Archive for tag 'work life balance'

Back to Work

In October of this last year, I changed positions at my job. It was a huge change, but it has been amazing so far. My new position means that I am working directly with students, which is a dream come true for me, but it also means that I am working longer hours, I no […]

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Recently I have been feeling a little bit overwhelmed with . . . life. I know that sounds dramatic, but I truly feel that I have been going crazy trying to keep up with everything at work, at home, volunteer projects, etc. The problem is that even in the midst of feeling this way, I […]

Finding Balance

I knew it would be difficult to juggle work and parenting. But I didn’t expect that every day would feel like a rollercoaster of new challenges, and that most days I would have an overwhelming feeling that we weren’t quite doing enough for M. I’m constantly wondering if we’re exposing him to new experiences, if […]

New Year, New Adventure

In my younger years, I spent a lot of time working and building up my career. I was motivated and I really liked working. And it mostly paid off. I moved up and got positions that meant something to me. And then I got pregnant the first time and had a miscarriage. And something changed. […]

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I’m Choosing Calm

“Busy is a choice. Stress is a choice. Joy is a choice. You get to choose. Choose well.” – Ann Voskamp I’ve noticed lately that almost every single time someone asks me how I’m doing, my answer is a dramatic sigh and one word: “busy.” Mr. Garland and I both work full time, we attend church regularly, […]


Rejecting Mom Guilt

I went away on a 4 day, 3 night long work trip this past week, the longest one I’ve done yet. One of my coworkers who tagged along has a child close in age to D, and this was her first time away since her daughter was born. She missed her little girl terribly and […]

Confessions of a working mom

I’ve always heard of the “work/life” balance, but really never paid any attention to what it meant. My husband and I are both incredibly driven people, understanding of each other’s career ambitions and the sacrifices needed to get to where we want to be. But bringing a child into the equation is still throwing me […]

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