I stayed home with my first child. She was a fall baby, so by the time summer began, she was sitting up on her own and could fit into a cute bathing suit. That summer as a first-time mama,...
If I turned in a request to my current employer right now asking to continue working from home for the remainder of the year, the answer would be no. Not a consideration, not a timeline to think it over,...
I have dreaded this day ever since my youngest was born. My husband and I made the decision years ago that for us, two children were the limit, so the thought of my daughter going off to kindergarten has...
Serious question: Were our moms constantly exhausted and stretched so thin, almost all day every day? When I think back to my childhood, I picture my mom so chill, full of grace, always put together (even if only in...
Returning to work after any length of time at home with the kids can be stressful. One source of this stress relates to your resume and how to present yourself as a solid, experienced candidate. By far the most common...
You know me. I’m the one unloading her kids from the car at the park just as you are pulling away to go home for dinner. Being a working mom feels so lonely sometimes.
My mother was a teacher, and as far as I can remember summer was what it was “supposed” to be – trips to the beach and long afternoons reading or playing. But when you work in an office, summer...
In case you didn't know it, you're strong. SUPER strong. You lift babies out of cribs, off the ground, out of car seats, wrestle them for a diaper change, carry bigger kids when they're too tired to walk, squat down to...
If you had asked me two years ago if I wanted another kid, I would have told you what I still tell everyone, my husband and I are candidates for ONE child. Yet here we are. New mom of...
I don’t spend a lot of time (or money) on my makeup — honestly, maybe 5–10 minutes tops and that includes washing my face. I do work full-time, and when I was going into the office every day, I...
Making the decision to go back to work or stay home is enormous, often difficult and stressful. With my first child, I decided to stay home. With my second, I decided to go back to the job I took when...
Whether you are a working mom, stay-at-home mom, mom to one or mom to 10, doing laundry is probably one of your least favorite duties. I’ll be honest that at any given time there are usually loads in both...

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