All Blog Posts Tagged 'mothers' (95)

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

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

Working Women: Let's Do It!!!

On Your Mark Get Set GOOOOO!!!! (How many times have I said THAT?) lol....



Ah, each time I begin a new endeavor (like this blog!) it is scary, exciting, and very challenging. I find myself asking myself, "How do YOU know how to do that?"



It is always a reflective process for me to ask myself questions like....What do I really want? Why am I doing this? Can I make it work? What will it "cost" me personally or professionally?



The questions will always be a part of… Continue

Added by Valerie Fitzgerald on July 6, 2008 at 6:49pm — No Comments

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