Archive for February, 2009
If you are a working mom, with any age kid at home, a subscription to Working Mother magazine is definitely worth your time and money. It’s not like many of the parenting magazines that we’re through with by the time we’re done with maternity leave. It grows with you and is multifaceted. I’ll be recommending other magazines and links in this blog on a regular basis as well.
At DolceVita Woman, I am so happy to announce that my book, My Mommy’s on a Business Trip, was chosen as Working Mother’s Top Pick for Children’s Books in this Feb/March issue. And no, the plug above isn’t because of the review – I really do find the magazine helpful! What are your favorite sites or magazines? Which ones keep you sane, offer relevant tips, and don’t talk to you like your biggest passion in life is staying up until 2 am making cupcakes for the school party? Any submissions will be aggregated and posted here. Let’s share the wealth and help promote those who serve us!
I had a conversation today with a girlfriend who is one of the most conscientious moms I know. We were talking about one of her kids who is showing some signs of a slight developmental delay – nothing serious and nothing that can’t easily be addressed. While this woman is a proud corporate warrior as well as a proud mom, she asked me a question that strikes at the heart of every working mother I know. She asked me if I knew of any research that correlated developmental delays with the type of care children receive – from a stay-at-home-mommy, nanny, or daycare center. It was a chilling question, ripe with guilt. What I told her was that when my kids have had to have therapy for minor delays, the other moms waiting in the lobby with me were stay-at-home-moms, so I didn’t think it made one ounce of difference.
Why do working mothers do this to themselves? I am guilty of it as well. Guilt over work, guilt over not spending enough time with my kids, guilt from wanting some alone time every once in awhile. Meanwhile, my kids are happy, healthy, well adjusted kids who are thriving in their daycare centers!
What do you feel most guilty about? Do you think it’s a bit self-inflicted or really worthy of some genuine angst?
Our Mom Story of the Week is from Christie Arseneau, recent winner of our Road Warrior contest and a copy of our new book, My Mommy’s on a Business Trip. Here’s an update on Christie’s latest adventure:
So, here is the conclusion of my trip to Michigan last week. I was in Muskegon, thinking that I could catch the earlier flight but ended up staying as the work with the client went just a little too long to catch that flight. That was OK, I figured I still had a seat on my normal flight. When all was done, and I was at my “bingo-fuel” time (pilot speak – the point at which a pilot either has to continue on to their destination or turn around and go back to where the nearest airport – either you “go” on or you “no go” and turn around to go back) and I had to go. Read More→