Archive for February 2015

Top 5 reasons why my career in finance was the best parenting boot camp

I spent most of my twenties in corporate and investment banking training programs, first as an analyst after college then as an associate after business school. At that point in my life, the only thing I ever imagined giving birth to was a spreadsheet. Now I have spent the last half of the thirtysomething years... Read more »

MBA Mom, 1974-2054

February 25, 2054. MBA Mom, of Chicago, IL died today after a brief illness. Born in upstate New York , she moved to the Chicago western suburbs in 2014 and after her retirement in 2040, settled in the city of Chicago and made it her home.  After starting her career in corporate finance, MBA Mom... Read more »

Wardrobe Malfunction: Finding Professional Attire Postpartum and Beyond

When I decided that it was time to resume the job search, for paid work that is, I knew I needed a new suit. These days my wardrobe consists mainly of worn New York Giants shirts and yoga pants. I bought my last suit almost 10 years ago. I still have it. It was the... Read more »

Why I took my 6 year old to the Chicago Symphony

A while back, I was thinking of fun, indoor winter activities in the city for my 6 year old so I started looking at the Chicago Symphony schedule. No, I am not crazy.  I actually did think an afternoon of classical music would be good for MBA Son. At least that’s what I initially thought.... Read more »

Sweet New Home Chicago

When I was 11 years old, I took my very first trip to New York City on a Girl Scout field trip to see the Radio City Christmas Show. I believe it is something every child should see at least once but I digress. The next day my uncle asked me about the trip. My... Read more »