Millions of educated, professional women temporarily leave their jobs to stay home and raise their children despite the hard work put into earning a degree and climbing the corporate ladder. So wouldnâ€™t quitting, even for a few years, kill a career? Not according to Monica Samuels and J.C. Conklin, who launched MomsNextMove.com, a new site in March designed to educate women on how to successfully leave and then return to the workforce because they have chosen to spend time with their children.
â€œPeople thought I was crazy to leave a salary and paid vacations to stay home with my child,â€ explains Monica, “But I had a plan, which is vital before you go storming into your bossâ€™ office to announce your departure. Thereâ€™s more to quitting than saying the words. Thereâ€™s strategy involved.â€ That experience inspired her book, Comeback Moms, written for moms wanting to resume their careers and thus the new website. Check it out and tell me what you think.
Forgive me, peeps for not blogging in so long….it’s been one of those weeks/months/years….I don’t have to tell you…work/kids/family/work/kids/family and oh yeah…ME!
Last night I FINALLY got to do something for me that was FUN and exciting and DELICIOUS — not to mention inspiring (Italy: here I come!). Kim Orlando, of TravelingMom.com and Beth Feldman of rolemommy.com organized an Italian cooking class at this funky loft in Soho (with these ADORABLE Italian chefs!) as part of a promotion to promote family-friendly trips by Select Italy, a customized trip planner that can set up whatever you want where ever you want in Italy: villas and apartments; guided walking tours, cooking courses, winery visits and fun stuff for kids (like painting frescoes!). Kim is hoping to customize/organize such tours…and she’s also looking for women bloggers.
I never realized how many cool woman bloggers are out there: one of my new fave sites is TodaysMama. Check out all of the above — and let me know what you think. And I PROMISE: I’ll be a better blogger.