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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 give me a few hours to work and also watch Bella for our […]

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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

Confidently Loving What I Do

Confidently Loving What I Do

I have this strange hesitation to ever tell people how very much I adore what I do. How each morning I wake up to my dream jobs -

In the Military? Out of Luck for a Free Breast Pump.

In the Military? Out of Luck for a Free Breast Pump.

Being a military “dependent”, we are offered nearly the same kind of coverage as our spouses, with also the ability to pay more to be seen off post.

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Seeing the Light at the End of the Tunnel {Finances Edition}

Before we decided to start a family, it was important for both my husband and I to own a house.  You see, both of us grew up with

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What is your time worth?

We've all heard the cliche - "There are only so many hours in a day."  Never is this more true than when it is said by a working

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Working Moms as Family CFO

Jennifer Owens had an interesting article on Huffington Post recently - "Give Yourself a Promotion: Why Mom's are the New Family CEO."  Within the post, Owens mentions that

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Money and the WAHM

Working from home has a million trade-offs.  I knew this from the beginning.  I'm giving up certain aspects of a career -- everything from eating lunch with colleagues

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Unexpected Single Income Household

When I first imagined that label being applied to our family, it looked much different.  I imagined myself as a happy little housewife to a hard-working husband and

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Budgeting My Hard Earned Cash

With August just around the corner, my thoughts have turned to budgeting.  August is always an expensive time of year for us.  During the summer I typically work

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It’s All About the Benjamins, Baby

{Yes, I can relate every post to a 90s song. Try me.} Summer is coming, and since I have chosen not to work during the summer, my brain is spinning

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I Work For Money

Well duh right? Of course I do. Lately we (the interwebz and the ladies here at LWM) have been talking about the "type" of working moms we are.

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The Cost/Benefit Analysis of a Working Mom

I am a mom who works, for a lot of reasons.  I enjoy the field I work in and I enjoy my job.  Working in a job I

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