All Blog Posts Tagged 'working' (149)

The Traveling Working Mom Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of my Traveling Working Mom series! This week I have my second overnight trip away from Teagan. This trip will be a little longer and kicks off four consecutive weeks of work travel. Yikes!



To say I'm anxious is an understatement. As I mentioned in my last post I absolutely love my job, so when I'm gone for work I'm easily distracted, but Teagan is always in the back of my mind and the guilt of leaving my husband to be a single dad is ever…

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Added by Kristen Pederson on September 7, 2014 at 10:10pm — No Comments

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

The Traveling Working Mom

This week I became the traveling, working mom. This was my first overnight trip away from Teagan and leading up to the trip I had mixed feelings, as well as during the trip.



I can honestly say I'm in the best job of my career up to this point. I love my company and my job gives me pride, energy, and excitement. I knew after Teagan was born I would need to travel at certain points in the year, but I was conflicted with how this would impact me and my family. At the…

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Added by Kristen Pederson on September 1, 2014 at 12:18pm — No Comments

The Hidden Benefits of Daycare

I grew up with live-in nannies. Not many nannies at once of course, I’m not a Kardashian, but one nanny at a time over the course of my childhood. My parents both worked full-time jobs and needed someone around the clock to help take care of me and my brother. I loved my nannies, they were like family to me and I cried as each one of them left to be closer to their real families.

So when it came time to make a decision for …

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Added by Noa Arias on June 15, 2014 at 9:24pm — 2 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

Things I've Learned This Week

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** EVERY day should be Mother's Day.  Because obviously.



** Donald Sterling makes me feel a whole lot better about the…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on May 16, 2014 at 1:31pm — 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

Making my peace with traffic

One of the many reasons we moved was to shorten our commute time. So, although I find myself driving less miles, I find that I am in the car for the same amount of time as I used to be (or sometimes for longer). Every morning and evening, I sit in traffic and look at the other cars around me: I see angry, frustrated drivers who are endangering everyone around them by not using turn signals when merging; I see sleepy drivers who are…

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Added by Lauren Markman on April 11, 2014 at 6:24am — 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

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

Paycheck? For Now, Hugs Will do.

Moms, we know the value of our role within our families.  Although some days I find myself drifting to sleep feeling guilty about my growing disdain for housework, about losing my patience with the kids, about not being very proficient in the kitchen. Children, especially little ones don’t really have any idea about what moms do all day. And, for the most part they probably don’t really care.  Which is okay.  They are little.  Moms are sort of like magic elves that work out of…

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Added by Jennifer Wennig on February 6, 2014 at 2:41pm — No Comments

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