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{Live} How to Deal with Pinsecurity

June 10, 2012 in All Posts, Parenting

Hi. My name is Chrissy. And I’m a Supermom. (Did she really just say that?) Yes, I did.  And I’ll say it again. I’m a Supermom. There’s no Supermom Myth. I’m right here. I take care of my kids as best I can.  I take care of my family as best I can.  I take […]

{Live} Tips For Negotiating Your Maternity Leave in California and Elsewhere

May 1, 2012 in All Posts, Parenting

There are enough things to worry about when you’re pregnant, being bogged down with the intricacies of when and how you can take maternity leave – and whether you’ll get paid during that time – shouldn’t be one of them. I’m pleased to bring you The Facts About Maternity Leave, an article published in the Palo Alto […]

{Live} What Do Stay At Home Moms Do All Day

March 9, 2012 in All Posts, Parenting

When I was a working mom, I clearly remember asking the question over and over to my stay-at-home-mom friends, “What do you do all day?”  As if since they weren’t at work, they had oodles and oodles of time at their disposal.  The response was always, “Oh, you know, go to the park, make sure […]

{Live} Parenting | Finding Mary Poppins

November 7, 2011 in All Posts, Parenting

In Clueless, my own personal bible, Cher defends her high school virginity saying, “Well, you know how picky I am about my shoes – and they only go on my feet.” I can relate.  Not just in the realm of fashion, but in all aspects of my life – including finding the right child care. […]

{Live} Adventures Of A Working Mom Staying At Home: Weeks Three to Five

August 15, 2011 in All Posts, Laugh, Parenting

Looking back, Weeks One and Two were seriously hectic.  Luckily, we were on vacation for Weeks Three and Four. Even though it technically wasn’t a “vacation” vacation – more a visit home to the in-laws’ – it was wonderful to get away from our routine and put some distance between working life and my new […]

{Live} Adventures Of A Working Mom Staying At Home | Week One

July 11, 2011 in All Posts, Laugh

Well, I made it through my first official week as a stay-at-home mom. How did I fare in my new role? Day One The July 4th Holiday – not really my first day as a SAHM since we’re spending the day with the entire family. Red, White and Blue Cake Balls, Coconut Sprinkle Strawberries and […]

{Live} Quittin’ Time | 100th Post

July 5, 2011 in All Posts, Laugh, Parenting

Today marks the first day of my permanent weekend. {Last Day of Work Card lovingly addressed by Hubby} After our pirate party was featured five times (here, here, here, here and here), I joked that I would quit my day job to be a stay-at-home crafter, baker, toddler activity extraordinairess. Little did y’all know that […]

{Live} The Good Mother: Selfless or Selfish

June 20, 2011 in All Posts, Parenting

Most parents lashed out at Rahna Reiko Rizzuto when she confessed that she left her children in order to pursue her own dreams and find herself after five years of motherhood.  Readers practically flayed her on the stake, condemning her for choosing herself over her children.  Was it really necessary to accuse her of being “worse than Hitler“?  Does […]