Category: Working Mom

My sentiments on how hard it is to work and be a mom. Contains writings on self-care, self-compassion, and the honest hard-core working mom guilt many of us experience because we choose to or have to work.

The Motivation of Anger

My newest revelation began with my phone ringing. It was my childcare provider with some sad news. A woman who decided against taking her child to their in-home daycare made an elitist decision. Ms. Elitist, who apparently works on the legal team of Nike (which is why I label her as an elitist), heard something about my childcare providers from another mom. This mom shares a… Read more →

Essential Oils for the (Working) Mom

Today I’m introducing my first ever guest blogger: Tess is a full-time Event Coordinator but her true passion is being an essential oil educator and wellness advocate.  She lives in the Pacific Northwest and loves helping people empower themselves to take control of their own health, live consciously and live happy. Please visit her blog on essential oils and get… Read more →

Two Cents Tuesday Challenge: Expectations.

I look in the mirror. I hardly recognize the me that stares back. I see my body and can feel society holding the syringe and waiting to inject me with the shame that shall run its course through my veins. The wear of motherhood makes me cringe as I face the stretch marks, the loose skin, and the extra pounds.… Read more →

The Working Mom Blues

When I first took a position as a therapist at the clinic I work at, I was five months pregnant. One of the reasons I was happy to accept the position was because there were five other moms working at the site. In addition, there was one other person there currently pregnant with her first. I was excited to be… Read more →

New Year’s Resolution #1, Check!

One of my New Year’s Resolutions this year was to go to a yoga class (you can see my list of 10 resolutions here). After reading my resolutions, because I also post them on Facebook every year, my co-worker Beth invited me to a hot yoga class. I had heard of hot yoga and was happy that someone was inviting… Read more →

I Don’t Care.

So we are currently moving. And one of the fun parts of moving is that you find things you forgot you had. My husband stumbled onto one of these so-called forgotten things: a box of photos. Herein lied photos of my early twenties and mid-twenties, the period before I was married and a mom. Some pictures brought back good memories,… Read more →

I Am A Conqueror, I am a Working Mom

Today I’ve been challenged with writing the post that was on my mind when I decided to start my blog. The problem is that I’ve written that blog in each and every post I’ve published. I love the honest emotion that erupts from me as I let myself meditate on what life demands of me. I love to put that… Read more →

5 Things I Would do on a Day Without Kids

Photo Credit: http://www.tacobell.com/food/menu/fourth-meal/ Sometimes, I’d like to go back in time, to a day where I didn’t have kids yet. I would take advantage of the simplistic freedoms I took for granted because I didn’t understand how these things were secret treasures. It’s not the same now, even if my kids went away to a relative’s for an entire day. … Read more →

My Newest Challenge

I’ve decided to take on a challenge to do a post every day. In addition to working full-time, motherhood, and being a wifey I’m going to set aside time daily to develop my blog more and improve my writing abilities. Today’s assignment: write and publish a “who I am and why I’m here” post. I did this already in January… Read more →

Lessons from Work

“You guys have cool hole punches,” she noticed. “They come pre-punched,” I replied. “They’re shaped like the sun, not round and boring.” I’d never noticed. I don’t know if I have it in me to notice. Her innocence touched my soul, and I remembered to let life’s simplicities bring me joy.   http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/04/07/writing-challenge-fifty/   Read more →

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