All posts in The Choice To Work


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

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 -

Liberating Working Moms

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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,


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.


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


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


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

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


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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