Archive for June, 2012

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One Working Mom Surprises Another

So here’s a treat for y’all…which has to do with working moms taking breaks. Don’t we all need a little fun? We do. We really really do. Last week I was missing from Liberating Working Moms, but it served a purpose. […]

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Apps for the Working Mom {Photography Edition}

Welcome back to Apps for Working Moms.  Last time I tackled productivity apps to help you organize your work and personal life. This time I am doing something

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Working Mom Meals {Pinterest Success Edition}

There have been copious amounts of recipes I've tried via Pinterest. Not all good. But last night, I had a smashing success with Chicken Kiev, but instead of

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Working Teacher Mom: I Suppose I Should Reflect, Too

Since Tracy decided to get the ball rolling on the choosing not to work in the summer thing and the reflecting after a year of changes in teaching

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Vital to my Survival {Working Mom Lists}

I've always been a list maker -- even pre-children I always had a legal pad that I carried around school with my on-going list.  As soon as I

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The Irrational Green-Eyed Monster of Summer

It hits me about this time every year. The jealousy that comes with summer break. And let me clarify, I'm not jealous of the working-teacher-mamas I know that get to

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Working Mom Guilt {Sleep Training Edition}

Back in October I wrote about my tales of a working mom trying to get some sleep. I guess I should have known that having a good sleeper

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A Working Mom’s Dream Routine

I'm totally about to brag here so, should you not wish to hear me exclaim how good of a thing we've got going on, please feel free to

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A Much Needed Break {With Pictures}

Yesterday I reflected on what this past school year was all about for me. Today, I shall talk about what a teacher break entails. Last night, as we were

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Working Teacher Mom: A Reflective Year

As I sit here typing this, I’m officially on Summer Break. And for the first time in 5 years as a teacher, I’m not teaching summer school. Instead

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WAHM: Desk Space Feng Shui

About two weeks ago, I moved my desk from it's previous location in the basement playroom to the guest bedroom in an attempt to secure a quiet, kid-free

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There is No Plan B.

I just have to say it…I love it when a plan comes together. And in this case, I’m talking about my maternity leave plan. Let’s review: My employers are

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Friends from Two Different Worlds

So, I asked a friend of mine who is also a working mom what she wanted me to address here at LWM. The first topic that came to

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What to do About Maternity Leave

Welp folks, 6 weeks to go. Yeah. It snuck up on me. I have to say, the second kid is a little easier to plan for in many

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Working Mom Meals {No Cook Refrigerator Oatmeal Edition}

I'm a month into my health kick, making life changes and not quick fad diet changes. For the first three weeks, I was mostly eating plain oatmeal for

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Working With Style {Third Trimester Office Casual Edition}

So, y'all remember how within the last couple of months, my job has changed, yes? Well, now that I'm not working for the hunting company anymore and I'm no

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Working Together: Building Calm For A Hectic Schedule

Remember that time I freaked my freak over my husband working nights and leaving me to tackle dinner with three littles all by myself? Yeeeeah. That was rough. Notice

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You Know You’re a Working Mom When…

When you take sick days for another person’s illness... When you pull a pacifier out of your briefcase... When recitals and little league games are on the same calendar days

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Sick of Feeling Conflicted

From my office swivel chair, I can see a daycare.  It is really close.  It’s like watching it on TV.  The playground is eye level.  It is both

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Finding the Time

"I don't have any time!" Often, I find my brain screaming these words when I become overwhelmed by all of the plates I'm juggling. Personally, I feel like my

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