Work-Life Balance: Fundamental Disagreements – Part III

Monday, September 17th, 2012

If you haven’t read Part I and Part II, you might want to catch up to the discussion by going there first. My solutions? 1)      Ditch the dream (not the American dream, your dream). Tell our children that following your heart is pointless and unproductive (unless you are one of the lucky few who’s heart […]

Work-Life Balance: Fundamental Disagreements – Part II

Monday, September 17th, 2012

First read this.  The problem is I can’t seem to not buy it. Why? Health care coverage requires a job that offers affordable benefits. Jobs for creative, sensitive types are few and far between, which means that those individuals (like me) have no choice but to select careers that will provide a means to an […]

Work-Life Balance: Fundamental Disagreements – Part I

Monday, September 17th, 2012

I fundamentally disagree with the notion that as parents we should work in jobs that kill our souls, barely pay the bills, and simultaneously require us to bend over backwards to provide educational opportunities for our children beyond what is provided during the school day. My reasons? 1)      By working ourselves in jobs that do […]

Trashing the Zines

Monday, October 25th, 2010

I have come to the conclusion that at this point in my life looking at magazines is a defeating endeavor.  My house will never look like the cover of Country Home or Elle Decor.  All those fun crafts and activities to do with children I read in Parents magazine or Parenting will never get done.  […]

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