Archive for March, 2013

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Juggling a Personal Blog and Career – Suicide or Smart?

About a year ago, I launched my own blog, breadinningmama.com. With a full-time career, three kids, a long commute and a household to run, the idea of managing just “one more thing” seemed crazy. But, I love to write, tell […]

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Holidays in the Age of Pinterest

In the age of pinterest, blogging & Facebook bragging, it's easy to get caught up in the holiday crafting spirit. And as a working mom of two 10

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Replaceable At Work But Not At Home

This is the fourth post in our Liberating Working Dads Series. Well it is 6 am on a Saturday and I sit here watching Handy Manny, while answering my

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Using my vacation for actual vacation

I have a real problem with taking time off. I mean, I'll take a day off every once in a while, but other than my maternity leaves, I've

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Full Time Working Mom AND Small Business Owner

I am not gonna lie, being a full time working mom and a small business owner on the side is not for the faint of heart. I'm here to explain how I got started,

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I Choose to Work

One of my very best friends is a stay-at-home mom.  She has said to me, "I always knew I wanted to stay home with my kids."  Not in

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Adjusting as a Working Dad

This is the third post in our Liberating Working Dads Series. Up until last July, my wife was a nurse at a hospital, working 12-hour days three days a

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1 Husband, 1 Child, 2 Jobs

Last week, I did something I thought I would never do: I accepted an offer for a part-time job. Currently, I teach English to approximately 120 high school freshmen

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Why Moms Make Great Employees

I really loved Law Mama’s recent post on Mothering the Workplace.  The qualities she outlined - making good choices, cleaning up messes, and using nice words - are

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Trying and Failing to Control Everything and How it Led to Happiness

When my son, Evan, was born, I decided to breastfeed exclusively. When I went back to work after 12 weeks of maternity leave, I controlled my anxiety over

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Meal Planning that is Healthy, Efficient and Budget Friendly {Part 2}

Earlier this week, I shared some tips I had for how I'm managing to keep up with efficient, healthy, and budget friendly meal planning.  I decided to break

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Working With Style {Twins Childcare Edition}

We LWMs have been chatting about doing a kiddo edition of Working With Style. I loved that idea as Lucy & Zach often go off to daycare looking

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Finding the Sweet Spot: A Working Dad’s Take on Work-Life Balance

This is the second post for our Liberating Working Dads series. I love my job.  There – I’ve admitted it. I never intended to work for the government.  I didn’t go to

Choosing an In-Home Sitter Over a Preschool

Choosing an In-Home Sitter Over a Preschool

A few weeks into working from home as a freelance writer, I began to see that the number of hours I was working from home weren't realistic with

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Meal Planning that is Healthy, Efficient and Budget Friendly {Part 1}

If you’ve been around these parts for a while, you know that I’m on a big lifestyle change journey. It all started last May when I realized I

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Featured Working Mom: Jes’ Delights

I'm thrilled to introduce you to our latest Featured Working Mom, Jes, from Jes' Delights!  She's a long time reader and a huge supporter of LWM. She, her

Liberating Working Moms

Finding Time For Myself

I’m six months into being a working mom & almost ten months into being a parent, & I feel like I have it kind of down. Of course, when Lucy &/or Zach

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The Shifting Priorities of Parenthood

This is our first post in our Liberating Working Dads series. I was never, really, an organized person. Growing up, I was "that kid" with the messy locker, who

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A Traveling Working Mom’s Rant

While I wouldn't say I travel a lot for work, I do tend to travel 5 or more times a year. I'd venture to say that's more than the

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Daycare Security After the Newtown Shooting

Think about your life before the Newtown, Connecticut gun massacre of 20 first-graders and 6 Sandy Hook elementary school workers.  Did you worry much about the security of your

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