My Family: I am a thirty-something year old Harvard lawyer turned work at home mom. I have a wonderful family—my supportive husband and two adorable children, our talkative little boy (3.5) and our one year old girl. We also have two of the most entertaining, and poorly-behaved, terriers I’ve ever seen.
My Story: My decision to “mama track” my career was one of the hardest of my life. Before giving birth, I was an ambitious and promising associate for a Washington, D.C. law firm. But the birth of my son changed everything. I dreaded returning to work. Because I had worked so hard to establish myself professionally, though, I went back to the office after my maternity leave was over. I was miserable—leaving my son every day was agony. So after a lot of soul searching (and a little therapy), I decided to stay home with my son and practice law on a very part-time basis. Even though some days are hard, I couldn’t be happier with the decision. Now, I spend every day with my kids and share our crazy, funny, and poignant adventures here.
If you are interested in more of the story of my career and family, please check out some of my posts addressing the subject: