Category: Working Mom

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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Child Care Options – Our decision to hire a live-in Nanny

Child Care Options – Our decision to hire a live-in Nanny

If you’re an expecting parent and planning to return to work, I know this topic is weighing on your mind: child care. Who will you trust to watch your little baby while you’re at work all day? Both of us work full-time so we considered several options for this common dilemma. Daycare is the common solution, but there are also nannies and au pairs. Today I’m sharing the options we considered before deciding what option will work best for our family. Child care options we considered and our ultimate decision to hire a live-in nanny Daycare considerations Daycare was the […]

Posted February 22, 2016 by Julie in Parenting, TopPosts, Working Mom, / 39 Comments
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When I look in the mirror

When I look in the mirror

This week’s Finish the Sentence Friday topic is: When I look in the mirror… When I look in the mirror, I see the tired eyes looking back at me. I see the grey hair and wrinkles around my eyes – isn’t that what people see about themselves first? I see the extra weight I carry around, the weight I put on while carrying, and caring for, my baby. But then I look deeper. I look past all that and really take a look at myself. When I look in the mirror I see a woman who has accomplished so much […]

Posted February 11, 2016 by Julie in Memes, Working Mom, / 23 Comments
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Survival guide for working moms

Survival guide for working moms

The level of stress working moms have to face is tremendous. Working moms have to balance a lot more than just work.  The responsibility of the children rests on their shoulders; they have to balance their work while simultaneously being accountable for the household. Making sure the house runs smoothly, grocery shopping, picking up the kids from school, helping them with their homework, making sure a warm delicious meal rests on the table for dinner time. Their life is very hectic. There are ways women can balance their life and survive while maintaining their sanity.  For starters, working moms should […]

Posted January 21, 2016 by Julie in Guest Posts, Working Mom, / 6 Comments
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Comfortable Pumping and Nursing Bra, BeliBea Review

Comfortable Pumping and Nursing Bra, BeliBea Review

I received the full product in exchange for my honest review. My Experience: The BeliBea is the most comfortable bra I own! Part way through my pregnancy, every band of any bra I owned started getting uncomfortable. For some reason, even some sports bras felt like they were cutting into my skin (and at least left the skin red and sore). I tried out various sports bra type maternity and nursing bras, but after a full day’s wear I was uncomfortable in all of them. Then I got to try the BeliBea. It is so soft and hugs my skin rather […]

Posted November 8, 2015 by Julie in Reviews, Working Mom, , / 0 Comments
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What to Wear as a New Working Mom

What to Wear as a New Working Mom

Having a baby really changes your body, and chances are (if you’re like me, anyway) your old career wardrobe doesn’t quite work with your new curves. I’m lucky that I do not have to wear suits or super formal career attire at work, but I still need to have a business professional yet casual wardrobe. I wanted to share an example of a typical outfit for me, and some staples you should add to your new working mom wardrobe. New Working Mom Wardrobe Staples First and foremost let’s just get this out of the way – elastic waist slacks. Maternity pants are […]

Posted September 14, 2015 by Julie in TopPosts, Working Mom, / 2 Comments
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