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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 recent move.  I am a photographer but I have been working administrative […]

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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,


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

Liberating Working Moms

Working Mom Wake-up Call

A week ago, in the late morning while teaching, I knew something felt off.  I could feel it in my gut. Literally. Cramps.  It wasn't just the normal

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Transitioning Back To Work

One of the joys of the end of the newborn stage is when the baby starts to show he loves his parents back. The first signs are smiles: finally


Preschool Throws My Whole Schedule Off

I’d first like to say that after a week of awful tear filled drop offs, my son LOVES his new preschool. We chose a Montessori school in the

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Working Mom Transition Back To Work Ain’t So Bad

This is my fourth transition back to school in the fall since having Abby, though there have been more transitions than that with maternity leave and winter breaks. 

Liberating Working Moms

A Journey Through Working Mom Transitions

I cried from December through March 2012, when I finally lost it.  I had never been so scared and confused.  My sense of worth and status within both

Liberating Working Moms

Husband Who Works Graveyard Shift: A Blessing or Nightmare?

My family has a very traditional dynamic these days. I work 8-4:30 and my husband does too. I drop  off at daycare and he picks up. We get

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Easing in to New Routines

My summer vacation is just about halfway over.  We’ve developed our routines, packed with ballet, swim lessons, and jaunts to the park.  We’re staying up late and sleeping


Life Changes While Working

This summer, I'll be having a baby. Hopefully sometime between July and August if this little guy decides to cooperate. We'll also be moving across the country. My

Liberating Working Moms

The Working Mom Bias, it’s real.

I've  been a working mom for 3 years now. Unfortunately due to 2 layoffs I have been in 3 different office environments during that time. One office was filled


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


Freaking Out About Kindergarten

I had a freak-out moment at work today.  I decided to look at the webpage of the elementary school where our daughter will be starting kindergarten in 6

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


Time Change and the Working Mom

I have never really understood the purpose of daylight saving’s time. Why are we saving daylight and then giving it away again? I suppose for people in northern

A Rare At-Home Weekday Afternoon Non-Sick Nap

Lessons from My Glorious No-Distractions Week Off

Three weeks ago, I resigned from my job and gave my two weeks' notice.  It was a tough decision.... lots of material for other posts later.  I did


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


New Baby, New Routine

::dusts of laptop:: Hey guys! Remember me? It's ok if you've forgotten. I haven't been around much the month or so, but for good reason. Friends, meet Reese. Born 7.19.2012


Dear New Working Moms: It Gets Easier

I had an impromptu conversation over Facebook with a friend from high school who is currently expecting her first child. As I lamented that I would be returning

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