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What is your Mommy Guilt Telling You?

When my oldest son was born, I vividly remember holding him in my arms in the hospital and feeling myself changed as a person. Motherhood changes all of us, and while I expected the change in perspective, the softening of my personality, I wasn’t prepared for something else that tends to come with motherhood too – the guilt.

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Turn Your Passion into a Paycheck

Far too many people dislike the work they do. It doesn’t have to be this way. Yes, we all have an array of expenses to cover, but there’s no need to sacrifice your time and ultimately your happiness doing something you don’t love! Whether you work outside of the home and have a strong desire to be at home or you work from home and you don’t love what you’re doing, you can find that dream job that allows you more time with your family, a paycheck and great pleasure – or at least you can create it!

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Should You Permanently Extend Your Maternity Leave?

As I anxiously await the arrival of my 3rd daughter, I am beginning to recall the time when I first considered becoming a WAHM. The desire was very real, but I had no idea where to find legitimate work that I could do from home. Part of me was so torn because I loved my job in the hospitality field and being around people, but I had no idea how much my heart would ache when I found myself spending far more time at work than at home with my first born and second daughter. The experience of becoming a mother after being a working woman outside of the home can be very different for each individual. While most women are sure to take advantage of their company’s maternity leave policy, some find themselves anxious to get back to their work place while others begin to dread the thought. That little bundle of joy can be difficult to leave behind, even for a few hours a day. If you find yourself struggling to get out the door with your brief case instead of baby in hand, you may want to consider permanently extending your maternity leave.

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