Being a mom to a newborn comes with many joys. It can also be very exhausting, and at times, frustrating. There's nothing quite like staring down into the eyes of your baby and seeing him smile for the first time. When you become a mom, your whole life changes and you take on a completely new role in life. Too bad your new baby doesn't come with an instruction manual. Instead, … [Read more...] about How To Comfort Fussy Babies
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The ability to work from home as a mom is an amazing privilege, and something that more and more moms are looking for. While many choose to go back to school, or talk to their current bosses about working from home, a growing number of moms are turning to the business of homemade crafts. In fact, there’s one woman that makes nearly $1 million a year with her Etsy shop, … [Read more...] about How to Spread The Word About Your Craft Business
Have you ever wished your little one hadn’t blurted out that naughty word to his oh-so proper grandparents -- an expletive he evidently learned when you accidentally slammed your finger in the door last week? Have you ever watched your child eat and, in horror, had to ask yourself, “Did he just watch Animal Planet before this meal?” Has your child ever done something so … [Read more...] about How to Raise a Polite Child
I’m often demoralized to overhear this criticism about working women: we don’t negotiate. People who deliver this judgment, in my experience, tend to be human beings with limited experience being female: accomplished men in white collar, managerial positions, who shrug off women’s lack of negotiating skills as if absolutely anyone with self-esteem is born knowing how to ask for … [Read more...] about Why Don’t Moms Negotiate Better?
Single mom. That's me. There are many more of us now, it seems. Since Day One, my life as a mother has been pre-defined by these two words that carry a mixed review in the general populace, even in today's modern world. Honestly though, some days I'm grateful for the simplicity of parenting when it's only an adult party of one. Other days, however, are defined by what my sister … [Read more...] about It Takes A Village