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Worklife

The continuing quest for work life balance. And lack thereof.

Guest post: How to take a maternity leave when you work from home

September 1, 2011

Because Whitney is forcing me to take a maternity leave, I have asked several online friends to help out with guest posts. I am grateful to Kristen Chase for sharing her version of how to take a maternity leave from blogging so I can share it with you and learn from her example. I hope […]

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GIVEAWAY! Days of the week undies + new Scholastic books

May 27, 2011

This contest is now closed. The winner will be notified. The book below is still a break-through so read on. When I read the new children’s book  Monday is One Day to my kids for the first time, I felt like doing a little jig. Yay for working parents! Yay for kids being raised by […]

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The continuing quest for work life balance. And lack thereof.

On housecleaning and toenail clipping

May 11, 2011

When a discussion of using a housekeeper exploded over on The Happiest Mom, I was taken by surprise. More than a hundred women commented on Meagan’s post about outsourcing housecleaning. Many felt too guilty to consider it and more than a few took a stand against it. My husband and I have a cleaning person […]

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Make a terry pad for your pump parts

April 7, 2011

Marketing Mommy is a blogger in the Chicago area who has two kids born pretty darn close to mine. And we both had a victorious VBAC with #2, and, we are both in marketing, so we were like, totally best friends, even before we ever really had a conversation. She works full time, so pumping […]

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The continuing quest for work life balance. And lack thereof.

Dear Rookie Moms, maternity leave is ending

January 5, 2011

Dear Rookie Moms, I have had 4 glorious months of maternity leave and am returning to full-time work in the first week of January. We have child care arranged and a steadily growing stash of pumped milk in the freezer. I would love to know what other rookie (and veteran!) moms did to ease back […]

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Liz’s Fearless Friday: the new mom job search (with a twist)

November 5, 2010

Today we’re hearing Elizabeth’s story as our sixth and last official Method Fearless Friday post. Liz is Mom to Patrick, 13 mos, 2 mutts, and wife to Brendan. She works in training and development for the biotech industry in Cambridge, MA. Patrick was born just over a year ago and I cannot believe how many […]

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The continuing quest for work life balance. And lack thereof.

Great Expectations: BlogHer ’10

August 2, 2010

Heather is on a family vacation right now, but in just a few days we’ll be meeting in New York City to attend BlogHer ’10, a conference for women who are bloggers. This conference is unique in that it is about different things for different people. For many women, it’s about a hobby that’s introduced […]

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Activity #361: Turn your commute into happy time

June 2, 2010

If you work away from home, odds are good that commuting back is a rushed frenzied time. If that’s true, you’re ruining it! This is prime-mama-alone time. Take our advice and savor these tiny moments: If you’re driving a short distance: sing a song that takes you back in time. Really belt it out. If […]

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The continuing quest for work life balance. And lack thereof.

5 Activities to Keep Your Relationship Strong

February 10, 2010

Today we are happy to have some relevant tips from Laurie Puhn, who is a rookie mom to toddler Blake (above), a relationship advice blogger and the author of Instant Persuasion: How to Change Your Words to Change Your Life. Laurie says: Becoming a parent has changed more than who I am; it’s changed my […]

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Happy at Work, Happy at Home?

November 8, 2009

If you think there’s a chance you can be mistaken for a non-parent who can Work Hard and Play Hard just like any other twenty-something-single dude, then, by all means, don’t read this book. If, however, you are struggling along (like the rest of us) to find some BALANCE between those conflicting forces of guilt […]

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The continuing quest for work life balance. And lack thereof.

Getting to 50/50 book review

October 10, 2009

Getting to 50/50 is very well-researched and chock full of data. In fact, if you were committed to the SAHM-life before reading it, beware, this book might have you throwing out your diaper bag for a laptop bag. I originally posed the question, “are you already at 50/50?” a few weeks ago. Here’s my nitty […]

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Organize LUNAFEST in your community

October 4, 2009

Do you have a little one in regular childcare just long enough that you feel like you could be working but not quite long enough to take on a “real job”? We have a brilliant idea for you: Spearhead a film festival in your neighborhood that benefits both your self esteem and your community. Bam. […]

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