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Liberating Working Moms

The Crazy That Is My Life

I’ve been pretty quiet around here since I returned to work. Yes I’ve got routines figured out and don’t stress over work, yet life couldn’t be any crazier or busier. And the only reason I have time to write a […]

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The Fear of Change

The Fear of Change that Comes with a New Job

I recently accepted an offer for a new job that starts in June and I'm so excited! But with that excitement comes plenty of fear. I'm leaving behind


Value and Fulfillment

Abraham Lincoln said: Whatever you are, be a good one.  Some women stay home with their kids and I am, currently, one of those women. I am urging myself


I’d Rather Be With You

I was given children's book about working moms and it ended with a statement that said, in words more poetic and rhyme-y than this: mom would rather be

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


To The Judgy Lady…

To the Judgy Lady at Wegmans, Yesterday afternoon we almost ran into each other while shopping for groceries at Wegmans. Thank you for alerting me to the fact that

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


Milky! Review

Make sure to read all the way to the end to see how and when you can win the chance to try Milky! out for yourself! Breastfeeding with my

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

Liberating Working Moms

Missing Moments

As working parents, we are often away from our children for hours upon hours every week. It's a necessity. It's everyday. It's part of our life. We choose caregivers

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


Navigating a New City/Life

Um, we have a little problem... In my last post I wrote about how I needed some space. I've got plenty of downtime as my husband is travelling for

Nurse Purse

A Working Breastfeeding Mom’s Dream

I'm about a month out from returning to work and I've got all the things swirling around in my head. Mostly, it's logistical junk. I think any breastfeeding

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


I Used To Love My Pets

Before we decided to have kids, my husband and I did what so many other couples do – we decided to adopt a pet and see how we

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Born Free and the Working Mom

I've been a fan of Born Free products since my first daughter was born.  There bottles were great for my breastfeeding kiddo as she transitioned to daycare.  She

bringing kid to work on snow days

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

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Working Moms Aint Got Time For That!

I've been a working mom for 4 years now.  I've done a lot of learning and growing a long the way. And one of the biggest lessons I've

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Why I Miss Pumping

I loved pumping. And I miss it. Got your attention? Think I’m crazy? Yea, I know. Let me explain. Being a new mom is hard and exhausting. Being a full

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