Monday, October 25, 2010


I am away on a 3-day business trip. While I'm enjoying the peace and quiet that allows me to sit and write on my beloved blog after a two-week hiatus, I am also missing my family.

I woke up early this morning and missed their footepts, the smell of their hair, the chubby cheeks and the good-morning kisses. During the lunch break I wondered if they went to the park, and if they wondered where mommy was all day. During dinner I talked about them to my colleague who, fortunately, is the mother of triplets and shared her own stories of her children. And now I am sitting in my hotel room. It's their bed time and I'm wishing I was there to read them a story and tuck them in bed.

During the past few months, I've started to reach a balance that I was not feeling before. I am more centered. More at ease with being a mom. More patient and more in touch with who I am as a woman, professional and mother.

When I started this blog, I didn't really know what it was I wanted to accomplish. I just knew I needed to put what I was going through in words. I think I know now.


  1. I know exactly how you feel. This week I have to go out of town for two days. I'm going to miss my family dearly.

    I am so glad that you have found that balance. I am still trying to get there. Also I'm happy that you had your aha moment...I'm waiting on mine.

  2. Chanel, thank you for the kin words. Best of luck on your trip. I find that the balance cones and goes. Motherhood and work for me are an ever changing experience so I'm always doin the balancing act. I think it will definitely cone for you (and go away) many times.