Category: Work

Patriotic Star Toddler Craft

Patriotic Star Toddler Craft

After our Father’s Day craft fiasco, I applied my lessons learned to the next craft. Between Memorial Day and Fourth of July, and simply being a military family, patriotic crafts are a wonderful thing to do with kiddos. Especially toddlers and preschoolers who just love to paint. I started this craft up after nap time Sunday afternoon. I asked my son if he wanted to paint and SURE he said. Then I backed up a bit and said wait do you want a snack? (Cause, you know, no one wants to have a hangry toddler) and he said, “not yet, […]

Posted May 22, 2018 by Julie in Military, Parenting, / 2 Comments
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Surviving as a New Military Mom

Surviving as a New Military Mom

This is a sponsored conversation on behalf of The Breastfeeding Shop via SoFluential Media. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Being a Military Mom is a unique challenge because, in addition to the life-altering changes that having a new baby means for a family, you also tend to live far apart from the rest of your family, and your spouse may be away for long periods of time. Read some tips to help survive as a new military mom.     Find your Mom Tribe The military lifestyle makes us more nomadic, which pulls us from our extended families and […]

Posted May 18, 2018 by Julie in Military, Parenting, Sponsored, / 6 Comments
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Easy Overnight Breakfasts for Busy Working Moms

Easy Overnight Breakfasts for Busy Working Moms

Working moms tend to have rushed mornings. I know, mine can get very crazy. Having a good, healthy breakfast ready to go when you have enough other things to do in the morning helps make the morning run smoother. Here are some great ideas for easy overnight breakfasts that “cook” in the refrigerator overnight. Overnight Oats for Breakfast Overnight Oatmeal for Lactation (from me) – doesn’t have to be just for lactation as you can change up the ingredients (like leaving out brewer’s yeast).   Strawberries and Cream Overnight Oats from Living Sweet Moments Chocolate Chia Overnight Oats from Mama Likes to […]

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10+ Tips to Survive Separation Anxiety in Babies and Toddlers

10+ Tips to Survive Separation Anxiety in Babies and Toddlers

How to deal with Separation Anxiety in Babies and Toddlers   I know you might feel trapped when your baby wails every time you try to step away. Yes, it is rough. Yes, it makes you want to cry when your toddler is screaming for you to stay when you need to do daycare drop off and make it to work on time. But know that separation anxiety is a natural and temporary stage in child development.  Try some of these suggestions to help you and your family survive this separation anxiety period more comfortably. Understand Separation Anxiety What is […]

Posted April 25, 2018 by Julie in Parenting, TopPosts, Working Mom, / 2 Comments
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Time Calculator: How Much Free Time Do You Really Have?

Time Calculator: How Much Free Time Do You Really Have?

Do you Know How Much Free Time You Really Have?   If you’re like most people (myself included – I get it), you’ve probably convinced yourself that you don’t have enough time. Whether it’s time to start a new business, set new fitness goals, *cough* clean the house… we often give up before we even start because we believe it’s just not possible to fit into our busy lives. I get it. Mom life is Busy with a capital B. But, if you sit down and really look at your schedule, you’d be surprised at just how much time you really do […]

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Side-Hustle Series: Interview with Anchored Wishes Gifts

Side-Hustle Series: Interview with Anchored Wishes Gifts

I am enjoying interviewing professionals and mom bosses about their line of work or their side hustles. Today I am sharing an interview with Samantha of Anchored Wishes Gifts.   Tell us a little about yourself and your business. Why did you select it and how did you get started? Hello! My name is Samantha Marshall. I am a veteran and mom of 2 little ones. Two years ago my family and I relocated to the northeast. At the time, I was working remotely and was pregnant with my second child. The company I was working for decided to restructure and […]

Posted April 23, 2018 by Julie in Work, , / 0 Comments
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Side-Hustle Series: Interview with Full Life Cube founder and author Teresa Dumadag

Side-Hustle Series: Interview with Full Life Cube founder and author Teresa Dumadag

I am enjoying interviewing professionals and mom bosses about their line of work or their side hustles. Today I am sharing an interview with Ms. Teresa’s Dumadag who is a coach for working moms! She is launching her book,  which is FREE on April 18-19, 2018. Through this book project, Ms. Teresa’s Dumadag aims to inspire and help mothers who are considering to make a career transition but are afraid or feel trapped in their full-time jobs. Tell us a little about yourself and your business. Why did you select it and how did you get started?   Hi! I’m Teresa. I’m the President […]

Posted April 18, 2018 by Julie in Working Mom, / 0 Comments
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Side-Hustle Series: Interview with Butter Angels Handcrafted Skin Care

Side-Hustle Series: Interview with Butter Angels Handcrafted Skin Care

I am enjoying interviewing professionals and mom bosses about their line of work or their side hustles. Today I am sharing an interview with military entrepreneur Rolande Sumner who started a business called Butter Angels Handcrafted Skin Care. Tell us a little about yourself and your business. Why did you select it and how did you get started? I’m a US Army veteran, a mom, and a wife. During my military service, I decided to create my own natural skin care to address my dry skin. After many years of trial, error, education, and mentorship, I developed highly effective products made […]

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The Working Mom Childcare-Conference Puzzle

The Working Mom Childcare-Conference Puzzle

We already know that working moms have a lot to juggle and meeting career goals while caring for a young child has a unique set of challenges. Being the primary caretaker of my child since my husband is often away on duty, my ability to travel for work-related conferences or even client projects is very limited. Having to find additional childcare arrangements is complicated and adds a financial burden that my company is not responsible for. This means I forgo many opportunities or opt for internet-based conferences or local events with daycare-friendly hours. Today I’m sharing an interview with Chapman University’s Patricia C. Lopes, […]

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Side-Hustle Series: Interview with Milkology Breastfeeding Classes

Side-Hustle Series: Interview with Milkology Breastfeeding Classes

I am enjoying interviewing professionals and mom bosses about their line of work or their side hustles. Today I am sharing an interview with Stacey, who started a Lactation education business called Milkology! You know I believe that breastfeeding moms will hugely behefit from the aid of a lactation consultant, and I feel the same way about taking breastfeeding classes while pregnant. I’m glad I did!   Tell us a little about yourself and your business. Hello!  My name is Stacey Stewart and I live in Charleston, SC with my husband and 3 kids. I’m a Certified Lactation Educator (CLE) […]

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