5 Tips for Vacationing without Kids

You’re offered a vacation for you and your significant other, all expenses paid. Doesn’t that sound exciting and completely awesome? The hubs and I had the opportunity to take a 5-day business related cruise to Cozumel. When I heard the news, I was so excited and at the same time, totally freaked out about the kids.

5 Ways to Thrive as a Breadwinning Mom

Did 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…

Where Did the Balance Go?

  Balance is a tricky one to describe. I think we often confuse being a working mom  and balancing  it all flawlessly. The “it all” part becomes perfectly aligned and perfectly balanced at the same time. Not so. How many of you can raise your hand and say all is in balance, all the time….

New Daycare Research And Your Child’s Health

I came across a short article in the print version of Parenting magazine titled, “Guilt-Free Chilcare” and thought I’d share new research findings on daycare. According to this piece  from their June 2011 edition, new research revealed that daycare toddlers tend to suffer more respiratory and ear infections than toddlers who are not exposed to…

You Are Not Alone

I dropped off my little boo last Monday at daycare and she cried. Usually she is happy to go which makes it less stressful for me. That day, she wanted mommy. I drove away feeling upset. I felt alone in my car and a little lost. I pulled up to a stoplight on the way…

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…

Kick The Guilt Habit

Most working moms will tell you they have felt guilty at one time or another about managing their home as well as a career. Some moms navigate more demanding jobs while others may have a flexible work environment. Either way, time at work is time away from home. Have you ever found yourself in an…

You Know You’re A Working Mom When…

You wake up before the crack of dawn to squeeze in the workout, a cup of coffee, breakfast and rush to get ready before the kiddies wake up. You have just a few sets of work clothes in the weekly rotation because trying to be cute or creative just will not happen in the morning. You…

Got Guilt?

I do. I think as working moms most of us can say at one time or another we have felt guilty about leaving our little ones while we work. Some of us have more demanding careers while others have the “kick-back” job. Either way, time at work is time away from home. I had a…