Meg Bodden

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Raising Davis: Housework

I may be in the minority, but the truth is that I don’t take enormous pride in my home. I want it to be comfortable, clean and know where stuff is when I need it. If that stuff happens to be on the counter, stuffed in a drawer, an...

Raising Davis: Comparatively Speaking

Davis is two years, four months old. His conversation skills are excellent. His energy level is off the chart — and he is comfortable with wearing a diaper. Do I check all the schedules to make sure Davis is on track? No, not really, but when other moms tell...

Raising Davis: Budget Glance

Even with savings and pre-planning, Paul and I knew that if I prolonged my mat leave, we would be falling behind and incurring debt. Mind you, I felt pulled in two directions I was missing a part of Davis's first year but also loved my work. I'm in sales,...

Raising Davis: Thoughts from a Working Mom

6:05 A.M: I'M OFF and in the lead. Following Davis dad, Paul, I head for the shower, hoping Davis will give us a 20-minute head start. 6:20 a.m. All bets are off. Davis is up. There are lunches to pack, breakfast to be made, clean clothes to pack for...