Category: Work

Amazing Meal Planning Services to make Meal Time Simpler

Amazing Meal Planning Services to make Meal Time Simpler

Being a working mom means we probably don’t have time to cook a brand new beautiful meal from scratch every day. But you know what? That’s fine! That’s not where my passions lie, or my skills for that matter! It is more important for me to come up with a simple plan for meals so I can focus on what really matters – the time spent with my family (not the time spent slaving over grocery shopping and cooking). I’m all about using the tools and services provided by others that make my life easier. Life is complicated enough, and […]

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Side Hustle Series: Become a Wine Guide with Traveling Vineyard

Side Hustle Series: Become a Wine Guide with Traveling Vineyard

Thanks to Traveling Vineyard® for sponsoring this conversation. I’m a mom of a toddler, so I am beginning to understand why so many moms love wine. Seriously, though, there are a ton of different types of wine ranging in colors and flavors and appearance. Unless you’re already an expert and have sampled a wide array of options, you might not yet know what you like. I know I have a preference for sweet wines, and I have to stay away from reds due to getting headaches, but there is so much more to wine than that. The side-hustle I am sharing with […]

Posted May 23, 2017 by Julie in Sponsored, Work, / 0 Comments
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Side-Hustle Series: Interview with Photographer Matthew David Parker

Side-Hustle Series: Interview with Photographer Matthew David Parker

  I am enjoying interviewing professionals about their line of work or their side hustles. Today I am sharing an interview with a professional photographer! Photography is super vital not just in the world of blogging, but in our general lives! We love to have snapshots of important moments in our lives – weddings, babies, and lately even the food we eat for dinner. Read on to learn more about photographer Matthew David Parker and a business in photography. Behind The Scenes with Matthew David Parker   Tell us a little about yourself and your business. Why did you select […]

Posted May 16, 2017 by Julie in Sponsored, Work, / 0 Comments
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Morning Routine Tips for Busy Moms that Will Make You an Organized Rockstar

Morning Routine Tips for Busy Moms that Will Make You an Organized Rockstar

Inside: Rock your busy mom morning routine with these organization tips!  I see it every morning. I know what you’re going through. Rushing to get out the door. Already running late. Checking the traffic report and dreading the drive ahead. The toddler just doesn’t want to put on his shoes or leave his latest obsession: the measuring spoons. The fussing and “hurry up” and stress that happens every day. Mornings are rough enough as a working mom. Not only do we have to get ourselves ready but we also need to get the children up, dressed, and fed.     Get […]

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Side Hustle Series: Interview with a Digital Marketing and SEO Consultant

Side Hustle Series: Interview with a Digital Marketing and SEO Consultant

Side hustles and the idea of working from home are getting more and more popular these days as busy parents yearn for more flexibility and a better work-life balance. I previously shared how affiliate marketing can be an incredible side-hustle, and now I am sharing an interview with a digital marketing and SEO consultant! Starting a part-time SEO consulting business from home doesn’t take as much as you might think, as the lovely Claudia will explain below. The best part is SEO consulting hourly rates are quite lucrative, so the hours of work required to reach a goal can be much […]

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How to Handle Child Care When You Work from Home

How to Handle Child Care When You Work from Home

  Child Care When You Work from Home I am a working Mom of two kids, ages 13 and 3. I have my own consulting business and work remotely, mostly from home. I live a very blended life with almost no boundaries. I work and play every day. I typically work half my work day during the day and the other half at night.   Since I do half my work at night when the kids are asleep, I don’t need full-time care.  I use a combination of college nannies, a childproof playroom and a Pack n’ Play stocked with […]

Posted May 1, 2017 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, Working Mom, / 2 Comments
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Why I’m Happy we switched my Toddler to Daycare

Why I’m Happy we switched my Toddler to Daycare

I’m guest posting today on Baby Castan On Board about why I’m happy we switched my toddler to daycare. A brief excerpt is below, and you can read the full post there!   Before I had my baby, we decided to hire a live-in nanny to help care for him while we were at work. A secondary reason for having a live-in nanny was there would be another adult in the house while my husband was away on military duty. This arrangement worked out great for some time, but when my son was almost two, our nanny suddenly quit on […]

Posted April 30, 2017 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, Working Mom, / 1 Comment
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How to use Google Calendar to organize your busy working mom life

How to use Google Calendar to organize your busy working mom life

Your life is busy, and your mind is a whirlwind of information. You are doing your best to keep it all straight, but things fall through the cracks. You are looking for some working mom organization tips to organize your busy life. I hear you! That’s why I’m sharing some of my (not very complicated) busy mom organization tips. I have learned that trying to remember all things and simply relying on your memory is not enough, and the use of friendly tools is required to organize my working mom life. The tool of my choice? Google Calendar.  Why I […]

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Side-Hustle Series: Degrees that Appeal to Moms

Side-Hustle Series: Degrees that Appeal to Moms

Degrees that Appeal to Many Working Moms Being a working mom can be a delicate balance. Of course, technology helps make life easier all the time. For example, you can earn bachelor’s, master’s, and even doctoral degrees mostly or entirely online. Moreover, online degrees are available in many fields, so here’s a look at a few that appeal to working moms. Library Science Depending on your age, you may associate libraries with dusty books and adults severely whispering, “Shhh!” Many, if not most, libraries nowadays are modern, with robust ebook catalogs, programs that welcome community members inside, and librarians who […]

Posted April 23, 2017 by Julie in Guest Posts, School, Sponsored, Work, / 1 Comment
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How I streamline my busy life as a working mom with these time-saving tips

How I streamline my busy life as a working mom with these time-saving tips

Work, take care of your family, sleep (yea, right), repeat. Wearer of many hats, and not all that fit just right, moms are busy. So busy. But we have to get it all done, whether we like it or not. Whether our mommy brains cooperate, or not. Easy, time-saving tips for working moms But we can make things easier on ourselves and our busy schedules by finding ways to streamline and simplify our tasks. Read on for some of my time-saving tips and how I streamline my busy life as a working mom.   Streamline your busy mom life: Automate all the […]

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