It’s official – I’m a city commissioner! This week I was sworn into the Livonia Historical Commission and will serve a three year term to promote the events and activities at Greenmead Historical Park (and hopefully make it more profitable). With Sam’s birth only weeks away it can seem a little crazy to take on … More Stepping Up
I’m not the mom I thought I’d be. I’ve determined it’s impossible to really understand parenting until you’re parenting. I think the hardest concept to comprehend is that you’re starting from literal nothingness. You can see a kid at a store and have thoughts how you’d improve that child’s behavior in the moment but it’s … More Parenting Rules?
I was at a networking event yesterday and a fellow working mom asked how I handle work/parenting balance. My quick quip was that I don’t. It’s true but not helpful, so I elaborated. I have not figured out balance – I don’t know if it’s possible. I work a lot, I have other responsibilities on … More My Cure For Mom Guilt
I don’t think work-life balance exists. I think you do the best you can, when you can. Being a working mom isn’t easy but I think it’s good.* I want Lucas to have a strong work ethic and – hopefully – he’ll learn valuable lessons from seeing me work. Nevertheless, I know that he hears … More Balance
One of my favorite things to do is cook but I haven’t been able to do it much since Lucas was born. Now that he’s older, I’m getting back into the kitchen and bringing him with me. This week we took the apples from the orchard and made apple butter and apple rhubarb pie. Lucas … More Baking with Baby
Life is in top gear these days. We are moving full (time working and parenting) speed ahead with the kitchen and should be completely done by next week! Lucas’ first ear infection has slowed us down a little this week but thankfully he’s in good spirits and on the mend! Collins and Murkowski are prime … More Fast Four
Before Lucas was born I read 0 pregnancy books and 1 parenting book (but it was well before I started thinking about having kids and for cultural enrichment). That is to make a clear preface that I am no expert but I took cues from the ladies in my life (in person and on the … More Motherhood: Breastfeeding & Weaning