Tuesday, September 26, 2006

The family-friendliest company

LEGO in Enfield, CT has made Working Mother Magazine's 100 Best Companies to work for in 2006.

Another incentive to try to stay with LEGO when we're ready to move back to the states.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Parent's put their careers on hold

There's an interesting article in the Copenhagen Post about parents putting their careers on hold until their children are teenagers. I wonder if the U.S. is facing the same issues.

Lars and I are extremely lucky to work for a company that takes family so seriously. But it does make me nervous when we talk about the moving the U.S. I hear from friends and family about the lack of flexibility in the workplace and the hours a salaried employee is expected to work. I had no problems working 50-60 hours a week before Emma, but I just won't do it now. Spending time with my daughter is more important, no matter how ambitious I am.

Pacifer at 16 months?

Suddenly, one day, Emma started freaking out when seeing a pacifer.

"Den der" (that there in Danish) she yelled. "Den der, den der, DEN DER" as she melted into tears pointing furiously at the pacifer.

So, we've been giving her pacifers. She would have nothing to do with them before this. When I was breastfeeding and would have given anything not to be used as a human pacifer, she turned up her nose. Yesterday, she tried to fit two into her mouth at the same time.

Here I thought we had by passed the pacifer weaning quite nicely. Oh well.