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Tag: working mom

Juggling Work Travel and Motherhood

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In my newbie nonprofit career days, a seasoned fundraiser chuckled and warned that the thrill of work travel wouldn't last. I, the young, single,...

What’s Your Emergency Plan, Mom?

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A few months back, I served on jury duty. It ended up lasting a whole week, with 10+ hour days. The last night, as...

Transitioning from SAHM to Working Mama: Four Tips

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My time as a stay-at-home mom is coming to an end. I've spent the last year and a half at home and am excited...

Goodbye Daycare, Hello Preschool

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It's April 2020, and I am forced to hand over my precious 4-month-old daughter to a stranger outside of a locked building that I'm...

Working Mom, Stay-at-Home Mom, or Somewhere In Between?

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Working mom, stay-at-home mom, or somewhere in between? In my seven years of parenting, I’ve done it all. For five years as a working...

My Husband Does Fifty Percent of the Parenting

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My husband does 50% of the parenting- and sometimes more. We have equal parenting responsibilities. When I read articles and memes galore about the...

Dear Corporate: It’s Okay to Be Human

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I once had a corporate boss who happened to be at my workplace at the same devastating time I found out a dear client...

I Want to Go “Home” (Back to My Classroom)

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I've always wanted to be a teacher. I may not have always realized it, but I instantly felt at home when I finally stepped back...

The Sad Reality Of Motherhood Reflected In The Movie Yes Day

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I remember a few years ago when my oldest two started floating the idea of “Yes Days”. Many of their friends had seen the...

Simply, Mama

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This is it, the final shift before I become simply a mama. The last time I’ll step into scrub shoes, the last time I’ll throw...

The Morning Rat Race of a Working Mama

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It's 5:15 am, and my dreaded alarm starts to go off. Most days, I hit the snooze button once or twice before dragging myself...

MOPS: The Lifeline I Didn’t Know I Needed

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In 2016 we packed up our belongings, sold our house, and moved across the country to Arizona for a job opportunity for my husband....

Finding My Focus with Music: Playlists for Concentration

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Over the past couple of years, I've had more conversations with friends and acquaintances on the topic of concentration than I can even begin...

Microwave Pasta Mom

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5:40 pm: It's time to clock out of work for the day after a 10-hour shift, and my evening shift as "Mama" starts. 5:50 pm:...