A Married Mom’s Message: Being a Single Mom is Hard

No matter what you think, being a married mom is nothing like being a single mom. I’m married with two kids and a husband who travels most of the time. I’ve heard other married women in my situation say they feel, “just like a single mom.” And while I get feeling like you are doing it all on your own, feeling like you are doing it on your own is not the same as actually doing it on your own. Being a single mom is hard. When my husband is…

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10 Tips for the New Work-at-Home Mom

Over the last ten years, my work has gradually shifted from “traditional,” as in outside of the home, to less-traditional: working from home most of the time. Though this change happened over time, it was a deliberate shift that I made. The work I have pursued not only can be done at home, but there is more flexibility to it: I often have the option for the specific time I spend on tasks. I can choose to work early morning (I don’t), during nap (usually), or at the end of…

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Easy Ways to Make or Save Money This Summer

If you’re looking for a few easy ways to make or save money this summer, keep reading—I’ve got a few ideas that will let you have fun without breaking the bank or blowing the budget. Summer time fun doesn’t have to be expensive to be enjoyable. It’s all about savoring the moments and the activities you most enjoy. Focus on the experiences rather than on what you’re buying. Save Money This Summer Whether you’re saving money for your first home, a vacation or simply to pay down your debts, you…

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Procrastination is NOT a #RealityMomFail Moment

It’s kind of ironic that I am writing an article on procrastination and am waiting until the very last-minute to write this.  But, I don’t think procrastination is always a bad thing. There are many times that my best work is done when I’m running late or I’m down to the wire. Procrastination is defined as the practice of doing more pleasurable things in place of less pleasurable ones or carrying out less urgent tasks instead of more urgent ones, thus putting off impending tasks to a later time. Today’s…

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To the Woman in the Line Next to Me at IKEA Sunday Night

You saw me with my daughter in the double stroller and my rambunctious son who was standing on the trolley being attended by my husband. My boy was playing with a $2 fake flower, and I repeatedly asked him to stop bending it. I was clearly frustrated, but too wrung out to deal with the fit that would surely happen if I forced him into a stroller. Finally I said something like, “Come on buddy, please stop that.” He looked me in the eye and said “No, Mommy, I will…

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