I have a complicated relationship with social media. Sometimes I love it—I enjoy the creativity of posting, as well as keeping in touch with others. Other times, I get so mentally consumed by the downward spiral of social comparison—that person is more successful, that person is prettier, etc. Related to this, is that social media … Continue reading Keeping Social Media Out of My Mornings
In recent months, I've spoken to friends about their experiences switching jobs in order to have more time with family. One mom became an ESL teacher to have more regular hours. She used to work long days in the TV industry, never knowing what time her work day would be done. Another was a teacher … Continue reading On Career and Mommyhood
My first year in college I was pre-med. During that year I decided that I preferred to work with people to prevent disease rather than treat it. I also didn't like the idea of giving people shots (which my dad did as an allergist). So I set my heart on becoming a dietitian. During those … Continue reading On Career and Mommyhood: Introduction
My mom visited this past week for a few days. It was cool having her watch the baby. It certainly did take a load off. Also I loved seeing her cuz I love my mom! Having my first child far away from my childhood home has been an adventure. We certainly do lack the support … Continue reading A Mother’s Bond with Her Baby
One morning this week I woke up extra early to research online programs for a masters in early childhood education. About 20 minutes into my research my baby daughter woke up. It was hard to tear myself away from what I was doing (one of the challenges of being a new mom is doing things … Continue reading Staying Focused on Baby
In my recent Mommyhood post, I mentioned how hard it is for me to hear my baby daughter cry. One instance is when she is put down for a nap or bedtime and she cries before she falls asleep. Another time is when I have to put in her playpen and lock the gate, so … Continue reading A Baby’s Cry in Her Play Pen: I Want Out!
Yesterday my baby daughter turned 8 months old. Today I'd like to talk about the past 8 months. Being a mom is AMAZING for the following reasons (just to name a few...): raising your next generation, being in awe of EVERYTHING your little, precious one does, feeling super blessed that you found a life partner … Continue reading Mommyhood
This past Shabbat (Sabbath) was the first time I realized the impact that having electricity has on Friday afternoon—prior to when the Sabbath begins. I am often rushing before candle lighting—the time when Shabbat begins—trying to get ready 'til the last second. This past Shabbat was one of those times and I realized that if … Continue reading Electricity and Erev Shabbat