Category: Working Mom

How to stay Productive when Working From Home

How to stay Productive when Working From Home

Working from home is a one-day goal of mine. I know I’m not alone in that. Working from home gives us the opportunity to find that delicate work-life balance. If you’re like me, we’re searching to learn how to be more focused on our work so we can spend more time with our family. I work full-time in the corporate world. One day I wish to transition into a more part-time schedule, perhaps with some of that time working from home. I’m allowed a few work from home days, usually with special permission if someone is sick (myself or the toddler) […]

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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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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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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 […]

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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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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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How I practice self-care on my commute

How I practice self-care on my commute

Working moms who work outside the home envy those who work from home most over one particular item: their lack of commute. If your commute is anything like mine, you’re probably super stressed by the time you even arrive at work in the morning. Oh, how I would love to see teleportation invented already, so I don’t have to drive to and from work on a daily basis. I waste spend about 3 hours on average every day on the road, thanks to the wonder that is Houston traffic. How is a busy mom to cope with such a long commute? […]

Posted April 5, 2017 by Julie in TopPosts, Working Mom, / 1 Comment
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How to Introduce a New Nanny to Your Kids

How to Introduce a New Nanny to Your Kids

Great Ways to Introduce a New Nanny to Your Kids As a working mom, a full-time parent of two and a social butterfly, having a plan for taking care of my kids is a must. Of course, they always come first, and as far as priorities go, I’ve never found it difficult to take as much time off as necessary to dedicate myself only to them, like when my son had the measles and my daughter had an ear infection. But as much as I like developing my career and going for a cup of coffee with my best friend […]

Posted March 29, 2017 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, Working Mom, / 0 Comments
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What I’ll miss about having a Nanny and what I’m looking forward to with Daycare

What I’ll miss about having a Nanny and what I’m looking forward to with Daycare

Having a person care for my child in my own home as been absolutely wonderful. When we were deciding whether to hire a nanny or take our baby to a daycare center, there were so many factors we considered. An in-home nanny/babysitter type situation was perfect for us, and  I will miss it now that it is coming to an end. My nanny gave her notice, and today is her last day. I thought it would be fitting to reflect on our time together and the peace of mind she provided. Sure, it hasn’t been easy to having a stranger […]

Posted October 14, 2016 by Julie in Parenting, TopPosts, Working Mom, / 30 Comments
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