All posts tagged: motherhood

working parents

must see this week #3: the many personas of working mothers

Apologies, readers.  I meant to publish this days ago, but I got hit with a really terrible case of good ol’ Influenza and I’ve been in bed for four days.   Enjoy this next recommendation.   Working Mothers by photographer Alice Proujansky http://aliceproujansky.com/a/working-mothers/   While looking something up at work, I stumbled upon a photography project that blew me away and touched me so much that it made me choke up.  Alice Proujansky has an ongoing project on her site called “Working Mothers.”  Without words, it shows just how many personas are wrapped up into one working mother.  Working mothers have to be powerful and articulate enough to present in meetings, yet flip the switch at any given moment and kiss boo boos, clean vomit, nurse fevers, and buy diapers.  They have to maintain an air of professionalism yet also dash away to private places to hook pumps up to their breasts to nourish their babies. I struggle every single day with trying to understand how a full-time working mother could ever find balance.  I think about …

best and worst

It was a good week.  A VERY good week.  I wish every week could be like this past week.  I feel like a very lucky girl. BEST A drowsy, rainy Saturday morning…a hot cup of coffee…a quiet house…a sleeping baby on my chest…and reading my current book (The House at Riverton by Kate Morton). Having my mom here for a few days this week to help me with a big house project.  Included in that would be stopping for a break to play the “Where’s Anderson” game. Including our first harvest in one of our dinners: arugula!  The brown mass, vegan citrus spareribs by Vegetarian Plus, is actually quite yummy.  Pardon the bad cell phone picture. After many rainy days, finally getting back out with my peanut. We went for a walk on the Minuteman trail in Lexington with my friend and her two little girls.  A big surprise?  We saw a horse! Having tea,  bruschetta, and other veg munchies with my mom while discussing life and this wonderful article on creating time to change your …