All Blog Posts Tagged 'Working' (35)

Mother of All Interns: Finding My Way





Like many women of my generation, I spent the years following college in a bustling city (Chicago, in my case) building my career by day and delighting in the plethora of urban offerings by night.  I started to step away from that life in my mid-30s when my future husband decided to pursue a master’s degree in the suburbs of Detroit.  I’m not sure if moving away from Chicago, my dearest friends and my business…

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Added by Jennifer Wennig on January 28, 2014 at 11:35am — No Comments

My First Year as a School Volunteer: Lessons from the Front Lines

 

About a year ago I wrote this post about how to make the most out of your school volunteer efforts. D2 wasn't enrolled in pre-school yet, so…

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Added by Portia Mount on May 30, 2012 at 2:53pm — No Comments

My Homemade Baby Food Making Plan

I've had a couple of friends recently ask me how I find the time to make homemade baby food.  I try to explain it's not necessarily a matter of finding time but making the most of the time you have available to make the food.  Which of course means I have have an organized plan when I sit down to make the food...'cause…

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Added by Christy Lingo on April 24, 2012 at 12:55pm — No Comments

WHAT'S THE PRICE OF YOUR MATERNITY LEAVE?

My 7 month pregnant sister just realized that she is unable to use her paid sick leave to add on to her maternity leave.  So essentially she will be only be paid for 6-8 weeks for her maternity leave.  Which all in all is better than NOT having any paid maternity leave.  But since they recently…

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Added by Christy Lingo on March 13, 2012 at 7:51pm — No Comments

Leadership Lessons of Potty Training

Boss Mom, Potty Training, Portia Mount

We started potty training D2 over the holidays. I agonized about what method to use. Three-day bootcamp method? Gradual method? No method?  Ultimately, our pediatrician gave us the best advice, wait until he is ready and you’ll know. You can’t force a child to potty train before he is ready. He’s now at the point where he can wear undies during the day and diapers at…

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Added by Portia Mount on February 17, 2012 at 11:04am — No Comments

Calling all Mompreneurs

Entrepreneur.com defines a mompreneur as "a female business  owner who is actively balancing the role of mom and the role of entrepreneur." It may sound simple, but combining these two important and delicate life roles is time consuming an at times, overwhelming. Join us in our MACs Global Chat at any point today to engage with other working…

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Added by Michelle Christie on February 13, 2012 at 8:13am — No Comments

Aunt Jemima Frozen Breakfast #Giveaway

If I could only eat one meal a day, it would be breakfast. I love, love breakfast. I love breakfast so much that when I am feeling too lazy to cook dinner, I'll whip up a poached egg and turkey bacon sandwich or (my very favorite) banana pancakes. When the Aunt…

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Added by Portia Mount on January 23, 2012 at 10:17pm — No Comments

Princess Rocking Chairs Oh my!!!!

http://harpergracebaby.com/item_383/Royal-Rocker-Princess.htm  

Well I am new here still and this is sort of a test post so I can figure out what I am doing.  But I am a working mommy of 2 little boys.  I am also opening 2 more e-commerce sites in addition to www.HarperGraceBaby.com......www.HarperGraceMaternity.com & coming…

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Added by Patty Gatter on December 9, 2011 at 7:48pm — No Comments

GUIDE TO GETTING OUT THE DOOR

We are lucky enough to have arranged our work schedules so our little guy is at home with one of us while the other parent works.  At least most of the time.  This week is the first time we had to take to him to a sitter outside of the home.  I gotta tell you, I have mad props for the moms that do this every morning. 

