Over the past 10 years, I have:
- Been an unmarried woman working in the Financial Industry in NYC
- Been a newlywed working in a bridal salon after NYC layoffs
- Been a pregnant married woman working with a fashion designer in NYC
- Been a SAHM to 1 kid
- Been a SAHM to 2 kids under 2 years old
- Been a blogging SAHM in the suburbs
- Been a WAHM mom in the suburbs, counting down the seconds until my youngest is in full-day school (only 6 months to go!)
These are a lot of changes for one decade of one woman’s life. Some times are harder than others, some are easier. Ups and downs, downs and ups. Technology business, fashion, boring phones, smartphones.
There are a couple of things I learned from all this experience.
Number One is that babies are just like SmartPhones.
Back when my husband was busting tail to make a name for himself in his career, he was totally single, then with just me – someone who understood what it means to invest long hours so that in the future it wouldn’t be so bad.
I’m trying to establish a new career as a professional writer now as a mom and wife and homemaker, with all sorts of demands on me and expectations of me. That, in itself, is frickin’ tough, man.
I’m starting to suspect my kids are trying to sabotage my newfound career. Today you can find me on InThePowderRoom explaining why I think so, in “My Kids Want to Barf on My Career.” I gotta know: do your kids do the same thing? Come on by and tell me over at InThePowderRoom!