going back to work

When Jonah was born, I had the privilege of being able to stay home with him for a year before returning to work.  Initially, I chose to have a full time nanny come for a short time (an old story about her here). Eventually, however, it made more sense (financially and scheduling wise) to have him go to a local daycare. It ended up being the best decision ever as Jonah thrived in a setting with other children. (I attribute his early talking and social skills- at least the ones he had until he turned 8 and learned how to do an armpit fart- to daycare). While this was the right move, ...Read More
Despite the fact that Oprah swears by it, and the rest of the world drinks the same Kool-aid too, I’ve never been entirely convinced that there is a “seeeeecreetttttt!” While I’m all for “living my best life,” finding the time to motivate and go after what I want is a challenge in and of itself…. Um, which is why I could actually benefit from a self help/ find your inner blah blah blah book altogether…. After sharing a slew of anxieties with a friend, she suggested I read Eckhart Tolle’s “A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose.” She told me it will take some time to get in to ...Read More
I know kids get sick, but come on!!! For 6 weeks- SIX WEEKS!!!- Baby-Ko’s  had a nasty unexplained virus that’s come and gone, ebbed and flowed, and disappeared and reappeared. This past Monday, my happy baby who’s cough I thought was just “residual”, went from point a to point sick within hours. Since Monday, we’ve had a trip to Urgent Care, a trip to the ER and a trip to the doctor. The diagnosis: a bad virus and a sinus infection. He seems to be getting better, but the frustration and sadness of listening to a 13 month old snore (when they’re awake) because they can’t blow their nose and ...Read More
I had just had a busy day at work, dropped off/picked up baby from day care, put baby to sleep, sent out bills and washed bottles… As I sat down to finally catch my breath and inhale the world’s most fattening tostada, I looked over to T-Ko who was digging into his tostada with one hand and controlling the remote with the other. All of a sudden I felt like such an adult. Not sure what it was but it hit me. Excited by the feeling of being a real adult in a real marriage with someone I really love, I started to make small talk about my day.“… so then,” ...Read More
For the first time in 12 months, I know what day it is. It’s Wednesday. My third day of work, Baby-Ko’s third day of day care, and my third day of some serious constipation. (Wait, that’s a whole other issue). Anyway, the point is, it’s been quite a week already and my mind is racing with all sorts of things… I am happy to announce that I’m now a full time writer/ producer at MomLogic.com. I have been a “network affiliate” with them with my blog but now I’m actually working there. First of all, returning to work has been a hell of a lot easier than I thought, not only ...Read More
Well, tomorrow’s the BIG DAY… I start a brand new full time job and Baby-Ko starts day care (full time). It goes without saying that it will be a week of adjusting and transition. I’m going to do my best tomorrow not to cry when I drop off Baby-Ko. In fact, I might take this picture with me to keep me smiling…   I knew this kitchen was worth it….
It’s just too apropos… I’m sitting here in my pajamas, sipping cold/old coffee, writing this post, listening to MBMB (that’s: My Boyfriend Michael Buble) on The Today Show, on the phone with yet another customer service rep, waiting for the sound of Baby-Ko to come over the monitor, wondering if I will have time to take a shower (and maybe pluck an eyebrow or two) AND do some research on child care….. I’m kind of a mess. For weeks now, I’ve toyed with the idea of changing my blog name…. wanting to find a title and name that really summed up the essence of who I am…. All these thoughts swirled ...Read More
It’s here. The week that I’ve been dreading for almost 11 months…. On Tuesday, Baby-Ko will go in in for a minor, but necessary procedure in which he will have to “go under.” It is minimally invasive and fortunately out-patient. But obviously, as a new mommy (or any mommy for that matter), the idea of your child undergoing surgery is terrifying. On top of the surgery (and an ear infection we’ve discovered he has too… poor guy!), I’ve also been a little stressed as I’ve come to the realization that staying home full time with the baby is just not that feasible anymore. So trying to wrap my head around ...Read More
Lately, I have been thinking about going back to work. But with a baby, there are so many factors to consider. I can’t “just write” because, well, I can’t ” just get paid.”  I can’t go back to working in reality television because I worked 12 to 18 hours a day.  And I can’t get a “real job” in finance or something like that because, well, I studied Acting in college.  I’m not screwed, I just need the RIGHT job (that gets me out of my sweats and tank tops and into normal people clothes again) to come along.  Well, I got this email today and while it’s greatly different from ...Read More