Working Parents

Can You Please Retrieve My Bagel From Under the Bed?

March 21, 2012

I don’t normally eat anything found under my bed. The vacuum cleaner can only reach so far. I also have two house cats, and that’s where they go to get a little R-and-R from my three kids. Plus I do have a kitchen stocked full with food found in usual places like the fridge or […]

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A Mother to Mother Conversation With Mayim Bialik

March 5, 2012

“…neuroscience and developmental neurobiology and psychology support a style of parenting that fosters healthy dependence. It’s simply biologically true.” We know of Mayim as Blossom, the Mayim who earned a PhD in neuroscience, Mayim as Amy Farrah Fowler in the hit TV series, Big Bang Theory. She adds “author” to her impressive list of titles with […]

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Attempting to Write

August 15, 2011

This past week of July has been filled with a great darkness. I have finally tried to write from home in a serious way. This was my plan when I left my job at 6 months pregnant. I would relax throughout my pregnancy and then begin my journey in freelance writing once I was comfortable […]

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AP on the Road

February 24, 2011

My 22-month old daughter zooms around the living room like an airplane, making whooshing noises. “Mama!” she says, “Whoosh!” “That’s right, honey, Mama’s getting on an airplane soon. But I’ll be back in two days, OK?” “Uh-huh,” she smiles, and hugs my leg tight. She knows I’ll come home, and that I’ll miss her terribly […]

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Shifting Your Paradigm (or at least your shower time)

June 3, 2010

Nothing rocks your world quite like becoming a parent. Many of us had not yet mastered the art of taking care of ourselves when we became responsible for another little being. With the coming of new responsibilities is the “going” of our old way of doing things. Some pieces of our old lives are hard […]

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Finding an AP-Friendly Caregiver

March 18, 2010

The Sitter Who Cried “Ferber” An acquaintance of mine recently shared a horror story about leaving her five month old baby with a sitter for a few hours. The sitter was auditioning for a role as a permanent nanny, because the mother will return to work soon. An hour into her outing, the mother started […]

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Brain, Child’s Pep Talk for Moms Returning to Work

January 19, 2010

For obvious reasons, I don’t intend to share all the details about my process of going back to work on API Speaks. I have wrestled with the choice to work or not work since my first baby was born over three years ago. I always knew that I wanted to be home with my babies; […]

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Separate but Attached

September 18, 2009

I slipped into the apartment at 5 pm, kicked off my sandals, and looked around.  “Where’s the baby?” I asked my husband. “She’s in the crib.  She cried herself to sleep.” My heart froze.  “She did what?” He looked as  uncomfortable, unhappy, and upset as I felt.  “She cried from the moment you left until […]

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