Archive for December, 2012

Working Mom Resolutions 2012

Working Mom Resolutions 2013

This year has brought many changes and new challenges for the whole LWM crew. There are new babies, angel babies, new jobs, trying to stay fit, and all the transitions and balance that goes along with managing all that is […]

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What a Break Looks Like

We've been busy taking a "break" from work and blogging and all the such. But we thought to share with you a little glimpse into some of our


Slowing it Down {Holiday Break Edition}

So, on December 21, my students finished their exams, ate popcorn, watched clips of the Romeo and Juliet video (with Leonardo, of course) and bid farewell for two


Finding a Sitter While Working From Home

Our adored sitter is leaving next month to head back home. The news wasn't a shock, with both of us military wives it was bound to happen at


All I Want For Christmas {or The Case of the Missing Glove}

At some point, my son lost a glove.  One of his precious little blue and grey mittens that fit his 2-1/2 year old hands just perfectly. This is a


Working With Style {Wish List Edition}

As today is Christmas Eve, we decided to share with you what our Working With Style Wish Lists are. We're hoping to usher in the new year with

Liberating Working Moms

Transitioning Back to Full-Time

I'm heading back into the full-time working world - mostly while wearing yoga pants.  On Monday, I accepted a full-time Political Science instructor position for one of the

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A Day in the Life: Helping Teachers with My Nerd Powers

If you haven't been reading this blog much before, you may not know that I am a software developer. I went to engineering school and got good and

Liberating Working Moms

When Does It Become Too Much “Me” Time?

Last week was shit. No other way to put it. My week started with a text message from a friend telling me that she heard a local girl

Liberating Working Moms

Working Mom Resolutions 2012

Last year, we came together to share our working mom resolutions. We decided that we are going to be bringing it back again this year, and we'd love


The Weight I Carry as a Teacher

When I became a mom, I really understood what it felt like to look out at my students and know that behind each face were parents who knew


Working With Style {A Size Smaller Edition}

I am admittedly not very stylish. And now, because I began a lifestyle change that includes a rigorous workout regime 5 months ago and have lost 18 lbs,

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A Teacher’s Response to Another School Shooting

I'm rattled. I'm stunned. I'm struggling. I learned about the extent of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting during my lunch break today. I saw a a snippet on twitter earlier

Liberating Working Moms

Sandy Hook Shooting

In the midst of my Friday workday, I was in a zone -- grading online essays with abandon and wrapping up final grades for my traditional class when

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“Mommy Go To Work.”

From the Vault: About a year ago I wrote this post, about how hard it was, not only on me, but also for my girly, when I began

Liberating Working Moms

Filtering Out the Noise – a Sanity Preservation Strategy

Reflecting back on this year, it’s been a noisy one in the Land of the Working Mom. Let’s start with two words: presidential campaign. Need I say more?

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Holiday Teacher Gifts

Holiday time is here, folks. I am sure this is no surprise. The surprise I usually get is when I am shopping for gifts and remember the teacher


Working With Style {Nursing Mom Edition}

I'm excited to share my first Working with Style! My style at work is business casual. I go more on the casual side & try to accessorize to

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The Reality of Being Laid Off

As someone who works remotely 99% of the time, getting asked to come into the office which is 87 miles from my house is always a big deal.

Learning to Say No

Learning to Say a Two Letter Word

Oh, the word that causes me to cringe, to rethink my time management, to wait with baited breath for the other person to get upset. That little two

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