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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 small) marketing group. I’m excited for the changes… I’m excited to start […]

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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

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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

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Are You Maxed Out?

This week the internet was a buzz after hearing about the concept of being a maxed out working mom.  They were chatting about Katrina Alcorn, and her book

Opting Out, Leaning In What About Loving the Now

Opting Out, Leaning In – What About Loving the Now?

Lately in the news there's been a lot of talk about opting out, leaning in, and all kinds of other chatter about what moms are choosing to do

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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


Becoming My Own Boss…Maybe

  These past few months I have really been thinking hard about taking a super big jump professionally. A jump that in uncertain in so many ways. A leap

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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


Because One Full-Time Job Isn’t Enough

A year and a half ago I wrote on here all about my ideal working mom situation, where I could be a WAHM focusing on all things to

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Skipping the Promotion

There recently have been a couple openings for the position above me on the totem pole. I didn't apply for them. Non-mom me probably would have applied. But I didn't


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

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Is there a right time in your career to have a baby?

As a teacher I'm very much grateful for the, what amounts to be, about 2 months off during the summer.  In fact when I first dreamed of growing


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

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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.

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The Reality of Being Laid Off

As someone who works remotely 99% of the time, getting asked to come into the office which is 87 miles from my house is always a big deal.

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

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


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


A Complicated Transition Back to Work

It’s transition time for me again. Just one more week and I’m back to work and back to the groove of routines and tight schedules and not enough

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