stay at home mom

The mother’s ‘guilt cyst’

May 19, 2015

I suspect that for nearly all women, soon after our first-born makes the exit out of our bodies and into the world, a “guilt cyst” begins to grow inside us — metaphorically speaking, that is. When my first child was born, I quit my job and became a stay-at-home mom. That decision came as a […]

Read the full article →

I never worked harder to stay-at-home

June 14, 2013

I wish I had known how much I would love being a mother. How could I have anticipated the depth of this love? My heart opens with wonder when I watch my 18-month-old son lift his arms, snap his fingers, and gently sway to music. Any music. We could be in the check out line […]

Read the full article →

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; […]

Read the full article →

Mellow Monday?

August 24, 2009

This past May, I instituted Stay at Home Mondays at our house as a way of easing into the work week and my husband being gone after the weekend. We’ve been missing them lately. We went on a trip, then my husband was out of town, then I got a kidney infection. These were my […]

Read the full article →