Topic: Work Life Balance

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 »

If You’re A Daycare Teacher Venting That You ‘Hate Kids’ You Might Not Want To Vent On Facebook

If You're A Daycare Teacher Venting That You 'Hate Kids' You Might Not Want To Vent On Facebook

A single mother in Texas had just started a new job working as a teacher in a daycare center and took to Facebook immediately to report how much she didn’t like it and also, that she hates kids. Nice, right? The post was shared by enough people that it got back to the daycare center and she was fired. This might make me sound cruel but firing her was the exact right thing to do. More »

Gift This: Perfect Gifts For The Work-At-Home Mom In Your Life

Gift This: Perfect Gifts For The Work-At-Home Mom In Your Life

I became a work-at-home mom only a few months ago and I have quickly come to realize that there are certain things that make my day a little easier. And maybe not even easier, but a little more attractive or fun. I love what I do and there are a number of benefits to my current arrangement but it can be a bit lonely and quiet being by myself all day. Having some tiny luxuries certainly helps to smooth over the few negative aspects of what I do. More »

Husbands Are The Natural Enemy Of Work-At-Home Moms

Husbands Are The Natural Enemy Of Work-At-Home Moms

When you think of a work-at-home mom, you probably envision a harried woman in yoga pants desperately trying to accomplish something while children buzz around her and something burns in the toaster. You might be right, although I am lucky my kids are in elementary school so unless they have a day off, I am afforded sweet, sweet silence. On the days they are home, I am usually able to occupy them long enough to get some work done. It is not ideal but we do what we have to do. The person I have not figured out how to occupy is my husband. More »

Students Sell Out Teacher on Facebook For Breastfeeding In Class, And Our Country’s Terrible Childcare Sytem Claims Another Victim

Students Sell Out Teacher on Facebook For Breastfeeding In Class, And Our Countryâs Terrible Childcare Sytem Claims Another Victim

A teacher at a small Arkansas High school is under attack for bringing her newborn baby to school and breastfeeding during class. One of her students took a picture of the woman breastfeeding and posted it to Facebook, which is how we deal with issues in life these days. Now the story has gained national attention and one more working mom just trying to do her best is being shamed by the country. God bless America. More »