From the category archives:

Worklife

The continuing quest for work life balance. And lack thereof.

You may already be at 50/50

September 25, 2009

In a fit of “I want to get to 50/50 and have a perfectly balanced life in which I work 30 hours a week, my husband works 30 hours a week, and we’re totally sharing raising the kids and maintaining the house” I ordered Getting to 50/50: How Working Couples Can Have It All by […]

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Frustrations of a working mom with sick kids

May 26, 2009

We made it through the Winter like champs. The boys didn’t get sick, I worked my part-time hours. Life as a working mom was as good as it gets (And by “good” I mean that I worked 25 to 30 hours outside of the home for a paying job where people say nice things once […]

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The continuing quest for work life balance. And lack thereof.

One seriously crappy week

February 14, 2009

Last night, Alec and I were trying to enjoy a romantic dinner at Cafe Cacao — a lovely chocolate-themed restaurant attached to the soon-to-be closing Scharffen Berger Chocolate Factory. We both seemed exhausted, frazzled, and just ick. Dinner was awesome. I had a delectable cocoa and chili powder filet mignon that I had been craving […]

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What does it really mean to “shop locally”?

December 9, 2008

After a redeye flight back from DC for Thanksgiving, our big morning outing was to walk to the local coffee shop while the boys rode their bikes (a wobbly bike and a trike). They set the pace on the busy sidewalk while we ambled along. At Caffe Trieste, they were content to split a bagel […]

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The continuing quest for work life balance. And lack thereof.

97. Update my linked in profile

June 20, 2007

Check. I updated my linkedin profile and just invited hella people to join my network. Do you read this site? Do you want to give me a paying job? What are you waiting for — let’s be linkedin bff’s?! But seriously, I have been suffering from a major career/identity schism since leaving my full-time job […]

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Pump it up

January 15, 2007

Since Julian never took a bottle, I was really scared into making sure Holden would take one, so he got one bottle each day since he was three weeks old (at least three times a week and no more than once a day). My best tips for pumping: Free your hands. Get the easy expression […]

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The continuing quest for work life balance. And lack thereof.

Join the Pumping Project

October 25, 2006

Look at this woman.  Do you look like her when you express milk for your baby? If so, please explain yourself. Once upon a time, we sat in a cafe with two other moms and started comparing notes about where we pump at work and where we have pumped. Here in California, our employers are […]

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