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4 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Being a Stepmom

We all know marriage is hard work.  But a blended family marriage is just harder.  I mean question-every-fiber-of-your-soul challenging.  But it's not impossible.   If you're a new stepmom or even dating someone with kids I am going to tell you what 4 things I wish someone had sat down and told me!

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[Featured on Scary Mommy]:Things I Currently Suck At (Because I’m A Working Mom) And Why I Don’t Care

So excited for my first feature on Scary Mommy! Here's a preview and link to the article.  Because…you can’t be good at everything. 1. Being Everyone’s Friend Friendships are important to your overall well-being; yet being a working mom can severely cut into any social time you might have had on your calendar. You might… Continue reading [Featured on Scary Mommy]:Things I Currently Suck At (Because I’m A Working Mom) And Why I Don’t Care

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One Simple Step to Turn Down the Dial on Your Mom Guilt

Mom guilt – we all have it.   From breastfeeding to babysitters, it never stops. When I went back to work after my second baby, I thought I was prepared with my working Mom mantras (read them here) and my pump bag.   It turns out I had extra baggage with me, Mom guilt .  Was I going… Continue reading One Simple Step to Turn Down the Dial on Your Mom Guilt

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Is Vulnerability Unprofessional?

I quit a job this year that was too hard for me to manage with my young family.  It was not a decision made without A LOT of thought and consideration.  I felt like I was failing...everyone. Now that I've had some time to reflect I have one regret.  All of that time I was… Continue reading Is Vulnerability Unprofessional?

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Working Mom Dilemma #46: When should you take the more stressful job?

I was recently watching an excellent Ted Talk on ‘How to Make Stress Your Friend’ presented by Psychologist Kelly McGonigal.  What drew me toward this topic was being in the middle of a particularly chaotic week – travel, project deadlines, family activities – we’ve all been there.  Not to mention I had recently taken several… Continue reading Working Mom Dilemma #46: When should you take the more stressful job?

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8 Reasons Why Working Moms Should Stop Social Scrolling

When you're a working Mom, downtime is not easy to come by.  Yet we find ourselves -multiple times per day - scrolling through our news feeds, quickly scanning loads of content (admit it, mostly on the toilet). This is not only harmful to our mom-confidence but there are many negative side-effects of  'scrollmania': Comparing your… Continue reading 8 Reasons Why Working Moms Should Stop Social Scrolling

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The Working Mom’s Mantra

Whether it’s your first day back at work or you are rounding out your first year, at some points in your journey of working mom-hood, you will find yourself wondering: Am I doing the right thing?  Am I screwing up my kids?  Will I regret this someday?  Natural and very real concerns – yes.  Helpful… Continue reading The Working Mom’s Mantra