DAY OFF

Work Life Balance – Personal Time Off

I literally winced submitting my PTO request. It is mid-November and have a ridiculous number of vacation days left to take before year’s end. I am an idiot. One might think that oodles of PTO would be a welcome bit of news, but I’m here to tell you that in my world, it is definitely not. All…

NOT the perfect mom

Not the Perfect Mom

“Mom, why are you crying?” asked my 13 year old. I was true. I was crying. In fact, I was on a bit of a jag at that moment trying desperately to conceal it from my family. His being confused was understandable, after all, it was Friday night (family night) and we were eating pizza and…

Babysitting. A Rant.

<RANT> The other day I was channel surfing and landed on The Real Housewives of New Jersey. This show slightly fascinates me. Because my husband is from Jersey and frankly, these ladies are the type that I would run quickly away from. The accents! The high heels! The get-the-f@ck-out-of-my-way attitude! They scare me. They really…