Posts in category "Working Mom"

Working Mothers: Dad is More Than Capable

My husband, Peter, stepped away from his job last year and we took an uncertain leap, launching our 7-year-old part-time business and my writing career into a full-time gig. And while I am at peace with our decision, what rocked me the most was the guilt that I wouldn’t be the primary caregiver of our... Read more »

Parents You Should Know: High Fashion in the 'Burbs

There are noteworthy people all over the world and 99% of them usually never get any kind of positive recognition. Our mission at Parenting Without A Parachute is to honestly tell the story of parenthood. So why not visually tell the story? PWAP will now be featuring a photo gallery of parents you should know.... Read more »

School and the Shy Child

School and the Shy Child
Recently, my 3 and 1/2 year old hit a milestone that had me stressed out and worried: his first foray into the school system. This may seem like small time peanuts to some of our readers. I can envision someone patting me on the head saying, “Just wait until the teen years, dear, then you... Read more »
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Spring Cleaning: Home Office and Paperwork for Week 4 of the Simple Mom Challenge

This room has been a rotating mess since we moved into our new house last June. First it held all of our baby shower gifts, then all of the hand-me-down baby clothes from my sister, then it became my home office, then the keeper of all things paper! For months after Mr. C was born... Read more »

What Makes a Good Mom?

What Makes a Good Mom?
I’ve been reading a lot lately about how stay at home moms and working moms feel about motherhood and its duties. There are moms who choose to stay home, and moms who have to go back to work to survive. There are also moms who choose to go back to work because they want to,... Read more »

To Work or Not to Work: That is the Question

     Today, a job opportunity fell into my proverbial lap. It was like someone giving you a pet monkey. It seems kind of cool but you’re not quite sure what to do with it. I haven’t had a full time job in 2 and a half years, and I feel a bit rusty. I quit... Read more »
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When I grow up...

The question had been asked of me countless times. My parents, teachers, and even my friends seemed relentless in their quest to understand my deepest ambitions and translate them into a simple career goal. As hard as I tried, I just couldn’t answer their “what are you going to be?” question. I was 8. I dwelled on the matter.... Read more »