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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 with her child than at work. I don’t exactly know why but […]

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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

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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

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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 -

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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

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Would You Regret Staying at Home?

Yesterday I read a very interesting, well written piece on Huffington Post where a woman confessed she regretted staying at home. This wasn't a young mother in the throes

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Why Daycare is More Than OK

It is no secret I love daycare. They take great care of my boys. They teach them tons of things in ways I couldn't dream of. They teach

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The Days I Hate It

Today is one of those days. You know them, and you probably know them well. And if you don’t, well then I guess I’m alone here, and I

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I Choose to Work

One of my very best friends is a stay-at-home mom.  She has said to me, "I always knew I wanted to stay home with my kids."  Not in

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Working Moms and Socioeconomic Disparity

Liberated:  To set free, as from oppression, confinement, or foreign control. A few years ago, I learned about an alarming phenomenon from colleagues in the ‘biz’ of training daycare

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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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PPD and the Working Mom

Hi. I'm Brandy and I have suffered from postpartum depression/anxiety...twice. I had no idea how to start this post so lets just shine light on the elephant in

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What If…

In the year that I’ve been blogging on here, I’ve written about the term “working mom” versus the phrase a friend of mine coined, “mom who works.” I’ve

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Choosing to be a Working Mom {Multiples Edition}

For the last eight years, I defined myself as a working girl woman. Sometimes begrudgingly on rainy cold Monday mornings & warm, sunny Friday afternoons. But a faithful,

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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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I Told a Lie: I’m Meant to Be a Working Mom

When I first went back to work, I was a pile of hormones, nerves, guilt, and anxiety, sitting in a rolling chair in my principal’s office crying. I

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Planning Your Career For A Family

As I sat, having a conversation with my 16 year-old cousin, I was shocked to learn that there are girls her age, attending an expensive private school, that

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I Can’t See The Harm

“I guess I can’t see the harm in working and being a Momma” – Britney Spears Do you know what I love most about this space here? This Liberating

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An Era of Choice

As I was growing up, my mom told me that I would go to college. Non-negotiable. No ifs, ands, or butts. I couldn’t get bad grades. I couldn’t

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In My Shoes: How I Came To Be a Working Mom

There were many layers, built over a number of years, under a layer of fear which lead me to become the working mom I am today. It was

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