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Worklife

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

Getting to 50/50 book review

October 10, 2009

Getting to 50/50 is very well-researched and chock full of data. In fact, if you were committed to the SAHM-life before reading it, beware, this book might have you throwing out your diaper bag for a laptop bag. I originally posed the question, “are you already at 50/50?” a few weeks ago. Here’s my nitty […]

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Organize LUNAFEST in your community

October 4, 2009

Do you have a little one in regular childcare just long enough that you feel like you could be working but not quite long enough to take on a “real job”? We have a brilliant idea for you: Spearhead a film festival in your neighborhood that benefits both your self esteem and your community. Bam. […]

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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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