has taken growing … Continue reading

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An authentic life

A long time ago, I made a promise to myself to live an authentic life. To look within and ask the tough questions, get quiet and listen for the answers, and move toward my own truth…no matter how uncomfortable. My … Continue reading

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When life hands you lemons…

My outlook is a lot sweeter this morning. After all, I am FINALLY getting some rest after helping our household recover from the stomach flu. It was a battle that included getting puked on repeatedly by my poor sick kiddo. … Continue reading

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