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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 of his life, and he thought his wife would do the same.  […]

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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

Liberating Working Moms

37 Weeks Pregnant With a New Gig!

A few days before the school year started, my boss asked me if I’d be interested in becoming our school’s Instructional Specialist as we transition to Common Core

Liberating Working Moms

My Career Fulfills Me in Ways My Child Can’t

As I drove home from work on Friday, I was exhausted, but I had great thoughts flowing through my head on my long commute to pick up the


A Little Thanks Goes a Long Way

In my job, 99% of the interaction I have with the people I work with is done by email & over the phone. We meet when they are


A Love Letter to Monday

Dear Monday, Sometimes I feel like you get the shit end of the stick. People kind of despise you. Sunday night they already start complaining about you like you

Liberating Working Moms

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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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

Changes at Work: Saying Goodbye to the Boss

I’m 26 years old. In my lifetime, I’ve technically had four real bosses. Two of those acted as my employers for part-time jobs during high school and college.

Liberating Working Moms

Learning to Step-up my Professional Life

We’ve chatted a lot on here about having to make choices between career and family. Last May, Law Momma chatted about the Art of Saying No, and just

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A Letter to my CEO

Dear Dr. Goodnight, First off, thank you. Thank you for...well...everything. My job. My husband's job. My benefits. His benefits. Our flexible hours. All of it. I am very humbled by

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A Day in the Life: Helping Teachers with My Nerd Powers

If you haven't been reading this blog much before, you may not know that I am a software developer. I went to engineering school and got good and


This Is Why I Work {A Story of Thanksgiving}

It was 2000 and I was in the Peace Corps.  I was living in a very small rural village in Togo, West Africa.  I was tasked with helping


Working is the Best Choice for Me

I’ve been a working mom. I’ve been a stay at home mom. I’ve been a working mom again. And so on and so forth. I can’t say why

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How Working From Home as a Blogger Happened

I am often asked how I started working from home as a writer, because many of us that blog have that goal in mind. The dream of doing

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#FirstDayBack To Work in Tweets and Pictures

Last Friday, Brandy returned to work full time, even though she did cheat and went in for a bit they day before as Oliver did start daycare part

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Maternity Leave is the Hardest Job I’ve Ever Had

Howdy from the from front lines of maternity leave. In case you missed it, this little guy showed up 8 weeks ago.  Say hi to Oliver (or Oviler


Setting Priorities is Good for My Soul

The other day when I was sweeping the floors, I glanced over at my husband and Abby playing. They were giggling and smiling and having so much fun.


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


Advice from a Working Mom Panelist

Every once in a while, this little blog gig of mine works it’s internet magic and I am personally spoiled and patted on the back and it’s glorious.

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