Category: Work

A Working Mom’s Guide to Calmer Mornings

A Working Mom’s Guide to Calmer Mornings

What are mornings like at your house? It always feels like we’re running late and the kiddo is cranky. The more I nag, the slower he moves. The more he fights to leave the house. Do you sometimes feel like you’ve put in a full day’s work before you even sit down at your desk? I often do! Make mornings easier by following this simple checklist. Imagine how different your life would be if you could stay on schedule and start the day in a happier mood. I am always working on mindfulness, and it really is a daily practice. […]

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7 Ways to Make the Most of Your Maternity Leave

7 Ways to Make the Most of Your Maternity Leave

Preparing for your baby’s arrival is a super exciting time. If you prepare well, you’ll make the most of your maternity leave and postpartum period. You’ll heal better, bond with your baby better and even enjoy yourself more. Here are our best tips for making the most of your postpartum recovery. How to Make the Most of Your Postpartum Recovery and Maternity Leave Set realistic expectations Healing after birth and recovering postpartum isn’t a cakewalk. There’s so much planning to do while pregnant. Planning for baby, planning for birth. So many moms forget to plan for their postpartum too! With […]

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How to pick the best Preschool for Your Child

How to pick the best Preschool for Your Child

As a working mom, childcare is a vital part of our day, and an important topic to consider. How does one family pick the right daycare or preschool for their children? My son has had three different types of childcare, and the first two played an influential role in selecting his current preschool. Here I am sharing the factors I found to be important when deciding on the preschool for our son. This post is sponsored by KinderCare. All opinions are my own.   Childcare that makes a Working Mom’s Life Easier Being a working parent means our schedules are […]

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3 Benefits of Knowing Your Seasonal Colors

3 Benefits of Knowing Your Seasonal Colors

The concept of Seasonal Color Analysis began with a woman named Suzanne Caygill. Suzanne figured out that every human being is created with an individualized design, color and form that is related to Nature and the Seasons. The pigments of hair, skin, and eyes unlock the unique relationship to one of Nature’s color harmonies. As a busy working mom, you may be asking, “Why do I need to know my Seasonal Colors?” Let us share with you just a few of the many benefits that come from this wonderful service.   Knowing your Seasonal Colors saves you money. When you […]

Posted June 18, 2018 by Julie in Guest Posts, Working Mom, / 1 Comment
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How I streamline my busy life as a working mom with these time-saving tips

How I streamline my busy life as a working mom with these time-saving tips

Work, take care of your family, sleep (yeah, right), repeat. Wearer of many hats, and not all that fit just right; moms are busy. So busy. But we have to get it all done, whether we like it or not. Whether our mommy brains cooperate, or not. So here are some time-saving tips for busy moms to help us streamline our life as a working mom. Looking for time-saving tips for busy moms? Keep reading!     Easy, time-saving tips for busy working moms But we can make things easier on ourselves and our busy schedules by finding ways to streamline and […]

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Helping Children Cope with Distance by reading Nonni’s Moon book

Helping Children Cope with Distance by reading Nonni’s Moon book

Being a military family means we’re not living near either set of my child’s grandparents. And at times it means Daddy is also away and my little man is missing his loved ones. It’s hard to explain to a 3-year-old (or even younger) why his favorite people are not around all the time, and it is even harder to help them through their big emotions (and tantrums they lead to). But teaching a child to bond with far-away relatives with the help of a sweet children’s book is a great parenting tip. I received a complimentary electronic copy of this […]

Posted June 1, 2018 by Julie in Military, Parenting, Reviews, / 0 Comments
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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, / 8 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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