Archive for July, 2012

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My Kid Prefers Me Over School

At the end of last school year, Abby began to despise going to school. Since I’m the first to leave for work in the morning, it’s up to my husband to get Abby up and ready for school, and I […]

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Please be Kind to Working Parents

Dear Everybody in the Life of a Working Parent, This is my petition for kindness, empathy and understanding towards us moms who work. Please be kind and understanding when you

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5 Tips for Finding a Weekend Babysitter

Fact: As parents raising little one-day-self-sufficient-humans, we all work hard. Fact: We all love our sometimes-drive-ya-crazy kids. Fact: We all need/deserve/have earned a break. When I was a panelist at a Working

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A Working Mom’s Vacation: Time to Do Everything

Last year, when I “took the summer off,” I stayed home with a newborn, got very little sleep, folded very little laundry, and watched 162 baseball games. This

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Q & A with Rupal Ismin {Andable Business Owner}

It's been a while since I've done one of the Q&A's, but once I started chatting with Rupal about the launch of her new company Andable, in the same

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Budgeting My Hard Earned Cash

With August just around the corner, my thoughts have turned to budgeting.  August is always an expensive time of year for us.  During the summer I typically work

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Working Mom of Special Needs Child Needs Support

I work full time, and I just started a brand new job with better money and much more responsibility.  It was a great career move.  However, my 20

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Working Mom Morning Routine…for now

Well I have been putting off a Day In The Life post since January. It sat as a word doc. I took pictures. I got continually lazy about

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Working Momism CONTEST!

On Wednesday we turned a year old, and along with reminiscing about what we've done in this year, I added a little contest at the end to celebrate. 

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The Pros and Cons of Nanny Child Care

Remember that time I introduced myself to you guys & told you I had a nanny? We still have her, Marcie, and she's still totally awesome. ::dusts off

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Finding “Me” in Single Mommyhood

When I first became a single mother, I thought that was... let's face it... the end of my life. I believed that being a mom, especially a single mom, meant

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Routine Change: Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag

Well, it finally happened. After five years of commuting 45 minutes to and from work every day (and listening to me nag about how much I enjoy always

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Liberating Working Moms: A Year Later

One year ago today, I launched LWM. It's been a long hard year as we found our voice, totally revamped our look, added new working momma's and fought

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Working Moms Rally {5k Edition}

The last time there was a LWM rally, we were all about supporting Erin as she returned to work in January. Social media for the win, really. I

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Working Mom Brain {Trapped Car Edition}

We've all talked a lot about working mom brain, and how that can make life chaotic. In fact, I think we've even established that it's mostly the "mom"

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A Jab at the Working Mom

Let's face it - as moms, every now and then you take that jab at your status personally.  If you work, stay home, work from home - at

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A Working Mom’s Morning Routine

It’s been a darn long while since I’ve hopped on the #officefashionshow train and embarrassed myself father with some #urinaledition shots, so let’s have at it! I got thinking

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A Working Mom’s Battle with Anxiety and Fear

This is a hard post to write. It’s one I’ve digitally and mentally trashed multiple times. But I figured, what the hell? I’ve put so much of myself

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Working Complicates All The Things

I've come to accept that being a working parent complicates planning of all the things, just as Brandee realized this when she just wanted her Everly a chance

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Working on Friendships

When summer comes around and I’m whisking Abby off to various activities, I’m hopeful for new friends, not only for the kiddo, but also for me. And then

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