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Best Advice for “Back to Work”

Posted by savannahkase on July 31, 2013 in Working Mom |

  When my (Family and Medical Leave Act unpaid twelve-week) maternity leave ended sixteen weeks ago (but who’s counting?!?), I looked everywhere for advice on how to cope with this major transition. I culled books, blogs (a great one is Nicola’s Life After Maternity Leave site) friends, and doctors (the Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington offers […]

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What It Means to Go “Back to Work”

Posted by savannahkase on July 29, 2013 in Advice, Working Mom |

A dear friend (thinking of you, Lisa!) returned to work last week, a colleague is coming back on Wednesday (can’t wait to see you, Liviya!), and a longtime friend has just left her job for maternity leave in anticipation of the imminent birth of her first child (hang in there, Jordana!), so I have been thinking […]

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The Bedtime-Story Version of My Fairy Tale

Posted by savannahkase on July 27, 2013 in Personal |

Why do they call those who believe in true love “hopeless romantics”?  As a proud member of that society, I think “eternally hopeful romantic” would be a better label. Once, seemingly a lifetime ago, I was a recent college graduate on my way to a three-month human rights law fellowship at the Centre for Human […]

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The Royal Baby & His “DIY Dad”

Posted by savannahkase on July 24, 2013 in Current Events, Mom & Dad Dynamics |

I shouldn’t need to excuse or apologize for my fascination with the British royal family; it seems to be a global phenomenon.  William and Kate, in particular, have a large following because they seem like “regular” people and are very relatable.  As ridiculous as it sounds, I have long felt a kind of kinship with […]

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An Unlikely Blogger

Posted by savannahkase on July 21, 2013 in Personal |

I’ll be the first to admit that I am an unlikely blogger.  I am an aggressively private person (a trait that some astrologers attribute to my astrological sign, Cancer II), so although I was among the first to join Facebook in 2004, I have only a few hundred friends and they are all people I […]

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