Here are five books that I’d recommend to anyone, but especially working mothers. I know, I know, you don’t have time to read them, but put them on your list of things to get to one day!
One of the most challenging things about being an office mom is fitting it all in. I can spend entire weekends running errands if I don’t knock some of them out during the week. But after I pick up...
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...
My husband is a very “hands–on” dad – he always gets up with the kids in the morning, and feeds and gets them dressed, so that I can sleep a little longer. (I take the evening shift!) He’s great...
One morning my cell phone rang, and it was my five-year-old daughter’s new teacher. She told me Mattie had been complaining that her ears hurt. I immediately started to laugh. I knew Mattie was faking--her brother had been home...
Although we launched in October 2012, 2013 was the first full year for Jacksonville Moms Blog. In the past year we have gained almost 3,500 new Facebook fans, and we are so grateful for all of our new readers....
It was about 1:15 a.m. when I got the first text from my husband, after not hearing from him for several hours. He was at a conference in Atlanta for three days. The text said: Husband: Jon Hamm at ...
We moved to Jacksonville from the Washington D.C. region three months ago now, and our family has made the decision for me to leave my career field for awhile to focus on taking care of our son, adjusting to...
The most important thing to a working parent is feeling that their child is safe and happy during each day, and the relationship with daycare can be an emotional one for many people. As a working and commuting mom...
“I can’t wait until Summer” is a sentiment shared among school age children this time of year. “What are we going to do with the kids?” is a sentiment shared among moms of school age children. Let’s face it. Twelve...
Yeah right, you say, don't drop the ball?!? As a working mom of two very active boys, I will tell you what has worked for me and how I survive each day. At the end of 2010, I celebrated...
Amy West Wilson

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If you are a stay at home/work at home mom like myself, you may find yourself in the precarious position of needing to take phone calls during the waking hours of your preschooler. This can be a dangerous and...

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