About Me

I am a newly remarried mom working full-time in the legal department of a large corporation while raising an active eight year-old (Pumpkinhead) and a little one, Baby J. I started this blog to chronicle my journeys attending law school part-time at night but ended up getting sick, getting divorced and deciding to put my kid and my health first.  In a better place now, I have returned to part-time law school in an unconventional format, approaching it more as a graduate degree.  Liberal, proud Episcopalian, feminist, pro-immigrant, pro-choice, all about social justice. My blog covers dating and sexuality as a single parent, life working full-time and going to law school at night while raising kids, and my struggles with peripheral neuropathy following gastric bypass and with fibromyalgia. This blog contains personal commentary (sometimes too much!) and in no way reflects the views of my employer or my law school.

You can e-mail me at ptlawmom at g mail.


This is a personal blog. The views and opinions expressed here represent my own and not those of the people, institutions or organizations that I may be related with unless stated explicitly. My thoughts and opinions change from time-to-time as I mature and develop new ways of thinking regarding the issues about which I may write. This blog provides only a snapshot of the knowledge, views, and opinions that I may hold at a particular moment in time. My feelings and thoughts are, of course, evolving daily. The things I write may also not be my full and complete feelings on any matter for various reasons. Feel free to e-mail me if you’d care to know more.

My blog includes links to other sites/blogs operated by third parties. These links are provided for the purpose of convenient access to the information and/or opinions contained therein. I am in no way responsible for the content of any other sites or any products or services that may be offered through those sites. In addition, any comments I may make about the legal field, law school, or lawyers in general are my own personal and biased opinion. In fact, all comments I make are my personal opinion and you’re welcome to stop reading if you don’t like them. I reserve the right to block IP addresses and to refuse to post comments that are rude or mean. This is my personal blog, not a forum for hateful posters (particularly regarding comments on immigration and WLS). Thanks for your respectful interaction.

15 thoughts on “About Me

  1. I went to law school pt with a full-time job and 2 young children 15 years ago. I won’t post more, but email me if you want to.

    Main advice: You may be able to achieve a lot and help your family and yourself, which is great and very rewarding and fulfilling. But remember to take every second you can for your family. You will never get that time back. Work will come. You will enjoy it more if you keep putting your family first (never easy, but do it anyway). It’s a long road, pace yourself.

  2. Hey, I’m an Episcopalian too! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I can’t believe you work full time, have a family and go to law school. I know we just meet, but I’m so impressed with you.

  3. I had a horrible feeling I wrote “meet” instead of “met”. I thought about it before I went to bed, and I couldn’t sleep! I will have to become a better editor.

  4. Would like to know how you get along with training iListen. I as many others, have abandoned it. Please read the reviews posted on the Apple Store Web Site. And our blog at inetsynch.podbean.com for additional reviews of iListen.

    Best of luck with your studies and health issues.

  5. I stumbled across your blog and it has been like a breath of fresh air. I work as a paralegal and I am the mother of a two year old. I am also applying to law school currently, so it is very helpful to read over your entries and be able to have some sense of what is in store. Thanks for blogging!

  6. Hey! I’m not a single mom, but I am a married mom who went to law school part time at night and I, too, am on a break. And I, too, am thinking about not going back. I just ran across your blog and plan to spend more time reading and catching up. Looking forward to getting to know you better!

  7. Hi, I came across your blog a while back. I’m a single parent working full-time too! I, however, am only in my undergrad for Legal Studies at UCF. My goal is to make it to law school and more likely than not, I too, will be going to a part-time program. I really enjoy your blog, whenever possible, please check mine out at:


    Thanks again! :smile:


  8. Hello, I am in my forth semester of college with the intentions of going to law school in the future. I am 29 years old and married to a very supportive husband. We have two children, ages 9 & 6. I decided to go to school a little later once they became a little more self reliant. I pretty much did things backward in my life, being raised in the more economically challenged side of town; I did not have any good role models to which would encourage me toward an educational path. Therefore, I had to learn a lot about life and myself before I finally realized I deserved the right to follow my dream and to have an education as much as anybody else. I wanted to thank you for putting up this web-site so that parents with a dream to go to law school can relate to one another with their personal challenges and solutions to help encourage and help each other follow our desires. I would love to keep in touch to stay encouraged during the trialsome times and in return offer support as well. Thanks Again for taking into consideration all the parents who want to follow their dreams…

  9. Wow I never knew there was so much going on in the legal mummy world! I live in the UK and have a 3 year old daughter. I work for a legal organisation and am in my final year (part time) of lawschool. At my work the only other mother just left – reading blogs such as yours is a breath of fresh air and so inspiring.

  10. If you are interested in how things are in the UK please come and have a look at the blog I have just started.


    I would be interested to know whether in the US having a child earlier will (off the record) virtually prohibit a mother from making partner at her firm. This is a big problem in the UK.

  11. After meeting my best friend in law school, we took turns working/being at home. We both have agreed that sometimes you just can’t do a gazillion things at the same time and do them well. Sooooo, both of us dropped out. Dropped out of the legal profession, that is. It’s like we couldn’t get in the rhythm of chasing the carrot (partner track) and doing everything else. Now we blog….and homeschool. Don’t be afraid. Don’t let the homeschool bit scare you off. Come for a visit. :) Kim

  12. In the UK female lawyers with children hit the glass ceiling 90% of the time. I do not see this changing whilst the status quo remains i.e. most partners are men. When I went to law school 10 years ago the ratio of female to male was about 8:2. This figure has effectively reversed re the lawyers of my age I know who have made partnership.

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