All Blog Posts Tagged 'mothers' (102)

The Childless Aunt

I'm currently writing an article for Mother's Day about mamas who don't have their own mothers around. It's fascinating to me that people can raise children when their own moms are not retired, living locally, emotionally involved or alive. So, you have that happy read to look forward to. In the meantime it got me thinking about another valuable player in the extended family - the childless aunt.





I had a childless aunt who we tragically lost to breast cancer a dozen years ago… Continue

Added by Julie Cole on March 22, 2009 at 3:36pm — No Comments

I Don't Get Facebook!

Am I the only one who doesn’t want 300 “friends” on Facebook? Am I the only one with a cell phone that doesn’t have a camera? Am I the only one with no interest in texting? The latest and greatest for a lot of other moms I know is being on Facebook, everyone declares to be addicted to it—I have to admit, I don’t get it.



I finally decided to sign up with Facebook and Twitter about two weeks ago, since I understand that as a blogger you “have” to be on them, it is one way how people… Continue

Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on March 8, 2009 at 5:49pm — 1 Comment

What's a mother to do?

My youngest son will be graduating from High School this year and I'm worried. I don't think he has a clue about his future. This is a kid I have had to push all thru school just to graduate. How will he make it thru college? He loves computers and wants to make it a career but I don't think a four year degree is something he can pull off. He has ADHD. That's not an excuse, its a fact. When he is focused on something he likes doing, he can pull of straight A's without a problem. However, when… Continue

Added by Lori on February 20, 2009 at 11:51pm — No Comments

The Ultimate Creation! ~for all moms!



. . . Although I can clearly remember one day shortly after coming home for the first time with my baby walking over to his crib and just looking at him. Taking him in with my eyes amazed that I created him in my body. . . .



read the full post at my main blog: Dragonfly… Continue

Added by Dinah on February 11, 2009 at 9:47am — No Comments

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Added by Amy {Mom Spark} on February 7, 2009 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Emphysema V.S. ME

Ok so I have been having problems breathing since 2005… finally the dr. decided to do something about it… took an X-ray and a breathing test…



Found out I have the beginning stages of Emphysema… F&ck!!!!!!



The reason I started to smoke was because of my family… they smoked all the time in front of me. I didn’t want to smoke because I wanted to go back to gymnastics and or dancing… however that was just a pipe dream mixed in with denial… ugh! To say the least… any ways…… Continue

Added by Sarah McLean on January 13, 2009 at 4:40pm — No Comments

A Mother’s Love

This year, five of my girlfriends had their first child. I was also pregnant, but with my second. As their bellies grew, they stopped looking at me with a bored stare. Instead, the first time moms gushed and cooed about my growing baby. Now each of them were interested and enthusiastic about the arrival of their own child and could not stop talking about everything baby.

As each of them went on at length about the anticipation and excitement of… Continue

Added by THE BIG AGOO on August 10, 2008 at 1:15am — No Comments

Working Women: Time Management Tips for Work at Home Moms

It can be tricky trying to balance work and family under the same roof - but with a few smart time management tips, you can perform the balancing act with ease!



Tip #1



A good day planner is essential for all work at home moms. It doesn’t matter if it’s on your computer or on paper – all that matters is that it is easy to follow and you use it.



Start by blocking your and scheduling family time first. These dates and times usually aren’t as flexible, so it’s… Continue

Added by Valerie Fitzgerald on July 6, 2008 at 6:58pm — No Comments

Working Women: Performing the Balancing Act? ...An Introduction to Working from Home

Today’s working moms know all too well how tricky it can be to perform the balancing act between work and family life.



And….more and more of today’s working moms are leaving the corporate jungle to spend more time at the jungle gym. But, with the expense of raising kids on the rise and college tuition at record highs, giving up an income to stay at home isn’t an option for a lot of working moms today.



The good news is, with today’s technology, working from home isn’t much… Continue

Added by Valerie Fitzgerald on July 6, 2008 at 6:58pm — No Comments

Working Women: Performing the Balancing Act? ...Flexing Your Work Schedule

Working moms know all too well how tricky it can be to perform the balancing act between work and family life. Somehow soccer practices and band concerts always seem to end up being scheduled at the same time as that meeting with your new client.



And…it seems that, for most moms, being pulled in a million different directions is taking its toll.



Did you know almost half of all working moms say they would take a cut in pay if it meant they could spend more time with their… Continue

Added by Valerie Fitzgerald on July 6, 2008 at 6:57pm — No Comments

Working Women: Performing the Balancing Act? ....Telecommuting

Let’s get started with my tips for performing the working woman’s balancing act without falling flat on your back with Tip #1.



Tip #1 – Telecommute: Allows people who live far from their place of business to work from home for certain work days and be more effective in their position, because they are not doing long commutes. It’s suppose to allow more productive time for the employer and also give flexibility to the employee if they have children.



