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Secret Life of a Mother

Irony and whining about 'having it all'

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 →

7 things that prove Christmas is better once you have children (+ 2 proving it also gets worse…)

One thing that changes with having children is Christmas time. The whole waiting time including. Actually, including post-Christmas as well. The good thing is that most of these changes are simply wonderful. Most of these changes allow finding the inner... 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 →

What to do with this tiny being? Favorite blogs.

For some reason many people describe life with a tiny baby as a horrible nightmare. There is no time to shower or even go to bathroom! There is definitely no time to eat. You will be happy if you will... Continue Reading →

Literature: baby manuals reviewed

Like many others, I have read a ton of baby -related books and some were more useful than others. Everybody is looking for a manual how to operate this little being, but the truth is that there is no one... Continue Reading →

How does my day with 12 week old look like

6 weeks ago I wrote this post on how a day with a 6 week old looks like. Now baby V is double as old, nearly double as heavy and more than double as smart as back then (evaluated by... 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 →

Baby friendly fitness – my first experience

My baby is 8 weeks today and I (not the baby, me) have reached a milestone: got a green light from my doctor to start seriously exercising. It seems I was a bit conservative in my ¬†approach to this. At... 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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