I Was Jealous Today

I Was Jealous Today

Dear SAHM friend, I was jealous of you today. Today, as I rushed to work this morning thinking of the day that lay ahead of me, I was jealous of the lazy summer morning you might be having. I was jealous of the early morning snuggles and pancake-making you might be enjoying, instead of a stressful commute to work. While I enjoyed my hot coffee, I thought of you, caught in the world of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse or Paw Patrol, trying to squeeze in a few moments for yourself between breaking up fights and the requests for more snacks. While…

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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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Simple 401k Management for Working Moms

Simple 401k Management for Working Moms

  When I switched jobs last month, there were a lot of changes in our lives. My hours changed, my commute changed, and daily routines changed. But in addition to all of those big changes I could see, there were some I couldn’t – like changes in our benefits. I have always carried the benefits for our family, so a switch in my job meant looking at those carefully and deciding what to do about all of it. We looked at everything and made decisions on all of it, including planning for my 401k. Speaking of 401ks – why the…

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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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Knowing When To Stop Pumping

Knowing When To Stop Pumping

Without a doubt, the hardest part of both my breastfeeding journeys has not been what you might expect. It has not been those initial weeks where you and baby are still figuring each other out. It has not been managing the hunger that comes with nursing. It has not been cracked nipples, mastitis, or engorgement. It wasn’t even going back to work. It’s knowing when to stop pumping. It’s knowing the moment that it isn’t worth it anymore, and grappling with the crushing disappointment of not hitting your goal. It’s struggling to explain the despair you feel knowing you can’t…

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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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Stitch Fix: July 2017

Stitch Fix: July 2017

Oh hey there Stitch Fix day! I have been crazy late on sharing this, and I am actually completely skipping my June box at this point. Time just gets away from you in the summer, you know? Anyway, time for my July box!

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The Best Way to Ship Your Breast Milk Home

The Best Way to Ship Your Breast Milk Home

Two weeks ago, I went on my first trip away since Ella was born – to Orlando for BlogHer and to spend a few days with my Moms Without Answers girls. I was excited for the trip and time get some time away, and Chris was 100% behind me and ready for him to go. I got everything packed and ready, but as a nursing and pumping mom, I had to figure out an extra piece of the puzzle – how was I going to get my milk home?

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Catching Up

Catching Up

Oh my word. It feels like it’s been ages since I did a good old-fashioned catch up post around here, so that’s what’s on the docket for today. Here’s what we’ve been up to for the past few weeks! Abbie got a haircut. Not just a trim, a full cut – she told me before we went that she wanted her hair cut like me, and that’s exactly what she got. I take her to the same amazing stylist who does my hair (hi Kayleigh!) and Abbie walked in and proudly said, “I want my hair cut like Mommy.” That’s exactly…

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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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