All Blog Posts Tagged 'balance' (70)

Families interrupted by work

As soon as I got pregnant, two things started happening right away:

  1. Other mothers started telling me pregnancy- and child-related horror stories. (Seriously, why do women do this?)
  2. I was treated a little differently at…
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Added by Lauren Markman on September 3, 2014 at 6:38am — No Comments

Taking care of Mom and Dad

My son likes to remind me that he is my only child. He'll snuggle in my arms and say, "you are just my mommy - no one else has you for a mommy but me." It's possessive and sweet and it comes with a lot of responsibility that he doesn't understand yet.



Being a single child, he will fee lots of pressures in…

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Added by Lauren Markman on August 26, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

Apparently, I've peaked

I went on a date with my son. For five hours we hung out together, I introduced him to the Lego store, we ate ice cream, he went on a carousel ride and we bought some books. He told me that he wanted to go on another date with me soon because he was "happiest with Mommy."



I love spending time with him - he…

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Added by Lauren Markman on August 22, 2014 at 8:16am — No Comments

Meet the July Mommy Master-You Could be Featured Next!



Mommy Master of the Month

Congratulations to Elizabeth Vocke, this month’s Mommy Master!  Elizabeth is the perfect example of a mom who has mastered balancing it all.  She and her husband enjoy bringing up their daughter while following their passion for running a…

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Added by Ellie Hirsch on July 28, 2014 at 11:03am — No Comments

Mommy stress is different than other kinds of stress

I've spent most of my Mommyhood as a working Mom. I know the pain of leaving your baby with virtual strangers at a daycare, the difficulties in working from home with a sick child and letting go of your work self to…

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Added by Lauren Markman on July 16, 2014 at 6:36am — No Comments

Going to work to relieve your stress

By now, you may have seen the study which indicates that adults find work life less stressful than home life. The study concludes that people who work enjoy better mental and physical health and that full-time working mothers report better mental health than mothers who work part-time or who are stay-at-home moms. The study also found…

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Added by Lauren Markman on June 3, 2014 at 6:37am — 2 Comments

Dad, in a room, by himself

Later on tonight, when you are all home from work/school, I want you to ask yourself an important question: Where is your husband? 



You see, the chances are pretty high that he is in a room by himself mono-tasking. Mom, on the other hand, is probably in close proximity with the children,…

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Added by Lauren Markman on June 2, 2014 at 6:30am — 3 Comments

Changing your inner Mommy-logue

The following snippets are actual lines I've heard other mothers say:

  • I don't let my daughter watch TV, I'm a mean Mommy.
  • I'm not crafty at all - my poor child will have no idea how to be creative.
  • My son is so unhappy with me…
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Added by Lauren Markman on May 23, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

Spending time with my "other" family

I love my husband and son. I enjoy our adventurous weekends, inside jokes and our Family Nights together. I often wish there were more hours in the day so I could spend more time with them.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on May 14, 2014 at 6:35am — No Comments

Why I'm not busy anymore

I am not busy.

I am a working mom to an adventurous little guy and a needy cat. I am a woman who likes to travel with her husband, maintain a blog and a often-neglected but still beloved podcast, and who…

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Added by Lauren Markman on April 22, 2014 at 6:52am — No Comments

In (his) sickness and in (her) health

My husband and I have been together for a long time. I like that about us. I like having this mental database on him - things he likes, things he doesn't like, shared memories and even memories that he thinks are his but are really mine. I even like it when I learn something new about him, because it is usually such a wonderful surprise. (Seriously, honey? You like Indian food? When did that happen?)…

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Added by Lauren Markman on April 2, 2014 at 6:49am — 2 Comments

Life's too short - use the guest soap

We recently moved.

I am not like most people - I enjoy moving. No, not the heavy lifting part. Or the part where we realize we have too much stuff. Or anything that involves me dealing with the DMV.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on April 1, 2014 at 6:14am — No Comments

Who needs BuzzFeed when you have BuzzBrain?

I am awake and getting ready for my day.

Only, I am not just getting ready for my day. I am thinking about a project at work, and if my son has any homework he needs to bring in, and if we are out of milk, and what today's blog post will be about, and the fact I can't seem to catch up on my podcast, and did I…

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Added by Lauren Markman on March 18, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

Breadwinner moms and hardworking dads

Last week I posted about not qualifying fathers as "active." I'd like to believe that one day we will drop these adjectives from parental descriptions, so that we will be just "dads" and "moms" and not "active dads" or "working mothers." Especially, as the reality of dads who are involved with their children and moms that work become…

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Added by Lauren Markman on March 4, 2014 at 7:01am — 2 Comments

Meet the February Mommy Master-You could be next!

Mommy Master of the Month

Congratulations to the Mommy Master of the Month, LaKia Allen.  As a mother and entrepreneur, LaKia certainly knows how hard it is to balance it all and how easy it is to feel defeated and run-down.  She is helping moms gain the confidence to bounce back!

LaKia LaKia Allen is a certified life and health coach. She is also the founder and owner of Connect 3 Coaching…

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Added by Ellie Hirsch on February 25, 2014 at 12:07pm — No Comments

Let's learn something: Parenting and work don't mix

Last week we were all stuck at home due to a lengthy visit from winter storm Pax. (Side note: "Pax" means kiss of peace, which made it one of the most horribly named storms ever.) Since I work for a business that doesn't close due to weather, that meant I was working from home. And my son was home from school. And those two things are not meant to mix.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on February 21, 2014 at 6:43am — No Comments

Something's gotta give

Career-wise, I don't know what I want to be when I grow up. (I think we've talked about that before.) Once I dropped ballerina and astronaut off my potential job list, life got a little less interesting. But, I've always known that I wanted to be a mom. And now my life is interesting every day because of my son. I never know what that kid will say…

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Added by Lauren Markman on February 5, 2014 at 6:06am — No Comments

The elusive work/life balance

There is a legend passed down amongst mothers. The details differ depending on who tells it, but it is about a woman who is able to fulfill her duties in a rewarding job, then be the perfect wife and mother to multiple children, all while still volunteering at PTA events and holding monthly cocktail parties. She also makes an excellent souffle.

It is the myth of the…

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Added by Lauren Markman on January 24, 2014 at 6:35am — 1 Comment

Guest Blogger: 7 Ways Entrepreneurial Stay at Home Moms Can Carve Out Work Time

Mommy Masters welcomes Ryan Currie, who shares great tips for mompreneurs.

Being a mom is the hardest job in the world…everyone knows that! But combine the responsibilities of motherhood and entrepreneurialism? It’s a recipe to quickly becoming overworked, overstressed, and overextended. The toughest part of all is figuring out how to find the time to work on business while staying home…

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Added by Ellie Hirsch on January 23, 2014 at 11:21am — 1 Comment

Starting Again

So much hope and time can be put into the New Year and resolutions, but what happens when it's January 3rd and you already have forgotten to do whatever you set off to do...Do you wait until next January- 362 days from now. 

I'm over at Mamalode talking about starting again and how resolutions have shifted for me over the years. I'd love for you to join me there!…

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Added by Kelly on January 3, 2014 at 6:55am — No Comments

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