Earlier this month Steve and I took the Amtrak to New York City while my mom, aunt Laurie, and grandmother watched the kiddos. We were only gone for about a day but it was a nice little escape and the weather was gorgeous in NYC. IBM named me as their Working Mother of the Year. I was honored along with 100 other ladies from various companies at an awards gala for Working Mother magazine. Steve and I had a great time. It was so nice to meet the other IBM women who sat at our table and hear their “working mom” stories. I was hurting a little, even though I was 5 weeks postpartum during the dinner, all the walking around New York caught up with me and I was in pain standing for too long. I’m still glad we went and were able to get away just the two of us, even if it was a short trip.