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Secret Life of a Mother

About 'having it all'

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Tolerance, where are you gone?

I used to be a tolerant person. Meaning that I was very much for full personal freedom. As long as you do not hurt anybody, then do what you want. That, of course, changed after I had kids. It changed... Continue Reading →

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Holidays with small children

I wanted to write this post for about a month now. But were too busy with the holidays. Or recovering from it. That pretty much sums up what holidays with small children are like... Yes, it is hard and stressful... Continue Reading →

What we are good at (and how we are bad at showing that)

I was reading an article about¬†Chantal Patel today. She is one of the few female partners at a lawyer company, which apparently has hard time keeping its female talents. According to her, many women get demotivated when during lunch or... Continue Reading →

The worst thing about having children aka nature is evil

There are many things about having a child that are not much fun (nicely said): sleepless nights, dirty diapers, crying, growth spurts, teething etc. But all of this can still be see as positive: it is how children develop or... Continue Reading →

What did I do before?

I can vaguely remember Friday nights before I got pregnant for the first time. I must have had plans, maybe even weekend trips. ¬†I went to bed past 3 am, because why not. Because next morning I could sleep in... Continue Reading →

Baby life stages that suck (for parents)

Babies are super cute, lovable creatures that invite you to cuddle them even if you try to resist with all possible forces. Especially if the baby is yours. However, certain parts of that first year are super sucky. So bad... Continue Reading →

Why “face time” is working mother’s worst enemy

I was a bit naive when I got my first real office job in 2007. I thought that what really matters is results, that good ideas and initiatives are always welcome. Girl (instead of boy, just for a change), was... Continue Reading →

About ‘Having it all’

For quite a long time, I've been a diligent reader of anything that discusses "having it all". I've managed to buy two Lean In books: one for graduates and one for non-graduates and have been religiously following Sandberg on the... Continue Reading →

What’s different second time around

Having my first daughter was an extraordinary experience, changing everything: my title (i.e. from non/mother to mother), priorities (from myself to my child), free time (from everything after work, to only when the child sleeps or I have a babysitter)... Continue Reading →

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