4. You find yourself using your best toddler crisis management skills to calm down an angry coworker. "Sshhh, why don't we go and sit down over here and have a little snack. Do you feel better now? That's a good boy!"
We are bombarded with worries for ourselves, our careers, our children's futures, the state of the world. But, as parents, we are also given an incredible gift: The chance to once again experience the world by living in the moment.
Three years ago, I gave birth to my daughter. My first two thoughts were (1) I love her more than anything in the world, and (2) What will this mean for my career? Now, three years into motherhood, what I have learned is that being a mom offers me a whole new perspective on business.
There is no perfect one-size-fits-all way to manage the work-life-family balance, and anyone who tries to tell you different is either lying or trying to sell you something. That said, I do have a few shortcuts I've learned that help our family run a bit more smoothly than it might otherwise.
You can tell Meredith loved working at Today but chose to leave to spend more time with her family. As a mother, I applaud her. It's hard to leave a job where you are so respected and admired, but she recognizes motherhood is also an accomplishment.
As we head into Mother's Day weekend, it's a also good time to remind ourselves to filter out the "perfect mom" messages we get from the world around us. As Manhattan life coach Rebecca Rodskog tells her clients, ditch the "shoulds."
There is one reason, and one reason alone, that Kate Gosselin survived to dance her resoundingly terrible fox trot this week: she's a mom. Why all the sympathy for Kate and her mommihood -- especially when voters hardly show Pamela the same consideration?