Seeking Self-Care: Balancing Our Children’s Needs with Our Needs

This afternoon I spent my lunch break taking my daughter to the doctor for a sick visit. I was grateful that the doctor could fit her in at the time I requested. When I returned, my co-teacher asked me how she was doing. I was grateful that she cared about my daughter—her former "student"—but I … Continue reading Seeking Self-Care: Balancing Our Children’s Needs with Our Needs

Social Comparison and Childhood Ping Pong Tournaments

Last week my husband started an online course in coding. As I listened in to the introductory portion of his class, I was so intimated by all the other participants—finance, researchers, startup founders—comparing myself (and, by extension, my loved ones) to others has always been a weakness of mine, and I'm still working on it! … Continue reading Social Comparison and Childhood Ping Pong Tournaments