Breastmilk and Conference Calls… Hard Truth About Working at Home with Baby

WAHM=Work at Home Mom. But how much work does one get done when working at home with baby? I was one of the lucky moms who got to work from home. I got to contribute financially to my family, and at the same time spend precious time with my baby. Dream come true, right? Well, it’s much harder than it sounds. What most people don’t understand, is that working from home meant my baby controls my schedule. The other day, […]

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5 Tips on Working from Home with Kids

Ah, working parenthood. The world of temper tantrums, conference calls, blowout diapers, deadlines, lack of sleep – oh and cute little angels who are the loves of your life, of course. Being a parent can be challenging; I don’t think anyone who has had children would deny it, but it’s also one of the most beautiful things in the world and I would not trade it for a minute. Although parenting, in general, is very challenging like I mentioned, throw […]

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The Dinnertime Struggle… We Feel You

I used to cook fantastic dinners. Complete, balanced and without sounding cocky, impressive. Back when I was a mother of one, working full-time in a fast-paced,demanding PR agency, I came home almost every day and made delicious, thought-out meals. I don’t know how the hell I pulled it off. Since then, a lot has changed. And not just the dinnertime struggle. I got divorced. Remarried. Added another child to my brood. Quit the corporate thing and hatched my own business. […]

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Why does Christmas come so DAMN EARLY? A RANT!

Christmas in October?=Christmas too early! When I was a kid I looked forward to the change in the seasons. I enjoyed decorating for each holiday. My kids LOVE putting up decorations now too, but I’ve grown bitter, because every time I head into the store to buy something that reflects the given season, well – it’s out of stock, replaced with merchandise that I have absolutely no use for in a given season. Have you been in this position? Replace […]

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A Baby is Not the Best Accessory for a Job Interview | Slummy Mummy Episode Two “The Interview”

Our web series “Slummy Mummy” is back with Episode Two. Going back to work for the first time after having a baby is a minefield of potential disasters. Of course, childcare was (and still is!) my hugest challenge. And then there was the gap in my resume.  Employers often ask where one has been for the last few years. (Or in my case, only months.) Oh, just raising a human! No big deal. It’s not like parenting doesn’t translate into […]

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Slummy Mummy: We thought we could have it all. Now we just want to poop alone.

Introducing Slummy Mummy, a web series. Have you ever felt that you were failing at everything? That no matter how much you planned for parenthood, no matter how much you KNEW your life would change, you are still overwhelmed with the smallest daily tasks? I’ll never forget the day I got my first call to go back to work after baby. I was freelance, meaning I had no maternity leave or set return-to-work date. Clients (or my agents) would call, […]

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Karen Finally Got Some Alone Time… and Missed her Son

I finally got some much-longed for alone time. But it didn’t turn out how I expected. “Ok buddy, I’ll see you Friday okay? Love you!” My son barely took his eyes off the tablet screen to say good bye to me. Apparently watching a jet-plane take off is far more interesting than saying goodbye to your mother when you’re three-years- old. I mean, let’s face it, he doesn’t completely understand what I’m talking about and he has minimal concept of […]

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Benefits of Daycare… for this MOM! Guest Post.

Daycare is closed this week and, because it’s a holiday and I’m not working, I’m home with my son. It’s just me and my mini-human. All day, every day. For five days straight. Throughout the week, and during my temporary stay-at-home-mom (SAHM) duty, I’ve been thinking about what it takes to be a SAHM and the thoughts are just as exhausting to me as actually staying home. This week has been the confirmation I’ve looked for ever since I made […]

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BBC Dad | Parenthood Considered at Odds with Professionalism. But Why?

Unless you’re living under a rock (and maybe even then if you have wifi), you’ve seen the video of professor/dad Robert Kelly that went viral this week. During a very professorial if somewhat dry explanation about South Korea on the BBC, his interview was hilariously interrupted by first a toddler, then a baby in a walker, and then a panicked wife/mom trying to corral them away. The departure of the toddler knocks over some books stacked on a bed, which […]

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