If you’re like most… Continue

Added by Valerie Fitzgerald on July 6, 2008 at 6:57pm — No Comments

Working Women: Performing the Balancing Act? ... An Introduction

If you are a working woman, then I’m sure you’re all too familiar with trying to perform the never-ending balancing act between work and home life. And, if you happen to have children, then chances are you feel like you’re performing the balancing act of life on center stage….with a big, bright spotlight shining down on you!



Just like the single woman who refuses to “settle” for a husband instead of waiting for “Mr. Right”, working women and working moms alike are refusing to accept… Continue

Added by Valerie Fitzgerald on July 6, 2008 at 6:56pm — No Comments

Working Women: 10 Must NOT Do's When Dressing for a Successful Interview

So, you’ve landed the interview for that dream job you’ve been working so hard to get. Congratulations! But you don’t want to blow it by making critical errors when it comes to dressing for that interview, right?



Well, here are my top 10 Must Not Do’s for working women when dressing for a successful interview:



1. No out-of-date or trendy suits.



All working women know the importance of a good business suit, but it’s also important that your suit doesn’t set you… Continue

Added by Valerie Fitzgerald on July 6, 2008 at 6:55pm — No Comments

Working Women: 10 Must Do's When Dressing for a Successful Interview

Congratulations! But you don’t want to blow it by making critical errors when it comes to dressing for that interview, right?



Well, here are my top 10 Must Do’s for working women when dressing for a successful interview:



1. Well groomed hair.



Ever heard a friend’s advice about never getting a haircut right before taking a picture or going to a special event? Well, the same is true when it comes to interviewing. The night before your big interview is NOT the time… Continue

Added by Valerie Fitzgerald on July 6, 2008 at 6:55pm — No Comments

Stop "Getting Ready" To Work In A "Man's World"

As a baby boomer, I am aware of this fact and make daily choices to navigate around it. However, I don’t believe my 21 year-old daughter knows this concept-----yet. Maybe she never will! What a concept!



What does it mean to be a "working woman in a man's world?”



Well, let's see---under most circumstances we women are the homemaker, the teacher, the nurse, the mother (and often times - the father), the coach, the friend, and often the significant breadwinner. We fix, we do,… Continue

Added by Valerie Fitzgerald on July 6, 2008 at 6:54pm — No Comments

Working Women: Dress for Success? Always!

Whether you quickly stop off at the market to get some onions to "dress up" your dinner, or wish you had grabbed a flower to dress up your desk or home, you need to be aware of how good "dressing up" the things in your life, makes you feel.



Maybe some of you remember dressing up as children and how great that was? Every time you dress something up, it creates a better experience, in whatever it is you are doing. The same is true for your appearance. You need to "dress for success" as… Continue

Added by Valerie Fitzgerald on July 6, 2008 at 6:53pm — No Comments

Working Women: Just Breathe? Ahhhhh!

I tell you sometimes it's just go-go-go and my mind never stops. At these times – when I realize it's been a while since my last stop –I remind myself to stop and breathe. So simple, some may say, but the reality is that working women have a lot to juggle and sometimes breathing is not a priority.



(Ok, am I totally alone here?) Right now, stop reading this, and breathe…



…be crazy, take another breath…



…as the day goes on, think of ways to spend your free time.… Continue

Added by Valerie Fitzgerald on July 6, 2008 at 6:52pm — No Comments

Let's Talk: Issues of Working Women- Realizing Answers

As a working woman who is beginning a career or changing a career, no doubt issues and concerns come to mind about being a working woman. Take a breath and understand this is NORMAL.



Some of those issues or questions you are asking yourself about being a working woman may be:



Do I want a job?



Do I want to change my present job or career?



Do I have the skills to have the job I want?



Do I have the time and resources to learn new… Continue

Added by Valerie Fitzgerald on July 6, 2008 at 6:51pm — No Comments

Let's Talk: Issues on Working Women- Be There for YOU!

Where Are You When I Need You?



Have you asked that question of your spouse, friend, relative?? How about asking that question of YOURSELF? How would YOU answer that question?



The one thing I knew when I was broke...alone with a new baby....no money...no business....no formal education....was that I was there for me! You must know that NOW for yourself.



It is important to learn the skills to navigate this world but you must show up for yourself to make it… Continue

Added by Valerie Fitzgerald on July 6, 2008 at 6:51pm — No Comments

Working Women: The Balancing Act!

The Need To Be PERFECT –



the perfect mother...wife...lover...friend...homema

ker...breadwinner...family member...



Hmmm....anyone felt this way before?



I am sure you could add a few more titles yourself! We fix, we help, we assist, we clean, we take care of, we support, we raise children, we cook, we work, we love, we get ANGRY, we get sad, we...EVERYTHING!!



Where do WE exist??



We are circus jugglers ALL the time. Imagine juggling… Continue

Added by Valerie Fitzgerald on July 6, 2008 at 6:50pm — No Comments

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