Topic: working mom

To My Mom, Who Always Worked

To My Mom, Who Always Worked

I know now looking back the reason I am so critical of myself. It’s because I grew up with the unicorn of mothers. She worked full-time my entire life, only retiring last month, but my brothers and I never felt her absence. I’m not sure how she did it but I know I’ve spent my time as a mother trying to emulate her and probably falling far short. So this is to my mom, who always worked. More »

This Calculator Will Tell You How Much Salary You Deserve For Being A Parent

This Calculator Will Tell You How Much Salary You Deserve For Being A Parent

Ascribing these fantastic exaggerations to a mom’s “job description” only does one thing — force us all to make light of it because it’s ridiculous. The insistence that a stay-at-home mom’s talents match those of actual professionals in certain fields just makes us all roll our eyes. Unless that stay at home mom also happens to be a Michelin chef. More »

Parents Who Get Super Competitive Over Girl Scout Cookie Sales Need To Chill Out‏

Parents Who Get Super Competitive Over Girl Scout Cookie Sales Need To Chill Outâ

It should come as no shock in this world of moms and dads wanting only the best for their Special Snowflake that just about any kid-related event can become fodder for competition between parents. After all, doesn’t every parent want what’s best for their child and for them to come out on top whenever possible? Of course. However, not every parent goes to the crazy lengths that these moms and dads of Girl Scouts are going to make sure their daughter is the highest cookie seller in the land. More »

Being A Stay-At-Home Mom Is Not A ‘Job’, But That Doesn’t Mean It Isn’t Difficult

Being A Stay-At-Home Mom Is Not A 'Job', But That Doesn't Mean It Isn't Difficult

I stayed at home for three years, worked outside of the home for four years and am now a work-at-home mom of two elementary school kids. Having experienced all of these versions of motherhood, I can safely say — they are all tough for different reasons. That said, I would never have called motherhood a “job” at any point. Is it difficult? Sure. But it’s not a career. More »

10 Images That Prove Stock Photographers Have No Idea What A Working Mother Is

10 Images That Prove Stock Photographers Have No Idea What A Working Mother Is

Searching for working mothers in a stock photography database will blow your mind. It’s as if no stock photographer has any idea that a working mother can’t actually bring her baby to the office with her. It’s hilarious. I guess a plain old photo of a woman in an office would never suffice — how ever would we realize that she has used her womb to make babies? More »