Working Mom Hack: Breakfast on the Go

Working Mom Hack: Breakfast on the Go

  I don’t know about your house, but in my house? Mornings are crazy. Since both Chris and I work full-time, there’s a lot to do in the mornings. All four of us need to be dressed, fed, and ready to go by 7 am – including the sometimes grouchy five-year-old and the overenergetic toddler. There’s a lot of running around, a lot of repeated instructions, and a lot of juggling to get it all done so we can leave on time. I have probably mentioned before that the morning rush isn’t always my favorite, but I am incredibly fortunate…

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Love and Pancakes

Love and Pancakes

Last Monday night, like so many nights, I left work at 5:30, got home about 6:15, and immediately started cooking dinner. It also happened to be a night we had breakfast for dinner – pancakes, specifically. We don’t often have pancakes for dinner, but when I realized our freezer stash was low over the weekend I knew I’d need to make more. You see, my girls eat pancakes for breakfast almost every morning before we leave for daycare/school/work. They’re kind of a necessity in our house. I make big batches (usually on weekends) and freeze them for later. Just another…

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My Job Update

My Job Update

As you may remember, I switched jobs last month, and that’s the main reason it’s been quiet around here – getting used to a new routine, a new commute, and learning a whole new position and company. Some of you have reached out on Instagram to ask for updates, so I figured it was worth a post, right? Well, to make a long story short, at only a week and a half in, I can say with certainty that I made the right decision. I was at my previous job for 7.5 years. While there was a lot that was…

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New Beginnings

New Beginnings

You know that saying about how one door closes, and another one opens? I can never remember the exact wording of it, but it’s exactly my life right now. Big changes are happening in our neck of the woods. What are they, you ask? Well, if you follow me on Instagram, you know that on Friday, I put in my resignation at my current job. Don’t worry, this isn’t some sweeping announcement about quitting my job to blog or anything like that – something like that is just not in the cards for us. Instead, I’m finally moving on to…

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What No One Warned Me About Motherhood

What No One Warned Me About Motherhood

Becoming a mom is a huge transition for any woman. You suddenly have another person depending on you (and your partner) for everything. You love this person more than anything in the world, and your life completely changes from the moment they enter it. According to all the books and blog posts, I was prepared to become a mom nearly 5 years ago. I had the gear, I had the clothes, I had the books, and I was as emotionally ready for this little person as I could be. I knew that she would change me. I listened to my…

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Real Working Moms Talk: The Benefits of Daycare

Real Working Moms Talk: The Benefits of Daycare

As a working mom, daycare is a necessity in my life. I can’t even begin to tell you the positive impact that daycare has had on my girls, but all too often, I see negative posts about daycare. People saying they could never leave their kids in daycare, that they’re scared of daycare, etc. There is so much unwarranted negativity out there, and that hasn’t been my experience with daycare at all. I think most working parents would agree. I know what benefits my girls have received from daycare, but since I also know I couldn’t possibly cover them all,…

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Switching to Preschool

Switching to Preschool

I mentioned in my catch up post last week that we were switching Abbie to a more structured daycare setting, and today’s the day. Today is the day I bring Abbie to a different daycare for the first time in four years. Abbie has been in the same home daycare since the day I went back to work – April 5, 2013. I will never forget the emotions of that first day. Wondering if I had left enough for milk and formula for her to drink. Praying that trusting my gut in picking our daycare was the right decision. So…

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Workplace Happiness as a Working Mom

Workplace Happiness as a Working Mom

Being a working mom is not easy. Between the commute, the planning, and the crazy schedules, it’s a lot to keep up with, and that’s why it’s so important to make sure that work is worth it, and that you’re happy at work. Finding the right fit at work can be hard – making sure the position is right for you, the company aligns with your strength and values, and you get along with your coworkers and managers. That’s where Good&Co comes in. Good&Co is a new platform that helps you discover your unique strengths in the workplace. It then…

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I’m a Better Mom When I Work

I’m a Better Mom When I Work

Working motherhood is not for everyone. It’s a balancing act like no other, a challenge to juggle work, mom stuff, housework, relationships, side hustles, and time for yourself. But as a mom who has been back at work for over five weeks now, I can say without a doubt- being a working mom is the right fit for me.   I have to be honest – maternity leave is really hard on me in so many ways. Being at work is my normal – getting up in the morning, getting ready, working, and coming home. The business? It’s my normal,…

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To My Second Baby on your First Day of Daycare

To My Second Baby on your First Day of Daycare

Today I go back to work. I’m already feeling all the emotions today, no matter how strongly I feel going back to work is the right thing for us. Today is also Ella’s first day of daycare, and if she could understand me, these are the things I’d want her to know.  My sweet Ella –  Today I go back to work. I’ve been preparing for this for weeks, but there’s no real way to prepare you for it. It’s going to be a big change for you, but this is going to be your new normal.  Maternity leave is…

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