Archive for January, 2013

Liberating Working Moms

Sick of the Sick

So far in January, between Lucy, Zach, my husband & I, we’ve had bad colds {negative for flu & RSV} along with pink eye, then RSV for both babies & double ear infections for Lucy while my husband had the […]

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Choosing the Right Preschool

The Right Preschool: Why it Does and Doesn’t Matter

Picking a preschool can be a giant stressor for many parents these days. From insane pricing, long wait times, and competitive entrance exams for both the child and

workplace tips for moms

Workplace Tips for Moms

  As working moms we all face different work atmospheres, from working at home, to working behind a desk, and on the road and we all experience different levels

Liberating Working Moms

Working Moms Support!

I wanted to first and foremost thank all of you for continuing to visit LWM. In the year and a half since I launched LWM, it has been

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Working With Style {Lessons Learned Edition}

This Working With Style post was a real challenge for me!  I decided to just take a picture of myself before work each day for a week.  I

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To shower or not to shower…

At the beginning of the year, I started a Facebook group for like-minded friends who want to lose weight, exercise more, and be healthier in 2013.  It's nice

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5 Trader Joe’s Meals That Save My Sanity

The new life with 2 is going pretty well but I have to say evenings are a full on 3 ring circus. We have SO much to accomplish

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Making Up for Not Being There

Between my posts on anxiety, exercise, and feeling the need to control something even if it’s just my son’s play room, I think this site has become an

Liberating Working Moms

Learning to Step-up my Professional Life

We’ve chatted a lot on here about having to make choices between career and family. Last May, Law Momma chatted about the Art of Saying No, and just

12 steps to loving childcare

Loving Childcare: A 12 Step Program

  I originally wrote this 12-step program a little more than a year ago, having gone through some daycare transitions.  At the time, I felt like - after moving

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Working With Style {Lunchtime Fun Edition}

I may have sent Tracy a text on a Tuesday asking her to remind me when I was scheduled to host "Working with Style" next. And I may

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The Unattainable Goal: Work/Life Balance as a Parent/Attorney

A while back, this "departure memo" from a female associate attorney in Washington, D.C. made the rounds on the internet.  It was a quick flash of "Oh wow.

a letter to my ceo

A Letter to my CEO

Dear Dr. Goodnight, First off, thank you. Thank you for...well...everything. My job. My husband's job. My benefits. His benefits. Our flexible hours. All of it. I am very humbled by

Pregnancy and the Working Mom

Pregnancy and the Working Mom

I'm 8 weeks and 4 days pregnant. I'm also a mom to a 3 year old and work from home as a writer. I'm at that point where I

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The Affordable Care Act & The Pumping Working Mom

When I was a pumping-working mama my first time around, the one thing that made it easy to keep going was a quality pump. I used that thing

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Working With Style {Stitch Fix and Big Hair Edition}

I feel like the older I get the more into wanting to have style I've become. As a teenager, you'd find me wearing jeans and thrifted t-shirts. In

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Why do I feel guilty for exercising?

Like half of the country, I've set a goal to lose some weight this year -- and also like half of the country, I'm struggling with how to

starting solids and the working mom

Starting Babies on Solids and the Working Mom

For the last month & a half, I’ve added a disaster to our nightly routine. The babies mostly hate it. It makes a huge mess. It’s time consuming

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The Need to Control Something

As I picked up my son’s clothes off the bathroom floor and walked into his bedroom to drop them in the hamper for the 7th night this week,

All The Me's In My Life

Too Many Me’s? {A Poem}

How many me’s do I see? One-two,  One-two-three. (Is three two too many?) Working me, married me, Driving-in-a-car, Mommy me, daughter me, Living-near-and-far. How many me’s do you see? Four-five-six-seven-eight. Which me do you appreciate? Calm me, centered

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