tales from a working mom

#FreeToBe A Busy Mom //

May 25, 2015

My main life-goal for the last couple of years has been to find as much balance in life as possible. Not just with work and home, but with all the other “to-dos” that creep up on us on the daily. However, family is the most important; family trumps everything else. So I have to find […]

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the art of juggling // TFAWM an update of sorts

April 9, 2015
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Guys. Let’s just cut to the chase: It sucks. Working and being the mom of a toddler sucks the big one. It’s exhausting. And I constantly feel pulled in a thousand different directions. And it is the fault of no one. It just is the life of a mom. Because moms put that kind of […]

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the evolution of a working mom. (PS. I’m sorry for all of the judgment before)

March 17, 2015

I recently came across this article about how childless women judge working moms. I admit – I’m completely guilty of this. In fact, when we found out we were expecting Ari, one of my fears was how this unexpected pregnancy was going to affect my career. Even long before our unexpected pregnancy, I would think […]

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weekly mantra //

October 13, 2014

Life has been kinda rough on our small little family since Moosh and the mister returned home from Denver a month ago. We’ve had more than our fair share of illness and injury. It’s hard being a working parent (working moms and working dads) when your little one is sick. It puts you in an […]

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New Mommy Must-Haves // Part 2

September 24, 2014
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A funny thing happened after I posted Part 1 of the New Mommy Must-Haves — an acquaintance (one who does not read this blog) mentioned one of the items from that list as part of her “OMG I couldn’t live without it items,” and that’s when I knew… Moms — you for real need to […]

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New Mommy Must-Haves // Part 1

September 19, 2014

So you’re pregnant for the first time. You think registering for a baby shower is going to be great, right? Well I’m going to be the first to admit it: I thought I knew what I ‘needed;’ but experience has taught me something entirely different. I thought I needed to have the crib put together […]

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handling a self-aware toddler // TFAWM

February 11, 2014
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It must have happened gradually. One recent morning I just looked at him and realized… he’s completely self-aware. It makes me super giddy with excitement; but it also makes me a little sad. Sure, being self-aware means he’s growing and learning and becoming this person! It means he’s developing and he’s cognitive of situations. But […]

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changes, transitions, and the fallout. //

January 29, 2014
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Changes and transitions are challenging, y’all! My week has not been ‘difficult‘ by any sense. At least not at work. But mentally, I’m drained. I’ve been trying to absorb as much knowledge as possible and trying to keep focused. So when I get home, I’m just ‘meh.’ Which means the house that I busted my […]

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tales from a working mom // let’s talk. or not.

January 15, 2014
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Over the course of the last month or so I’ve realized that Ari should — perhaps — be more verbal than he is. He (barely) says “Dada” and “Mamaaaaaaah” (emphasis on the last syllable because he only says my ‘name’ when he really, REALLY wants something). He says “hot” and “up,” even though it sounds […]

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tales from a working mom // this is only a test.

January 4, 2014

We’ve entered a new phase of parenting. It’s Survival: Level 2 — the case of the pre-terrible 2’s. The other day Ari went over to where we keep his Happy Baby Pouches, grabbed one and brought it over to me. I could tell he wanted it, so I opened it and handed it back to […]

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