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Leaving Child For The First Time

First Vacation Without My Child and I’m Freaking Out

In May, my husband and I are flying out of state together to attend my cousin’s wedding. For the first time ever, we’re both leaving our 4-year-old daughter at home for 4 nights and 5 days. She’s staying with my […]

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A Little Structure = A Lot of Productivity

I am currently a Stay-at-Home-Mom posing as a Work-at-Home-Mom.  Basically, I'm living off our savings in a new city and waiting to find the right job after our

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The Power of Saying No

I've been described as a "go getter" and "enviously motivated" ...amongst other things. It's true. I pretty much feel like I can do it all if I put

Learning to Surrender

Learning to Surrender

Parenting is the hardest job I’ve ever had. And adjusting to two kids has been rough. With my oldest turning four a month before baby sister was born,

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Work, Family and the Pursuit of Happiness

My husband looked so concerned when he told me he thought I wasn’t happy.  I didn’t have the heart to tell him that no one is.  I guess

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Sudden Job Changes

The legal industry is a strange animal.  Working in this industry will eventually force one to evolve or perish.  Well, not truly perish (I hope).  The life span

Freelance Blogging isn't a Paid-by-the-Hour Job

Freelance Blogging isn’t a Paid-by-the-Hour Job

I've been working from home as a freelance writer and blogger for 2 years now. I make what equals out at the end of the year to a

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Sharing the Load

My husband and I both work full time, which means we both have the same amount of time in our days/weeks/months to procrastinate cleaning. Wait. Yep. I've already confessed to you

Liberating Working Moms

How do you do it all? I don’t.

I often get told by some that they are amazed at all I'm able to manage. And I also get questions from others on how I manage to

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Intentional Me Time

Sometimes, it is really hard to find time for myself. I work Monday-Friday and when I am home I want to squeeze in as much time as possible

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Snow Days and the Working Mom

The forecast Monday mentioned the 's' word. I was already juggling working while L was home sick {under my Dad's care} getting over a case of pneumonia. So

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Work/Life, Balance? (resume and interviewing tips)

As a working mom in HR I am constantly thinking about work life balance. What it means to me personally, and how I can sell our company culture

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Rhyme nor Reason: Cleaning Habits of a WAHM

I love a clean house. I just love walking into a room that is all bright and shiny and organized. It's like some kind of a 30 year

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Moving Across the Country… Jobless

My little family has decided to move to Nashville, Tennessee! This means I'll be leaving my job of 7 years as a project manager for a small (very

Infertility

How I Deal with Infertility as a Working Mom

Going through infertility treatments in itself can become very lonely. It can dominate our quality of life, cause us to lose and gain friends, and can cause us

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Blown Away by Her Growth and Looking Forward to Homework.

I am continuously blown away by what my daughter has learned while she is at preschool. I don’t get as much time with her since I work all

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Surviving the “Monday” Following a Holiday Weekend

I don’t know about ya’ll, but the “Monday” morning after a holiday weekend is World War III in my house. And by “Monday”, I mean the real deal

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Weighing the Risks of Accepting a New Job

I remember when I was 25 and I hated my job. I knew I could just find another one and no big deal, that was that. I remember

Getting to 50/50

Getting to 50/50 {Review and Giveaway}

I would say, as working moms, we, writers & readers of LWM, strive for 50/50 relationships with our spouses at home & at work, right? I know I

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Questioning My Place As A Mother

Let me preface this by saying that I’m a mother who works outside the home. I do not have a problem with other mothers who work outside the

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