Category: Working Mom

How to Prepare Freezer Meals to make Dinner Time Easy

How to Prepare Freezer Meals to make Dinner Time Easy

Why does dinner always seem like an oversight and something that we rush to throw together on an almost daily basis? I’ve struggled with coming up with a family meal plan, but we just end up scrambling on weekends to come up with our food plan and shopping list. Sometimes we do well and pull together a list of recipes that are easy to double, and we have leftovers for lunch the next day or even two nights of food. But we still are not organized enough, and every week we have to go through the same process. Are you […]

Posted August 12, 2016 by Julie in Food, Reviews, TopPosts, Working Mom, / 28 Comments
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What important details you should include in a Nanny Contract

What important details you should include in a Nanny Contract

Hiring a nanny to care for your children is a process, and every process has important steps. First, we need to decide whether a nanny will fit our needs, and we went through a decision process of nanny care versus a daycare center. Next, we need to have our nanny interview questions ready for when we meet with potential nannies. Finally, when we select the person we wish to hire as our nanny, we need a nanny contract in place.   Why you need a Nanny Contract An agreement or contract between the nanny and your family is meant to […]

Posted August 8, 2016 by Julie in Parenting, TopPosts, Working Mom, / 16 Comments
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10+ Breastfeeding Moms Share their Tips

10+ Breastfeeding Moms Share their Tips

I remember those moments, his eyes fluttering and his tiny little body relaxing against me as he begins to drink. That soft baby curled up around me, us bonding in such a special way. The milk drunk face with pouty lips and an expression of pure relaxed bliss. I cherish those memories of breastfeeding my son. Breastfeeding is a topic that is near to my heart, even if I am no longer nursing. I shared our journey on multiple occasions, sharing the good with the bad, the struggles with our joys. Between World Breastfeeding Week and National Breastfeeding Month, this month is […]

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Tips to Maintain the Work-Mom Life Balance

Tips to Maintain the Work-Mom Life Balance

Being a working mom is tough for many reasons. You miss your little child all day while you’re at work, you come home tired and still need to save some energy to spend time with that sweet child, as well as uphold the home. It is easy for you to get overwhelmed with everything, which is why finding balance is so vital. Tips to Maintain the Work-Mom Life Balance Understand and embrace the fact that things have changed. The fastest way to mom guilt city is to expect everything to remain as it was with such a massive shift in […]

Posted May 23, 2016 by Julie in Parenting, TopPosts, Working Mom, / 50 Comments
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7 Workplace Health Hacks for Working Moms

7 Workplace Health Hacks for Working Moms

We working moms have our plates so full that we can’t see past the water glass sometimes. Ok, so a silly punny thing to say, but in all seriousness, you know I’m right. Sometimes it is difficult to balance it all, and we tend to put ourselves last. It is not easy to take care of our own health while working full time and taking care of a family. I wish it was. But, there are a few things we can do while at work to help take care of ourselves, even a little, and to remain healthy. Healthy Hacks […]

Posted April 19, 2016 by Julie in Health, Working Mom, / 8 Comments
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How to work on your clothing budget as a working mom

How to work on your clothing budget as a working mom

Working moms are always juggling numerous responsibilities and managing almost everything. With such stress and pressure, it is hard to keep track of expenses on a wardrobe that can be the answer to all of their work wear wishes. We understand that it is hard to be well dressed along with being well… perfect, all the time. So, we decided to make things easier and come up with a cost-effective wardrobe at the same time. Keep it Frugal on a Budget You may not have restrictions regarding how much can you spend on your clothing and accessories, but you can’t […]

Posted April 12, 2016 by Julie in Guest Posts, Working Mom, / 0 Comments
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The Shift Working Mom and the Child Care Conundrum, Guest Post by The Mama Nurse

The Shift Working Mom and the Child Care Conundrum, Guest Post by The Mama Nurse

Today I’m sharing some thoughts from the lovely Tori of The Mama Nurse on the topic of shift working schedules and the struggles of finding adequate child care. Tori shares her experience from a Canadian perspective, showing us that finding adequate child care with flexible hours is a wide-spread struggle. The guest post below is an excerpt. For the full post, please visit the post on The Mama Nurse. This post is part of a series I am curating on child care and nannies. If you are a blogger and would like to guest post here on this topic, let me […]

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5 Things to Do When Hiring a Nanny, Guest Post by Cristy of Happy Family Blog

5 Things to Do When Hiring a Nanny, Guest Post by Cristy of Happy Family Blog

Today I have a guest post from the lovely Cristy of HappyFamilyBlog.com on the topic of hiring a nanny. This is part of a series I am doing on child care and nannies. If you are a blogger and would like to guest post here on this topic, let me know.   5 Things to Do When Hiring a Nanny I remember before our daughter was born, the thing I was most worried about was child care.  Everywhere we went I would think “ok when we have a child, where would they be?”  I loved my career so the idea […]

Posted March 21, 2016 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, TopPosts, Working Mom, / 11 Comments
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Nanny Interview Questions, Free Printable Checklist

Nanny Interview Questions, Free Printable Checklist

Preparing for your Nanny Interview Selecting someone to take care of your children is not an easy feat. You’re typically going to be interviewing strangers, so you have to ask the right questions and get a good feeling about the person you choose to hire. There are some categories of questions you should focus on, and these can give you ideas of additional questions to ask. General Background Questions These are the usual starter questions for someone you will interview, so a nanny interview is no different. Ask her about herself, her hobbies and interests. Ask her why she wants […]

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Alternatives for Child Care, Guest Post by Cristy of Happy Family Blog

Alternatives for Child Care, Guest Post by Cristy of Happy Family Blog

Today I have a guest post from the lovely Cristy of HappyFamilyBlog.com on the topic of child care. We’re actually sharing a nanny as well, so I’m excited to see that specified as one of the items on her list of child care alternatives. This is part of a series I am doing on child care and nannies. If you are a blogger and would like to guest post here on this topic, let me know.   Alternatives for Child Care Since my daughter was a preemie the idea of a day care center never came into our decision-making process.  […]

Posted February 24, 2016 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, Working Mom, / 5 Comments
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