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Friday is my last day of work at the office. Next Thursday, our road trip out to Iowa begins. And I will be a Stay At Home Mom, at least for a while.
I never really imagined myself as a SAHM. I worked all through college; I taught elementary school while I worked toward my graduate degree. I feel like I have been preparing for a professional career my whole life and now, at 26, I will be staying home with my little guy. Giuseppe and I made this decision when he decided to…Continue
What, exactly, is a professional wardrobe? Here in breezy SoCal, it's more about fashion and Ferragamos than pumps and pantsuits. And I can tell you exactly what it is NOT when you are hauling around gobs of baby weight: easy. It is the opposite of easy. I have never been a "full-figured" gal, and I can you one thing: it is hard to lose this baby weight. When your identity has always been a little tied into your body image,…Continue
I live in an amazing state: California. I work in a fabulous office. My boss is fantastic; he is very supportive of my role as a working mother. I take two quick breaks to express milk everyday: one midmorning and one midafternoon. And my husband brings in my baby, Paolo, each day at lunch for the baby's noontime meal. Which brings me to another fabulous perk of living in the sunshine state: Family Bonding Time. My hubby, Giuseppe, was able to take six weeks of partially-paid time off from…Continue