What Does the Future Hold for my 17 Year Old?

What Does the Future Hold for my 17 Year Old?

Today I was hit by a time-marking truck. My son turned seventeen, he's in his last year of high school. It barely seems like I've been out of high school myself! In thinking back to the advice I got at his age, I would tell my son something different. There is no such thing as job security anymore, so choose to do what makes you happy. The job you want may not be in existence yet. Go to school to learn work ethic, keep your mind and options open for the future. Better yet, create the job you want! If you have children that will be or have graduated from high school recently, what Continue reading

Bringing Home the Bacon

Bringing Home the Bacon

I've been busy trying to build a couple of careers so I can go from "Mom with a Job" to "Career Woman with Kids." Lately I've felt as though I'm merging onto the Autobahn, pedal to the metal with barely enough time for a shoulder check. I've got to get there and I've got to do it as fast as possible. As I face my new career rush, I'm wondering how I'll maintain my personal and parental responsibilities, and make it through a divorce with my mental health intact. I've come to the realization that being able to "bring home the bacon, fry it up in the pan and never, ever let him forget he's Continue reading