Back to School Reflections by Susan Shifay Cheung


I hated going back to school when I was young, so, it’s not surprising to hear my kids groan, as they count down the hours. I’m sure at the start of summer you had good intentions of doing a host of fun and useful things with your kids–impromptu road trips, teaching them how to cook, knit or play chess, building the ultimate Star Wars model out of cardboard and construction paper, mom and daughter manicure and pedicure evenings, and going through any worksheets they’ve missed, so they’re ready to hit the ground running on their first day back. Did you…

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Is Summer stressful for working moms?


My colleague Terre and I have a great friendship and can banter about our similarities and differences in a fun way that allows us to be ourselves.  I value our friendship.  I must say when I read her last couple postings on how moms should “relax this summer”, well, I thought that was great….if you’re Terre:)  I wrote the following and she encouraged me to post it asap.  What if you’re working and you don’t necessarily have that same level of flexibility?  Let’s get a few things straight.  Every Mother is a Working Mother.  I get that.  We have cute…

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