Raise your hand if you raise your hand too much.
When I turned 50 earlier this year, I picked 50 people I truly enjoy and invited them to a party. I got a tattoo, as something different. And… I became more focused on what I truly want.
I’ve returned from a great spring break trip to Chicago — where I hosted a Choice Moms networking event — and Wisconsin Dells with my kids. My notes from the Chicago event will be coming soon. In the meantime, here is one of the women we met, with a powerful spirit….
In September 2010, we were discussing the importance of a support network on this website — and how flexible we sometimes need to be about who we think we can count on. I featured this post from a woman who, accidents of timing, lost most of her support… after she found out she was pregnant with twins… shortly before she lost her job. Let’s revisit her story now.
This is the kind of story we are always afraid can happen — tends not to in this era — but has.
It’s been difficult in this economy for single women to retain their jobs before and after motherhood. As a recent Choice Mom discussion board conversation revealed, we are a remarkably resilient community!
We kick off our March focus on "conscious conversations" with this wonderful response by CNN’s Jessica Ravitz to a Huffington Post commentary speculating why women like us are not married.
A young law student, proactively planning ahead about eight years, asked women on the discussion board for their views on her plan. Here’s what she wondered…
It is always surprising to me how often I seem to be in a state of revising my plans. I meant to grow up, meet my prince, get married and have kids. I really did. It just didn’t work out that way.
This priceless — and honest — gem from Cathi about being the single mom to a newborn comes from the archives of the Choice Moms blog, and I wanted to re-offer it to our new moms. Well, I started back to work yesterday, and if I thought I was tired BEFORE, man, it’s going to…