Working Motherhood

I chose my family over my career

I chose my family over my career

I chose my family over my career For the last few years, I’ve worked for a pretty great company. After I got pregnant they allowed me to work from home two days a week to help supplement the cost of day care and to allow me […]

You can have a career, a side job and a personal life and still be a good mom, I think.

You can have a career, a side job and a personal life and still be a good mom, I think.

I’ve been trying to write this post for weeks, long before I joined the Blog Hop on the topic. I can’t seem to get the words out with any sort of meaning behind them. I want to say I’m a working mom and proud. I […]

Working from home – How to maximize productivity

Working from home – How to maximize productivity

Working from home can be a pretty sweet set up: you wear whatever you want; sleep in a little longer than usual; don’t have to fight traffic into the office; and, if you’re a parent, you even save a little on daycare costs. What’s not to […]

How to make a single mom quit her job

How to make a single mom quit her job

You are an employer, and one of your employees is a single mom. Forget for a minute that she needs her job. Forget that she probably works 10 times harder than anyone else in the office during normal business hours because she doesn’t have the […]

Shop Small

Shop Small

In an effort to supplement income, many moms and pops are trying their hand at entrepreneurship. Now I’m not talking about opening up a restaurant or falling into the trap of wraps and greens and nail polishes; I’m talking about those who took their creativity […]

Nommies by Mommy – Silicone teething necklace

Nommies by Mommy – Silicone teething necklace

So it isn’t like I didn’t have enough on my plate already with working full time, blogging and raising Zay on my own, not to mention moving into our first home, going to school and writing a book, but, I am proud to announce the […]

Pump Breast Milk at Work: 4 Tips and More

Pump Breast Milk at Work: 4 Tips and More

Let’s be real here, pumping isn’t glamorous at all. We can try to make it so with shiny pump accessories and celebrity-backed hashtags, but it’s not glamorous. It’s awkward and uncomfortable and time-consuming, but we do it. We do it because we’re mothers and our […]

Transitioning back to work after maternity leave

Transitioning back to work after maternity leave

Maternity leave is over and you’re thrust back into the workforce; attempting to deal with 3 months worth of crap piled on your desk and the painful heartbreak of being away from your baby for the first time in a year. (Yes, a year. 9 […]

Preparing for maternity leave

Preparing for maternity leave

Preparing for maternity leave can be a daunting task. You’re out of the office for 2-3 months with all of your daily tasks and long-term projects either passed off to temps and other employees or just left to accumulate while you’re gone. How do you ensure that you’ll […]

Top 5 Ways to Master Pregnancy in the Workplace

Top 5 Ways to Master Pregnancy in the Workplace

Being a career woman is hard enough without adding pregnancy to the mix. We are seen as more emotional, less rational, and less career-minded than our male counterparts. We get paid less even if we work harder. Pregnancy has the potential to enhance those stereotypes unless you can be proactive about it. Here are the Top 5 Ways to Master Pregnancy in the Workplace.