Archive for September, 2012

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Workplace Bathroom Etiquette

I haven’t gone to the bathroom alone in approximately 3 years. I’ve gone to the bathroom wearing a baby in a carrier, with children trying to hug me, with dogs sniffing around and *gasp* even in front of my husband. […]

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Working Out Makes Me a Better Working Mom

It took a really, really, really long time and a lot of tight pants before I realized my eating habits were out of control and my exercise habits

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All My Friends are Online

I'm not sure what I thought parent/adulthood would be like.  I imagined a husband, kids, a job, managing finances, buying cars... you know, the stuff commercials are made

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Embracing the Perks

There are a lot of drawbacks to being a parent who works outside the home. If we're being perfectly honest, yeah... most of the time I look forward to

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Maternity Leave is the Hardest Job I’ve Ever Had

Howdy from the from front lines of maternity leave. In case you missed it, this little guy showed up 8 weeks ago.  Say hi to Oliver (or Oviler

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I thought I’d have time…

Naively, I thought that as soon as my trio started full-day (8:30-2:30) preschool I'd have oodles of time on my hands.  I'd manage to get my work done,

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Is Being a Working Mom Hard?

Last week, my mom and I went on the hunt for pajamas for my toddler. One would think that since it’s still over 90 degrees outside daily in

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Working Mom Meals {Freezer Meal Tips}

After 2+ weeks back into the working mom gig, now with a 4 year old and a baby, I'm oh-so happy I decided to get a bunch of

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How do I Manage All of This?

It’s been a long time since I’ve worked outside of the home in a job that wasn’t for my parents at their jewelry store, or at the school

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Setting Priorities is Good for My Soul

The other day when I was sweeping the floors, I glanced over at my husband and Abby playing. They were giggling and smiling and having so much fun.

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Where are the REAL successful women in National Media?

When I was at the doctor a few weeks ago, an old issue of  a working mom magazine was laying on the floor.  On the front cover, it

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Confession: I Rock My Toddler to Sleep

In this ever-advancing technological world we live in, it seems that people are always trying to re-invent the wheel or act like they have discovered the best way

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Is Marriage 50/50 or 80/20?

Let's face it.  Having kids reveals more of who you are, and reveals more about your relationship and how much stress and joy it can take. I think having

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The Year of Me

I’m a full time, bureaucratic working mom.  I do not have a flexible work schedule.  Sometimes I work weekends and often times bring work home with me.  But

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A Working Mom’s Cleaning Schedule

I'm not a fan of cleaning the house. Even before Abby came along I wasn't a fan of spending my free time on the weekends cleaning house. I'm

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Date Night: A Necessity

I’m two weeks into a new school year, I’ve learned all my students’ names, I’ve submitted six assignments into our online grading system, I’ve met a handful of

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Finding a Moment to Cherish

I am the Queen of Guilt, especially when it comes to worrying about how we parent Daniel: are we spending enough time with him, are we interacting enough

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Blessing My Mess

When I became a mother, I expected myself to keep a "perfect" house.  I wanted hospital corners on the bed, dustless baseboards, and shiny floors.  Even though I

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Watching the Sick Leave Drain Away

Over the past few months, I’ve had to take several days of sick leave because baby boy had a fever.  It was a weird virus thing that seemed

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