Finding My Way to Balance 

Whether you’re a working mom, a stay at home mom or dabbling in the world of both, one thing is for certain – finding a balance between the two is hard. Perhaps you’re feeling guilty for overworking and not being home enough or you’re constantly chasing after a toddler and longing for parts of your pre-baby identity back; regardless, I think it’s common for moms to struggle with “doing it all”.  Read more

I, too, had a plan until life happened

Close to a year ago I did something that was so uncharacteristically like me. I quit my stable, well-respected corporate job with no promising plans in sight.

At the time, I felt like I needed to focus on myself, my health and my baby, who was only 4 months old; I needed to make my personal life a priority. The logical and rational side of me had a tough time remedying that decision, particularly because I had worked hard to get where I was professionally. I worked my way up the corporate ladder over the past 10 years trading in agency life for client side, pushing for promotion after promotion while going to grad school at night. Needless to say, quitting my job without a plan was not in my plan.  Read more

Participate in a MS Research Study & Make $150

📢 Callin’ all MSers in the Chicagoland area! Do you want to make an easy $150 just for sharing your story and experience with MS? I’ve partnered up with a market research group who is willing to compensate you generously for a 90-minute in-person interview this Weds, 8/2 in downtown Chicago.

Click here to participate and make sure you mention my blog “Well and a Strong with MS. OR, you can contact Sally directly at 267-705-6803 and reference Study S15873 and Well and Strong with MS.

Let me know if you participate and hopefully I’ll see ya there

Breastfeeding and MS

Breastfeeding is a pretty loaded topic in the world of moms. There’s a certain pressure to breastfeed since research suggests it’s better for your baby and what mom doesn’t want to give their baby the best? Plus, it seems like the natural thing to do since your body is physically producing exactly what your baby needs for potentially the first year of life. Read more