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The Ultimate Work-Life Balance

You Might Be A Working Mom If…

Here in the South, we’re pretty fond of our “You Might Be a [insert noun] If” lists. So here’s a non-exhaustive list for exhausted mamas in the midst of a crazy season of child rearing and career building. You might […]

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world's toughest job

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

Leaving Child For The First Time

First Vacation Without My Child and I’m Freaking Out

In May, my husband and I are flying out of state together to attend my cousin’s wedding. For the first time ever, we’re both leaving our 4-year-old daughter


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

5 Tips for Finding {and Keeping!} a Great Sitter

5 Tips for Finding {and Keeping!} a Great Sitter

Next month our amazing sitter of over a year is moving home with her husband. So we've started looking for (and hopefully found) a new sitter to

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

Freelance Blogging isn't a Paid-by-the-Hour Job

Freelance Blogging isn’t a Paid-by-the-Hour Job

I've been working from home as a freelance writer and blogger for 2 years now. I make what equals out at the end of the year to a

road trippin

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


Sharing the Load

My husband and I both work full time, which means we both have the same amount of time in our days/weeks/months to procrastinate cleaning. Wait. Yep. I've already confessed to you

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. 

Me Time

Intentional Me Time

Sometimes, it is really hard to find time for myself. I work Monday-Friday and when I am home I want to squeeze in as much time as possible


My Crock Pot is My Best Friend

I’m not paid or encouraged to sing sunshine and rainbows about this particular crock pot. This is straight from me without any outside influence mommas, so listen up!


Rhyme nor Reason: Cleaning Habits of a WAHM

I love a clean house. I just love walking into a room that is all bright and shiny and organized. It's like some kind of a 30 year

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

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

working mom

Getting Out The Door

Since the husband leaves for work very early, it's up to me to get myself up, baby up, dogs wrangled, breakfast made, bottles made--the list goes on. Sometimes these mornings


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

Ladies Night!

WAH”E”M: The ‘E’ is for Extrovert

I've been working for a small marketing company for 6 years now. I work from home and I'm an extrovert. I get lonely. Sometimes I go absolutely stir

cooking with kids

How to Squeeze in Quality Time as a Working Mom

Being a working mother means you sometimes get less than three hours a day to spend quality time with your children. Ouch. Monday through Friday I get less than three

cleaning schedule

Weekly Cleaning Schedule Download

When I posted about my weekly cleaning schedule a year ago, I had no idea how much it would have resonated with so many people.  It's our number

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