Why I Don't Feel Guilt as a Working Mom

As women and as mothers, we naturally carry guilt. Some more so than others maybe, but we all do it. At one time or another, we all have something that creeps up into our lives to make us feel guilty as parents. My biggest battle with guilt comes in the form of being a working mom. While I enjoy working and wouldn’t have it any other way, from time to time I have this little voice in the back of my head that says, “You should be making the sacrifices necessary to stay at home with your child.” That little voice isn’t always so nice....more
SeeMomWork Thank you, Elle! I appreciate you reading and your thoughts. And I agree - some of us ...more

Measuring Life by Ounces

Having kids changes our worlds, our worth, our anxiety, our thoughts, our percieved notions of ourselves.  I know changes happen for men too,  but I don't think it is quite as drastic as it is for us.  We women become something stronger than we ever new we could be.  Selfless superwomen.  Every thought is of someone else before ourselves, we see it all differently- our bodies are not even our own. ...more

Why unstructured play is better than OK

It seems like everyone I know has their kids in t-ball, soccer camp, piano or music camp this summer. I blame Facebook. After all, 10 years ago we wouldn't have known what 100 of our friends were doing every second of every day (and you know they only post the best moments of their lives). ...more

25 Ways You Know You’re a Working Mom

You’ve already been up 4 hours by the time you pull into work in the morning.The first thing anyone says to you when you walk into the office is, “Did you know you have something on your clothes?” The answer is always no.You know that the locked utility closet in the darkest, weirdest smelling, most remote corner of the office is not actually for storage, but the place where women lock themselves in a windowless room and pump breast milk in shame privacy multiple times a day.You don’t go out to lunch with an...more

How to Keep from Getting Distracted When You’re a Work at Home Mom

Being able to work from your domicile is such a blessing when you’re a mama. You can still get that paycheck you’re accustomed to and you get to spend a good part of the day, if not all day, with the kids too. Quality time aside though, it's still easy to get, and stay, distracted from the work you need to be doing. The next time you feel like your focus is pulling away from the job at hand, keep these tips in mind to stay on task when working from home.Get dressed for work. ...more

Extraordinary Women Balancing Career and Motherhood

Can you imagine yourself living a life that exceeds all of your dreams? Consider these scenarios: 1) Performing live on stage before thousands of people applauding you for an encore; 2) Walking away from your corporate job to start a business that became more successful than you ever thought possible; 3) Opening a successful business that receives major media attention. Now imagine achieving any one of these things while simultaneously raising a family....more

Seasoned With Salt

Salt. It tastes good. It usually makes things taste better. If your soup doesn't have much flavor? Add a little salt. Right?...more

On Amy Glass, Stay-at-Home Moms, and Feminism: When Will We Stop Judging Each Other?

An article written by Amy Glass, "I Look Down On Young Women With Husbands And Kids And I’m Not Sorry," has been making the rounds as of late. She contends that those of us that choose marriage and a family over focusing solely on ourselves and our professional goals are "being applauded for doing nothing." ...more
After reading both articles, I clicked on the author's bio to see what's up.  She wrote both ...more

Paper Plates and Productivity

I am staring down a full year. When I wrote out my list of goals for 2014 (and it was a long one) I realized I was going to have to make some changes and sacrifices if I wanted to get everything accomplished.  ...more
I so get this! I always have them around during the holidays to cut down on all the time spent ...more

Tips to Keep Working Moms from Going Insane

Whether you are a working mom, or a stay-at-home mom, or something in between, I'm sure you have your own set of challenges that just about drive you over the edge some days. Having always been a working mom, I have a pretty good idea what some of the everyday struggles are for those of us who head out the door and come home with a pay check. So how do working moms keep from going insane? ...more