I sorely underestimated the amount of planning and effort it would take to arrive at both the sitter and my appointment on time.  I went to bed thinking "all I need to…
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Added by Christy Lingo on December 3, 2011 at 2:33pm — No Comments

Eating Clean: Week 2

 

Crockpot Porridge from the Eat Clean Diet Cookbook

Earlier this month, I resolved to accept the realities of my slowing metabolism, clean up my diet and…

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Added by Portia Mount on October 28, 2011 at 10:14am — No Comments

My Bad Mommy Moment

I don't know what it is about October but it has been one hellacious month. My days have been packed full of meetings and nearly every project that's on my plate is in high gear.  I'm also traveling every weekend this month which means I spend Thurdays and Friday nights frantically packing as well as prepping Dr. D. to watch D2 over the weekend. To add to it all, D2 has been…

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Added by Portia Mount on October 19, 2011 at 9:27pm — No Comments

A Common Conundrum for Parents: Childcare Expenses that Drain your Pocketbook

http://www.meritworld.com/

I can empathize with new parents when they talk about the seemingly-impossible task of finding great schooling that doesn’t break the bank.  Sending your preschooler off is hard enough emotionally, and becomes even more challenging when factor in your requirements: you want it to be a stimulating, educational, and reliable start and a comfortable place for your kids to be while you are at work.…

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Added by Susan Tatsui-D'Arcy on October 17, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

What's in a Name?

Does my son know I'm his mother?

About a week ago I was picking D2 up from the half-day toddler program at Montessori and just making chit chat with his teacher. I asked her how he was doing. "He's doing great" she tells me, "but he keeps asking for someone named Eva. Who takes care of him in the afternoon?" I tell her Eva is his…

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Added by Portia Mount on October 5, 2011 at 9:37am — No Comments

What Your Jealousy is Telling You

Put Jealousy in Perspective

Last weekend I watched the hilarious comedy Bridesmaids.  Besides being a side-splittingly funny view of two best friends' (one the bride and the other the maid of honor) adventures in wedding planning, there was a serious message about jealousy.  The protagonist, who is…

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Added by Portia Mount on September 30, 2011 at 3:34pm — No Comments

Number Two on the Brain

I've got #2 on the brain. Not that number two. I'm talking baby number two. It's not a coincidence because lately it seems everyone is wondering if I'll have a second baby. I find this questioning only slightly less invasive than having  my belly felt up when I was pregnant. D2 turns two in November and whenever anyone asks me how old he is, it's always…

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Added by Portia Mount on September 26, 2011 at 10:28pm — No Comments

Soul-destroying Meetings, Chatty Cathys and Other Workplace Time Sucks

When I was a young singleton working for a large PR agency in New York, I was always jealous of my married colleagues who would leave the office "early" (that's 6pm in the PR agency world) to pick up children from daycare or relieve nannies. The rest of us worker bees would work until about 8 or 9 at night. We'd often slag on the offending managing director behind her…

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Added by Portia Mount on September 16, 2011 at 8:40am — No Comments

How to Get Ready for Work in 15 Minutes Flat

Oh, how I fondly remember those days before having D2 when I could roll out of bed at the last minute, listen to the news while eating breakfast and then head off to work. Those days are long gone. I now pride myself in being able to get ready in the morning in less than 15 minutes. It's not something I set out to do but after I had D2 there was so much more that needed to…

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Added by Portia Mount on September 8, 2011 at 10:43pm — No Comments

How to Rebuild Your Local Economy One Job at a Time

You don't have to be an economist to know the economy sucks right now.  Unemployment has yet to drop below 9% and in some states like my adopted home state of North Carolina, that figure is way above 10%.  Fourteen million people out of work and those are just the ones still being counted. It's downright depressing. This week the media is abuzz about President Obama's job…

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Added by Portia Mount on September 6, 2011 at 7:11am — No Comments

How Much is TMI at Work?

A few weeks ago I coached a successful business woman who was struggling to understand why her staff didn't trust or confide in her. One of the key pieces of feedback she received was that she was too impersonal.  Her staff complained (anonymously) that they felt like they didn't really know her and that she didn't take time to understand their personal lives outside of…

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Added by Portia Mount on August 25, 2011 at 10:48am — No Comments

Where's Your Easy Button?

This past Saturday I went grocery shopping with D2 in tow.  He was restless and trying to escape from the cart's child safety belt as the checkout clerk loaded our cart up with bags. Observing that I clearly had my hands full, the bag boy asked me if I needed any help out to my car. I told him, "No, thanks.  I got it."Just the other night, I was putting D2 down for bed with our…

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Added by Portia Mount on August 1, 2011 at 9:52pm — No Comments

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