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  • What’s in My Pump Bag: A List For Working Moms

    What’s in My Pump Bag: A List For Working Moms

    One of the things I was nervous about when I went back to work a few months ago didn’t have anything to do with daycare, or with work itself.

    It was packing my pump bag. I wanted to make sure I was prepared for every situation and had everything I needed to make pumping at work as easy as I could. I’m pretty happy with the supplies I have stashed in my bag, so I wanted to share in case you’re trying to pack your pump bag too!

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    When Motherhood is Hard

    When Motherhood is Hard

    I so often like to write as if everything is sunshine and rainbows. Look at me, being crazy busy and making it all work! Look at me – if I’m doing it, you can too! I like my writing to be a source of positivity and inspiration. I am always trying to find the positive spin on everything I’m going through. But the truth? The truth is that I’ve been having a hard time. Things have just been hard lately. I knew having a second baby would change things but had no idea just how much. We’re so much busier.…

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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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    Finding the Right Bottle

    Finding the Right Bottle

    This post was sponsored by NUK as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central, however all opinions expressed are my own.  Being a working mom has its own unique set of challenges, especially when you’re also a nursing mom. One of the things I really wanted to ensure in my return to work was that we were able to keep nursing. From the start, breastfeeding Ella has been a much better experience than breastfeeding Abbie, and I wanted to do everything I could to preserve that upon my return to work last month. That meant finding bottles that would…

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    Celebrating Pi Day with a Piece Offering

    Celebrating Pi Day with a Piece Offering

    A little over a month ago, I went back to work after 15 weeks of maternity leave. While for the most part it’s been an easy transition, it has made us busier than ever, and occasionally that puts me a little on edge. There’s so much to do every day and it always feels like I’ll never get it all done. Unfortunately, sometimes I take those feelings out on Chris. I’m stressed, frustrated, and pressed for time – and sometimes I blow up at him for the tiniest things, or for no apparent reason.  Honestly, he really does his fair…

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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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    What You Should Know About Pumping at Work

    What You Should Know About Pumping at Work

    It’s officially my last week of maternity leave with Ella. I have been so fortunate to be home with her for 15 weeks, but I am ready to head back to work. Since this is my second time going back, I pretty much know what to expect. There’s only one thing I’m nervous about – keeping breastfeeding going. With Abbie, I struggled with my supply while on leave, but my milk supply plummeted when I went back to work and I stopped breastfeeding at 6 months. I’m hoping to make it longer this time. Thankfully this time around I have…

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    The Sweet Spot of Maternity Leave

    The Sweet Spot of Maternity Leave

    Maternity leave. I remember the first time around, I had no idea what to expect, other than having time to get used to being a mom. This time, I had an idea of how things would go, and I’ve finally hit my favorite part – the sweet spot of maternity leave. The sweet spot of maternity leave for me is about two months in. At this point, Ella is nursing well and my milk supply seems okay – I’m even building a small freezer stash by pumping 1-2 times a day. Ella is sleeping really well at night (I call…

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    To the New Mom Going Back to Work

    To the New Mom Going Back to Work

    It was nearly three years ago now, but I remember the exact day I went back to work after maternity leave. It was the very first time I was leaving my little girl for an entire day, after being fortunate to spend 15 weeks at home with her. I remember dropping her off at daycare for the first time – a provider I now know and love – but at the time, she was new to me too. I remember that I made a point to not put makeup on before dropping her off – that I knew the tears…

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    Working Motherhood and Blogging: The Balance

    Working Motherhood and Blogging: The Balance

    Like many working moms, I often feel there is never ever enough time in a day. It feels like our days are go-go-go from the moment we wake up to the moment we go to bed. There always seems to be something there isn’t enough time for.  Our days start early around here. As a household with two full-time working parents, we’re up by 6:10 every day, and out of the house by 7:15. We’re lucky enough to be able to commute together, but it’s a long commute – to daycare, then to our respective offices. After a long workday,…

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