Welcome to the Pot Simmers! The Pot is what I make a habit of stirring; the Simmers are to make you think. I am always researching some topic or other, and finding all sorts of good articles on various topics. Some of them I share to social media, usually with a tibdit of my own. But sometimes, there is simply too much of an influx of articles to share. At the same time, they are often very insightful reads, and I know there are at least a few of my followers who gain something by them. This is my effort to continue sharing them, but yet presenting them in a condensed format so that they are not cluttering up social media feeds unnecessarily. Each post will feature a different topic, with a collection of links all on that subject. Always enjoy learning!
One of the biggest chapters in the “mommy wars” – SAHM’s versus working moms. It’s like people want to compare and say that the grass is greener on the other side – when really, it’s the same grass. Both sides have pros and cons, and one side may be better in some areas but it’s worse in others. Working moms should be allowed to vent – and so should SAHM’s.
Things I’ve done today: started a new book edit; networked with colleagues and clients; updated various social media (for marketing); scheduled posts for both social media and blog; coordinated other projects; did mentorship counseling with women who need it; managed medical appointments for a special needs child; and much more. Yes, my kid is in school, but I am by no means lying down and relaxing all day.
When your job is focused on sharing your life experiences, it’s easy to allow that to bleed over on those around us. After all, if we open our own lives to the scrutiny of the Internet, wouldn’t that naturally include those around us? Only, maybe it shouldn’t – not so openly, or at least, not without their input.
Momming is hard work, and exhausting. By the end of the day, most of us are ready to crash – yet, after the kids are in bed, we still stay up, losing precious sleep hours. Why do we do that?