Why Changing My Name After Marriage Was Difficult

by Cherie Descorbeth Life

Cherie on Why She Had a Hard Time Changing Her Name After Marriage

If you’re a married lady, did you change your last name? And if so, how did you feel about changing your last name after marriage? Particularly in a time when so many people don’t go the old-school route of woman-takes-husband’s-name after marriage, the decision to change your name after marriage can be a complicated one. My dear friend Cherie (who previously talked … Read More

When you Know More than your Boss

by "N" Life

Astrophysics

Have you ever worked for a boss who knew less than you about your area of work? Or, how do you deal with a boss who knows nothing about the area in which you work?? (If you have any actual advice for dealing with a bad boss, please leave a comment!). My cousin N.* found herself in this exact position. (*She’ll be saying … Read More

On Hyphenating Names

by Anuja Oak-Mathur Life

Anuja Oak-Mathur on Hyphenating Names

Anuja got married! After getting married, Anuja decided to hyphenate her last name (Oak) with her husband’s last name, Mathur). If you’re interested in this kind of thing, read on to hear it straight from Anuja Oak-Mathur: Why I’m Hyphenating my Last Name…

Babywearing and Bedsharing: Why I Babywear and Bedshare

by Emily di Febo Life

Babywearing and Bedsharing

My friend Natalie, who previously shared her experience of being a mother and a teacher, introduced me to her friend Emily di Febo, a mother of two kids, a teacher of almost 100 high schoolers, and a self-described imperfect parent, who thought she was already the “perfect mother” — until she actually had her first baby, and discovered that parenting … Read More

Being a Stay at Home Mom Comes with Challenges

by Kelli Hrivnak Life

Kelli's Kids

There’s no denying that being a stay at home mom comes with challenges. Today, my amazing sister-in-law, Kelli Hrivnak (of Auptimist) shares part of her story of becoming a stay at home mom. When her twins Myla and Damian were born, Kelli went back to work (and was mostly telecommuting), but unexpectedly ended up becoming a full-time stay at home mom … Read More

Becoming a Stay at Home Mom is Life-Changing

by Cherie Descorbeth Life

Becoming a stay at home mom is almost as life-changing as becoming a mom in the first place.

Are you a stay at home mom? Getting to stay home with your babies is amazing. But, as my dear friend Cherie Descorbeth shared with me, “becoming a stay-at-home mom is almost as life-changing as becoming a mom in the first place.” I asked Cherie (who just transitioned from being a working mom for almost three years, to becoming a … Read More

Keeping Brains Active this Winter Gives Students Boost

by Larry Mager Teaching

Keeping Brains Active this Winter

Ed. note: This is a guest post by Larry Mager of ReadyBrain.net, for educators, teachers, and families.  Keeping Brains Active this Winter Gives Students Boost With winter and the holidays closing in, it’s easy for students to check out mentally. It can be especially hard for them to shake off the sloth of holiday breaks when it’s cold and dreary outside. This makes … Read More