We’ve had a lot of snow and ice this winter. As I’m writing this, more is headed for the Philly area. But this past weekend was glorious for February, with highs in the 50s and a fair amount of sunshine both days. It was a brief glimpse of the spring weather that should be upon us within the next few weeks. In theory, the daffodils will be up within the month. I hop… read more »
There’s a certain narrative surrounding “telecommuting” that goes like this: moms who want a better work-life balance — which is code for “want to work less” — negotiate to work from home. Given that it’s a negotiation, the prevailing wisdom is that they should give up something: pay, prestige, advancement opportunities, etc.… read more »
We’ve got 50 degree weather here in suburban PA today, so the snow is melting at a rapid clip. I even saw bare ground yesterday! Granted, it was in a direct sunlight spot that was also near some trees (so the snow hadn’t fallen as think) but still. Progress! It may snow next week but we’ll deal with that when it happens. I was able to run outside f… read more »
I logged my time last week, Mon Feb 10- Sun Feb 16. As I’m asking numerous other women to keep logs for the Mosaic project, I figured I should join in the experience. I wish I could just put the spreadsheet up here but I can’t seem to figure out a way to make the formatting work.
Anyway, it was a full week, but showed a lot of the nuance inherent in a real life —… read more »
As the time logs come in for Mosaic, I’m seeing a variety of family situations and time (and life) challenges. Most women get enough sleep, which is why I found “June’s” situation poignant. I wasn’t pleased with my response to her biggest challenge, so I thought I’d put it out here for better ideas.
June is a single, custodial mother of 3 young kids… read more »