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learning to say no

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 my mind to it. Other than physical limitations (I am not actually […]

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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

monday morning checklist revised

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

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

pumpkin spice latte


Right now it's nearly 9pm.  I'm bathed and ready for bed.  Really, I'd probably be in bed already, fast asleep, if I didn't have to be up to


Top 6 Songs to Make You Feel Sexy

Recently Suz brought up the fact that a search term coming into the LWM land is "working mom sex". We giggled. We nodded. We all started thinking. It's

Liberating Working Moms

A Working Mom’s Choice to be Lazy

This is a true story. The other night, I went to the gym later than I had hoped to and I just didn’t feel like cooking. I picked


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


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

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?

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


Date Night: A Necessity

I’m two weeks into a new school year, I’ve learned all my students’ names, I’ve submitted six assignments into our online grading system, I’ve met a handful of


Some Days are Better Than Others

I'm going to say that unpopular thing that moms, especially working moms, aren't supposed to say. Ya ready? Sometimes, I just bide my hours until bedtime. I know. It's shocking


Working Mom of Special Needs Child Needs Support

I work full time, and I just started a brand new job with better money and much more responsibility.  It was a great career move.  However, my 20

lone car

Working Mom Brain {Trapped Car Edition}

We've all talked a lot about working mom brain, and how that can make life chaotic. In fact, I think we've even established that it's mostly the "mom"

Time Wasted

Finding the Time

"I don't have any time!" Often, I find my brain screaming these words when I become overwhelmed by all of the plates I'm juggling. Personally, I feel like my


Rolling With The Punches: Routine Change

I'm reaching for the red pepper when I hear it. SPLAT! Juice? Water? Orange slice? Milk from a cereal bowl? I do a systems-check roll call somewhere deep


Top Apps for the Working Mom {Productivity Edition}

It is kinda known around the LWM round table that I am the nerd of the bunch. I am cool with that. I have been a nerd all

don't forget

Working Mom Brain

Last week I wrote about all of my scatterbrained ways. You would think that I was all prepared to tackle the work week with all guns a blazing.

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