Category: Working Moms

I Am A Sandwich

My generation is frequently referred to as the sandwich generation, with one generation of small children at home, responsibility for caring for ailing parents, and the need to work full time in the face of pensions that have long gone by the wayside.  Right now, I am a sandwich.  I am THE sandwich stuffing in…
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Sometimes I Just Fire On The Cylinders I Have

Sometimes my life is really, truly overwhelming.  This week is one of those weeks.  I’m in the process of getting my dad moved to a different place to live because his condition has declined rather quickly.  While I’m doing that, we’re working on engaging hospice.  I’m also working with my daughters on a Girl Scout…
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Trust- It’s a Fragile Thing

One of my children is getting a lesson in trust this week, but really I think that this applies to so many things in life.  Trust is easy to gain, but almost impossible to regain once lost.  I know that I have the tendency to want to trust people and believe in them.  When someone…
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Some Days Mommy Needs A Drink

There are some days that the stress level drives me to want to leave the room, leave my children behind, work behind, and just go hide under the nearest desk.  Seriously, some days mommy needs a drink.  Today was one of those days.  My oldest is supposed to be working on a significant project.  Since…
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Just Another Typical Day

Sometimes people look at me like I live in a circus, or something when I tell them about my life.  You can be the judge of that.  Today was just another typical day.  I got up, and worked out.  I went to work, and juggled balls in the air, and nudged people and work along.…
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Take Time to Flood the Bathroom

Tonight when I came home, I headed straight for the bathtub.  Knowing that I likely was going to have a parade of kids coming through while I was in there, I decided to fill the tub with an egregious number of bubbles, and hop in.  Sure enough, I had all four kids in there at…
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To Working Moms of Small Children

  ~by Haley Lynn Gray~   One of the big boulders in my life is the fact that I have four young children. They are my pride and joy. They are also a royal pain in the butt sometimes. Last night at dinner, my 12 year old daughter finished off her cheese sauce, and was…
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Changes are Coming

The other night, I was at dinner with my two sons and husband.  My younger son told me that when he grows up, he is going to stay home with his children, and his wife is going to go to work.  Needless to say, I was completely intrigued.  So, I turned and looked at my…
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