Kate Parish

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I am going to start my post with a confession. Each Tuesday night I watch the Real Housewives of Orange County (OC). It is usually pure escapism with some jaw-dropping shockers added to feed my addiction. However, a portion of the episode this week actually connected with something I experienced myself when I became a new parent. The newest cast member to the OC series, Heather and two of her girlfriends (not… Read More

One month prior to the birth of my daughter, Issa, who turned nine yesterday, I sat at the dinner table with my husband. We discussed the decision I had make: stay home or keep my full-time marketing communications position at an information technology company. Part of me wanted to stay home because excelling at my current position often required long hours and overnight travel. Even with a new baby at home, I… Read More