Archive for November, 2012

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Money and the WAHM

Working from home has a million trade-offs.  I knew this from the beginning.  I’m giving up certain aspects of a career — everything from eating lunch with colleagues to retirement — and gaining others – like attending school field trips […]

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Well Rounded Child or Over Tired Parents?

Amongst my colleague working mamas, we all share our woes. Sleepless nights, trying to make dinner in a short time frame, hating daylight savings and trying to run ALL

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That Time I Did the Parent Thing Alone {Lessons Learned}

I will by no means ever complain about having to take on extra parental responsibilities when my husband goes out with friends or goes out of town 1)

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Apps for the Working Mom {Pumping Entertainment Edition}

At my last job/last time I was a pumping-working mom, I had my own office. I also didn't have a smart phone. This meant that every 3 hours

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Working With Style {Teal-icious!}

Here's how I choose what to wear to work: Do I like it?  {This is the first sacrifice if the rest are 'yes'... ugh.} Is it professional?  {Read:  no jeans

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This One Time, I Ran a Marathon

NOTE: Check out Jamie's previous guest post where she chats more about the logistics of how she managed all the training. So, you’re thinking about running a marathon as

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Happy Thanksgiving!

I just wanted to take a moment to say Happy Thanksgiving to all of you! I'm so very thankful and grateful for the LWM community, and all the

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Finding My Balance

As a mom who works from home in social media, my days aren't 8-5. They don't have a lunch break, I don't get to shut the door to

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Pumping At Work {Part Two}

Last week I shared some of my pumping at work advice. Because it was becoming a novel with all the knowledge I've gleaned these past two months back

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This Is Why I Work {A Story of Thanksgiving}

It was 2000 and I was in the Peace Corps.  I was living in a very small rural village in Togo, West Africa.  I was tasked with helping

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Working With Style {Weight Loss Edition}

Since last May, I've been on this lifestyle change kick. For 6 months now, I've stuck to my plan of not being on a diet, and making time

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Unexpected Single Income Household

When I first imagined that label being applied to our family, it looked much different.  I imagined myself as a happy little housewife to a hard-working husband and

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Tips for Pumping At Work {part one}

Brandy & I are both in the throws of new mom-hood & one of the joys that comes with being a nursing working mother is having to pump

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Time Change and the Working Mom

I have never really understood the purpose of daylight saving’s time. Why are we saving daylight and then giving it away again? I suppose for people in northern

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“Working Mom” is No Longer My Excuse

Since I went back to work in April 2010 after having Abby, I found myself more and more invested in a “Woe is me,” mentality.  My job involves

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Lessons from My Glorious No-Distractions Week Off

Three weeks ago, I resigned from my job and gave my two weeks' notice.  It was a tough decision.... lots of material for other posts later.  I did

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Working With Style {No Repeat Challenge}

Well I'm officially 7 days in to my personal style challenge. I decided my challenge would be to do a no outfit repeat for the month of November.

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Makings of a Stellar Nursing/Pumping Room

One of my favorite things about my new working mom situation is onsite daycare. While the cost and convenience is obviously spectacular, my favorite part is the ability to go

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Working is the Best Choice for Me

I’ve been a working mom. I’ve been a stay at home mom. I’ve been a working mom again. And so on and so forth. I can’t say why

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How Working From Home as a Blogger Happened

I am often asked how I started working from home as a writer, because many of us that blog have that goal in mind. The dream of doing

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