Dream It. Plan It. Do It.

Have you ever been around someone who constantly talks about how busy they are? There’s so much work to be done yet not much ever gets accomplished. The conversations revolve around all the things on the list instead of actually working on it.

This thought process becomes a repetitive cycle of the perceived busyness versus being productive. So how do you break the cycle?

As we move into 2020, the resolutions will likely fail and we’ll fall back into bad habits. I know that sounds negative but the statistics about New Year’s resolutions are pretty bleak. Instead of another post about setting resolutions, I thought I’d share 3 steps to get started on your next accomplishment. Continue reading

Finding Your Passion as a Working Mom

Being a working mom is hard. Sometimes it feels like a constant state of multi-tasking schedules and shifting priorities. Your time is spent from the moment you wake up until you crash in the evening. It can be really easy to let go of things you loved to do before you became a mom.

We all have the same 24 hours in a day. I always wondered how some moms make it look so effortless to do it all. I realized after being a working mom for so long that it really isn’t effortless. It actually takes a lot of effort. A LOT. Continue reading

Book Review: The Happiness Equation

Book Review: The Happiness EquationThe Happiness Equation is a practical guide to developing the happiness muscles in your brain. It gives the reader a framework with real, practical ways to train your mind for the positive.

The book outlines nine secrets for achieving  happiness. And while these “secrets” are really nothing new, the approach and framework provide the tools you need to build a grateful and positive mindset in your life.

Written by Neil Pasricha, The Happiness Equation is a research-based book that shares the insights from thousands of interviews and a range of resources.

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5 Ways to Thrive as a Breadwinning Mom

5 Ways to Thrive as a Breadwinning MomDid you know that moms are the sole or primary breadwinner in four out of 10 households with children? According to the Pew Research Center, women make up almost half (47%) of the U.S. labor force today, and the employment rate of married mothers with children has increased from 37% in 1968 to 65% in 2011.

The role of women in the workplace and home is constantly changing and the old tradition of mom stays home is being challenged economically and socially every day. Continue reading

Setting Boundaries You’ll Keep

I’ve been reading a lot about moms feeling overworked and struggling between career and motherhood and have listened to moms talk about it over the past few weeks. It’s so easy for us to strike up a conversation about work, motherhood and everything else in between. It feels good to know we are not alone with our struggles and our choices as working parents.

During a training I took last week, the topic of boundaries came up. The type of boundaries discussed revolved around setting boundaries with clients. How to be upfront, set boundaries as appropriate and then stick to them. Really, setting boundaries can be applied to ever aspect in our lives. Continue reading

Did You Take A Break This Week?

Being a working mom can feel overwhelming and stressful at times. Support is so important. I was able to break away for the evening Thursday night and enjoy dinner with a friend. I felt really lucky to do that after what had been a  pretty tough week.

I missed my babies, but I made it home in time to tuck my little guy in before bed. My little boo woke up in the middle of the night and I happily rocked her back to sleep, too. Those moments are priceless and so are the ones that give us the opportunity to connect with friends as well.

The truth is we won’t find the extra time to do those things we push to the back burner. A day is 24-hours no matter how we slice it.

We need to make and take the time to do the things we enjoy. It’s a great way to re-energize and reduce stress, too. I hope  you took a  break for yourself this week as well!

How did you get me time this week?





What’s Your Self-Care Strategy?

Stress, sleep deprivation, fatigue, frustration and the feeling of overwhelm. Shall I go on?

We’re working moms. We have responsibilities at home and the office.  We’ve become pretty accustomed to trying to manage the load and then maybe, just maybe we find time for ourselves. Self-care simply means to take care of you, even when you are taking care of others.

What’s Your Self-Care Strategy? Do you have one? Continue reading

5 Ways to Get Stress Relief

Are you stressed? We are under a lot of pressure these days. We are managing it all and refer to ourselves as “supermoms” in the making. That is a lot to live up to, at least for me it is.

Did you know that scientists are constantly uncovering the physical effects pro-longed stress has on a woman? There’s no denying when we are stressed mentally that our bodies are also stressed. Headaches, neck tension and even an interruption in menstruation are some of the issues to note. The list also includes some cancers and heart disease. Continue reading

The Great Balance Debate

Is it balancing? Is it juggling? Is it multi-tasking? Is it about focusing? Or is it just semantics?

I wrote about each term over the last year.   “Work-life-balance” has an interesting history itself. Simply put, it means that a worker has enough time to complete his or her commitments at work and enough time to also have a life outside of the office. With enough for both, you achieve “balance”.  I’m sure some people may beg to differ.

Some of the first enforceable employment laws in the United States were enacted in 1874 (in Massachusetts). Can you believe it was a law that limited women and children from working too much in one week? Don’t gasp yet because that limit was to 10 hours per day! Now you can gasp. Continue reading