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The Big Back To Work Giveaway!

As you are reading this, I’m back to work today. This is my second stint at this whole returning to work after baby thing and I know the most important thing to do is to stay as positive as possible. […]

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World’s Hardest Job, yep

I am sure by now many of you have seen the video floating around about the world's hardest job. Essentially it interviews applicants (male and female) and describes

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Working Mompreneurs: Ashley Vos Photography

I'm very excited to start a new feature on Liberating Working Moms! We will be showcasing Working Mompreneurs as they share with you all about starting their own


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

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,

Ashlie and the boys, 1st day of daycare

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

Not All Working Moms Are Made Equal

Not All Working Moms Are Created Equal

We are working moms. We find solidarity from being in this revered community and we give fist bumps and high-fives to each other when we kick all kinds

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My Experience as a SAHM

Let me update you on my life. We packed up our entire house (but we gave away and donated half of it first). We've been fostering him for 2 years

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I’m A Better Mom Because I Work

While I was in college, my (now) husband and I would sometimes talk about what we envisioned for our future.  He was a product of a SAHM most

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Snow Days

One of the benefits of having my son in a private pre-school is that (we were told) they are open on all the dumb federal holidays that we

Liberating Working Moms

Confusing Thoughts on Returning to Work

I've been out of work on leave since November 25th.  That's over two months of being a part-time WAHM. It's safe to say that I've gotten pretty comfortable. 


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

Liberating Working Moms

Working During Maternity Leave

Just as when I gave birth to Abby, as soon as Olive was born, work escaped my brain.  It's funny how quickly it happens when you are so

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My PreK Guilt

When I was financially planning for maternity leave, one decision we made was to pull Abby from FT PreK.  She has another whole school year before starting kindergarten,

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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

maternity leave is over

The End of Maternity Leave Feelings

No, I am not pregnant again. I just so happen to have a bazillion (slight exaggeration) mommas in my Facebook feed that are new moms and I have

Getting to 50/50

What We Gain from Working

I feel like as working mothers, we often hear {& even talk amongst ourselves} of what we lose by having a career and family. Things like extra time


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

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