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Stay at Home Mothers

I Found My Work-Life Balance With 5 Changes

Lori Axler | Posted 02.26.2016 | Business
Lori Axler

I have finally found self employment to be the right formula that fits my life. At least it works for me at this moment in time. But not everyone finds or even believes that this ambiguous concept of balance exists.

An Open Letter From My Fitbit

Kathleen Covatis | Posted 02.25.2016 | Parents
Kathleen Covatis

Dear Mom, I remember the day we first met. It actually wasn't that long ago. December 2015 if I remember correctly? The look on your face when you ...

Life Unfiltered

Megan B. Baldwin | Posted 02.25.2016 | Parents
Megan B. Baldwin

The stories of our lives -- as told through status updates and pins and photographs -- are incomplete. Yet it is all too easy to forget that what we see are simply snapshots, moments in time, titles to the chapters of people's lives.

Why Most Mommy Bloggers Fail

Candis Lynn Hidalgo | Posted 02.23.2016 | Parents
Candis Lynn Hidalgo

There are 4 million mom bloggers in North America alone, but you know what? Most of them are failing. And you're probably one of them. Not because I'm picking on you, but because statistically, the majority of moms who blog make little to no income from their blogs month after month.

7 Unique Ways to Get Organized This Winter

Rachel Hollis | Posted 02.23.2016 | Parents
Rachel Hollis

Most likely it's cold outside where you are, therefore you find yourself spending more time indoors. I imagine after awhile you might want something t...

What I Have Learned my First Week as a Blogger

Rachel Malcom | Posted 02.12.2016 | Women
Rachel Malcom

BLOGGING IS NOT JUST A HOBBY: IT IS A COMMUNITY I started my blog as a creative outlet for myself. I wanted a way to express myself, and a way to esc...

Stay at Home Mothers and why they are the Sum of Many, Invisible, Parts

Anthea Rowan | Posted 02.12.2016 | Women
Anthea Rowan

A Corporate Wife. That's what she called me. Then, 'I didn't know there were still people like you ... my mother was one', back in the sixties ... t...

Why I'm Quitting My Job as a Stay-At-Home Mom

Ashley Abramson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Parents
Ashley Abramson

I've had a lot of jobs in a lot of places-- hip coffee shop barista, downtown executive assistant, nursing home activities director, and most recently, full-time mama to one fiery little red-headed boy.

Why Taking Extended Maternity Leave Makes Finding a New Job Easier

Reem Kassis | Posted 01.29.2016 | Parents
Reem Kassis

After two years on maternity leave, I now know what steep learning curve really means. And in case you're a man reading this, no, maternity leave is not a vacation like business school.

How I Make Money As A Stay-At-Home-Mom

Bailey Gaddis | Posted 01.27.2016 | Parents
Bailey Gaddis

Hi, I'm Bailey and I'm a mom, writer, Hypnotherapist, HypnoBirthing practitioner, amateur smoothie chef, and part-time crazy person.

Debunking the Myth of SuperMom!

Pamela Levin | Posted 01.27.2016 | Women
Pamela Levin

If you are a mom, you will relate to this. We all seem to try to wear the clothes and spirit of this action figure: Super Mom. But I am here to tell y...

9 Healthy After School Snacks For Kids

Rachel Hollis | Posted 01.28.2016 | Parents
Rachel Hollis

When the kids get home from school what's the first thing they ask for? Food! Here are 9 simple snacks to prepare ahead of time or prep in a jiffy. Th...

Confessions Of A Stay-At-Home Mom

Jessica Johnston | Posted 01.28.2016 | Parents
Jessica Johnston

Dear stranger who is so thankful to not to live my life, you seem to think I got coerced into spending my time with small children. I hang out with these little people on purpose. I might not always be a stay-at-home mom, but for now, I chose this.

12 Tips to Being Productive as a Stay at Home Freelancer

John Rampton | Posted 01.22.2016 | Business
John Rampton

Despite enjoying the freedom and flexibility of being a freelancer, it takes a lot of self-motivation to stay productive. There are mornings when we w...

Dad Is Hiding in the Kitchen Again

David Lesser | Posted 01.14.2016 | Parents
David Lesser

As soon as my wife gets home from work, the kids are on her like beards on hipsters. It's perfect. She missed them, they missed her, and I'm hiding in the kitchen because they are driving me insane.

A Mother's Résumé... Because it's 2016!

Kiri Westby | Posted 01.04.2016 | Parents
Kiri Westby

I am one of roughly ten million American moms who've left the workforce to raise young kids, a percentage of the population that is steadily rising, not falling.

10 Things This Stay-At-Home Mom Is Grateful for This Holiday Season

Jennifer S. White | Posted 12.18.2015 | Parents
Jennifer S. White

In this spirit of thankfulness, and also within the reality that daily life as a stay-at-home mom is not always easy or perfect, I'd like to share a few of the things I'm grateful for today.

Our Gilded Expat Cages

Katia Vlachos | Posted 12.11.2015 | Women
Katia Vlachos

It starts as an adventure. We are young, ambitious, qualified, full of dreams. We feel powerful. We know exactly what our life will look like. We have big plans. We want to explore the world. We find a partner who shares our dreams. We fall in love and, together, we're off to great places.

The Devil Inside...

Jamie Scanlon | Posted 12.11.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jamie Scanlon

You know the one, the one that sits on the other shoulder telling you to get up to mischief and deviate from the norm, the one that tells you to keep ...

I Hated Being A Stay-At-Home Mom

Liz Lewis | Posted 02.23.2016 | Parents
Liz Lewis

Before you come after me with pitchforks, let me explain myself.

How to Stay Fit and Healthy During the Holidays

Trudie German | Posted 11.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Trudie German

With such a hectic and quite possibly erratic schedule, you ask, "How am I suppose to fit exercise and healthy eating in such a festive season?"

20 Years Later: How the Union Made Our Dreams a Reality

Keri Vaca | Posted 11.23.2015 | San Francisco
Keri Vaca

In San Francisco, the unions are strong and they have been such an important part of our life. I am forever grateful for all they have provided for our family.

Why I'm Still A Stay-At-Home Mom

Jessica Hoefer-Land | Posted 11.19.2015 | Parents
Jessica Hoefer-Land

Now, we are in a new season. A critical one. My kids are discovering who they are becoming, what they believe in and what they stand for.

What I'll Miss Most About Being a Stay-at-Home Mom

Mommy Nearest | Posted 10.30.2015 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

It's all different now and in some ways it's better because, man, have I missed showering. But as I assemble my day of exercising, working and generally keeping busy, I realize it will probably never be quite as full as it was before. For better and for worse.

Don't Put It All In One Village

Tarja Parssinen | Posted 10.29.2015 | Parents
Tarja Parssinen

As someone living without a traditional village (parents, siblings, aunts, uncles), I have spent the last seven years trying to build a non-traditional one (ie: any living, breathing creature that offers friendship and/or childcare) and it occurs to me that I am going about this all wrong.