New Domesticity and Women’s Liberation

elena-lu /FoterRecently an article in the Washington Post by Emily Matchar called “The new domesticity: Fun, empowering, or a step back for American women” seems to have set off soem strong reactions from both working women and stay at home mother...

When The Goings Gets Tough, I Think Of My Grandparents

My dear hubby James called me on Wednesday right after lunch. I knew it was not going to be good because he normally doesn’t call me middle of the day, nor does he call me during the work day unless to tell me he is going to be working late. “Hey, honey, I...

Work/Life: Balance/Choice?

“Let me know when your entire life goes up in smoke: then it’s time for a promotion.” – Devil Wears Prada “No servant can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the...

Time to downsize the bookshelf

In my ongoing attempts at decluttering, now as I learn to juggle my toddler and newborn along with my SAHM lifestyle, has been very slow going. I have managed to toddler-proof the livingroom, organize the kitchen, but the one thing that I have a really hard time with...

My Past Life and New Endeavor

(untitled) by SportSuburban In my previous life, I had always worked. I worked as my father’s child laborer when I was young. I stepped into the working world the day right after graduation, which means I went to no celebrations or parties and got up early the...