I cannot be the only one...who, as a working mama, associates school holidays with a mad scramble to find someone to watch their child; making phone calls calling in favors, while dropping discreet reminders of something you did for that person in the recent past. Harboring hopes that the person you decide to ask will offer their assistance before you have to resort to begging and making future promises of your services when needed.…Continue
Added by Janice Perry on November 25, 2013 at 7:45pm — No Comments
I was bummed with the thought of having to return to work after I had my baby. Due to the circumstances, I was unable to stay at home with my baby after my maternity leave was over. I remember counting down the days until I returned and I felt a deepening sadness overwhelm me. Once, I returned to work…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on November 17, 2013 at 5:40pm — No Comments
The biggest challenge and struggle in my life right now is not letting my work mess with my head.
I am working full time and although the job in itself would not be that bad, the environment and people make it the wickedest experience. Quite often I ask myself it this all worth it?
Life has evolved in such a way that it’s become a chore. Is the purpose really to spend our life laboring away, (contributing to) producing a surplus of products/services…Continue
Added by Ana Horga on November 7, 2013 at 12:52am — No Comments
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Added by Polly Workinger on August 6, 2013 at 12:55pm — No Comments
Exercising regularly was definitely high up on my list of goals when I got divorced. It was yet another way to get myself out of rock bottom. Before Hana was born, I went to the gym 4 or 5 days a…Continue
Added by Eva Cornejo on May 7, 2013 at 12:24pm — No Comments
I saw this picture posted by a friend on Facebook today and thought that it was a really awesome picture so, I shared it on Twitter and now sharing it on my blog as well. The picture? This one.
I have the biggest problem with the word FEAR and I am sure I am…Continue
Added by Marsha Maung on February 4, 2013 at 11:07pm — No Comments
I wrote about the experience I have had dealing with insecurities at my Yoga Class. Maybe there is something to be learned about never comparing ourselves to others and measuring our best against ourselves and no one else!
What are your thoughts on this? Have you had any experiences simular to this? I think it keeps a lot of…Continue
Added by Megan Lynch on January 10, 2013 at 2:28pm — No Comments
But being able to connect with people is still very possible. There are the various social networking sites and messengers providing voice, chat and video connections. All of these, I have utilized when I started working from home.
So aside from my current friends, I have been able to gain…Continue
Added by Jovell Alingod on October 28, 2012 at 6:43am — No Comments
Yes, being a work-from-home mom is not for the faint-hearted. And I’m not even getting started on the bad days when schools are shut, or the children fall ill or the help mysteriously disappear to their gaons (villages) for vague, unexplained reasons. So the next time, someone you know tells you she’s a work-from-home mom, give her an encouraging pat on the back. Even better, take her out for coffee or offer to watch her kids while she takes a luxurious ten minute shower. Trust me,…Continue
Added by Manasi Vaidya on October 9, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Really glad it's Monday after a crazy weekend of non-stop kid activities and sports. Even though I'm working, I'm actually sitting down as opposed to any given day on the weekend. Read more about it on my blog...Room for One More
Added by Evelyn Bjornson on September 17, 2012 at 1:26pm — No Comments
Yesterday I shared with you my Child Care Woes. The day care we use will be closed until August 13th for a suspected mold they found in one of the rooms. On one hand I am happy they take any concerns like this seriously and promptly. On the other hand I have been worried that I wouldn't be able to find child care for the days I work. Right now we do not live close to family or friends. I…Continue
Added by MamaTalesBlog on August 3, 2012 at 12:16pm — No Comments
Yeah, pump it up! If you're a child of the 80's like me (yes I'm a nerd, and a music nerd)- than this might be the first song that comes to mind and it's totally okay if you sing along:
But I wasn't really talking about that type of pumping it up- I'm talking about the working mom! The mom who's gotta nurse her baby even though she works 8-5, kind of pump-it-up. If you don't nurse, or have boobs, you can…Continue
Added by Karen LunchingMomma on July 23, 2012 at 12:02pm — No Comments
"Mommy guilt", I don't want my baby in day care, I don't want anyone else to raise my baby, and finally going back to work just isn't worth it. Each year more and more new Mothers are leaving the Corporate Life in search of the ever elusive, "Work Life Balance." Mompreneurs, with our new companies and our new inventions are driven and motivated to change the business World and create the ideal family work structure. I'm not going to use the word balance, because truly are you never really…Continue
Added by Bed Rest Concierge on May 5, 2012 at 12:31am — No Comments
Last Friday was the last day of Camp Runamuk (the affectionate name we call life at my house when the kids are off school and fun is involved) and I decided to host the First Annual Dugdale Trifecta Easter Egg Hunt.
Here’s what you get when you have 4 mommies + 14 kids + 225 eggs + 12 tons of sugar =
Added by Heather Dugdale on April 11, 2012 at 11:17pm — No Comments
. . . was the question from the Dish Network installer at my house today as we were entertaining 14 yes, I said FOURTEEN, children.
. . . was the question from the very irritated and judgmental man who almost ran my children over in the Target parking lot! “YEEEEEEEESSSS!” was my defensive and embarrassed response.
Added by Heather Dugdale on April 6, 2012 at 4:01pm — No Comments
A little over a year ago I took the leap and went back into the workforce.
For seven years prior to that I was an English Professor. I spent the last 3 years teaching online only so I worked at home. Now I work outside the home and I LOVE my job.
I was worried about the effect it would have on my kids though. Big Brother was halfway through kindergarden and Little Brother had always been at home with me.
What I found is that my kids like school, most of the time. They…Continue
Added by Lindsey Renuard on April 3, 2012 at 10:29am — No Comments
Hi, it’s me standing on my soap box. Yes… again.
Moms make difficult decisions every day: Should I buy the generic diapers on sale or should I splurge on name brand? Breast or bottle? Is my child crying because he really needs something or is he crying because he’s a little fussy? Despite the unsolicited advice and lectures I have endured regarding my…Continue
Added by Jennifer Stauffer on February 6, 2012 at 5:05pm — No Comments
In case you’re wondering why I look a little taller today, it’s because I’m standing on my mommy soap box. Check out Mommy DIY if you don’t want to read my statement, otherwise, read on.
I want to be a good mom, I really do, but I have no idea what I am doing! While I was pregnant I studied parenting literature, questioned other moms, and prepared myself for baby. Lately, people just tell me what to do when I’m…Continue
Added by Jennifer Stauffer on February 2, 2012 at 3:52pm — No Comments
Well, Yesterday I posted a "VLog" which I have never done before and apparently no one viewed it....Oh well. Its on You Tube so we will see if anyone is interested.
Well, I am a working mom and Entrepreneur. (A lot of other things too:) I work in healthcare and have been doing so for many years, it pays great and I do enjoy it although getting a bit bored. I come from a long line of Entrepreneurs, It is something that I really cannot help, it is just in me.…Continue
Added by Patty Gatter on February 2, 2012 at 9:13am — No Comments