In recent weeks I've written about missing the predictability of a desk job. How, as a full-time mom and a full-time preschool teacher, I yearned to be back sitting at a computer just getting things done. Well a couple weeks ago I received an opportunity to work for someone remotely and get paid for it. … Continue reading Does G-d Read My Blog?
This morning my mom made an innocent comment that the way my daughter was wearing her hair made her look like Audrey Hepburn. I felt uncomfortable with this, because growing up and to this day I struggle with social comparison, including with celebrities. I still remember learning in my late teens that magazines are photoshopped. … Continue reading A Photoshopped World, A Tormented Soul
This morning I had a stomach ache. My body tends to express stress in this way. And the past few weeks have been full of emotions—conscious and repressed ones—so my hurting tummy is no surprise. I had a tummy ache, but not only did I still have to go to work—as I'm used to as … Continue reading A Mommy's Tummy Ache is Different
Hello, Blogosphere A world I hold close and dearWhere I can openly express my fear, Without people looking at me queer.For if I tell it to a friendPerhaps that relationship would endIf they really knew what was behindMy cheerful face—a weary mind.And when I blog, I am unique, The words spoken are those only I … Continue reading Hello, Blogosphere
Previously I blogged about reducing my hours at my preschool job and wondering what I would end up doing instead. My intention was to have more downtime: for myself, and my toddler daughter too. And I do—that is, when I'm not training to become a water safety instructor in the evening. I guess I'm not … Continue reading My Current Work-Momlife Balance
When I was home all day with my daughter when she was a baby, I would at times feel burnt out. Now, when I spend time with her intermittently throughout the day— early morning, lunch break, and in the later afternoon and evening—I feel more energized when I am with her. We spend cherished time … Continue reading Finding Work-Life Balance as a Mom
I recently had a picnic outside with my daughter. I didn't bring my phone because I wanted to live in the moment and be fully present with my little munchkin. But then I felt bad when I couldn't take a picture to capture how sweet our venture outdoors was. I have felt this guilt many … Continue reading Living in the Moment in the Digital Age