24Feb

My Thoughts on Marissa Mayer’s Decree On Working from Home

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  I've written a lot about my quest for the perfect situation to enable me to both work and take care of my children often on this blog.  A few years ago, I posted over on ScaryMommy about the dilemma I faced when I went back to work fulltime after my daughter was born.  Faced with a long commute across state lines to the office and raging hormones after just having given birth a few months earlier, I made the decision to leave when my flexible schedule to ease my return to work (3 days in the office, 2 at home) went out the window.  I left a job Read More

07Feb

How She Does It by Britt Reints

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This is the ninth entry in “I Don’t Know How She Does It,” a series of guest posts about the working mom/stay-at-home dilemma.  It’s written by Britt Reints from a wonderful blog called In Pursuit of Happiness.  Britt is also a freelance writer  who writes about traveling around the country with her family in an RV.  I met Britt last summer at BlogHer and it was one of those IRL connections that I cherish. When Holly first emailed me and asked if I wanted to participate in this series, my first thought was that I was woefully unqualified to discuss Read More

02Feb

The Mom Juggle by Charlene

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This is the eighth entry in “I Don’t Know How She Does It,” a series of guest posts about the working mom/stay-at-home dilemma.  It’s written by Charlene from CharleneChronicles.com .  After writing laws for 15 years, Charlene now blogs about whatever she wants; specifically, fabulous things like technology, travel, social media, fashion and fitness at CharleneChronicles.com. She runs a local Mom group called Metrowest Mamas and spends time on Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest. Charlene occasionally steps away from the computer so she can experience the Read More

26Jan

How Do I Do it ALL? by Holly Pavlika

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This is the seventh entry in “I Don’t Know How She Does It,” a series of guest posts about the working mom/stay-at-home dilemma.  It’s written by Holly Pavika, a dear friend and an award-winning creative marketing industry veteran and was recently the Managing Director of Big Fuel, the nation's largest pure play social media agency. Taking her social media expertise and with particular knowledge of moms and women-focused marketing, she has recently moved over to lead MOMentum as President, of this marketing subsidiary of Big Fuel. MOMentum connects Read More

23Jan

Women and Success – The Heidi Klum Effect by Elissa Freeman

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This is the sixth entry in “I Don’t Know How She Does It,”  a series of guest posts about the working mom/stay-at-home dilemma.  It’s written by Elissa Freeman, the Vice President, Communications & Public Relations for the Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games.  She lives in Toronto, Canada with her extremely tolerant husband and precocious 11 year old daughter.  She refuses to believe there is such a thing as work-life balance and prefers to liver her life one moment at a time - as long as her carpool doesn't fall apart.  You can chat with Elissa Read More

19Jan

I Don’t Know How She Does It, Either by Shari Simpson

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This is the fourth entry in “I Don’t Know How She Does It,”  a series of guest posts about the working mom/stay-at-home dilemma.  It’s written by Shari Simpson, the co-writer of the comedy “Maybe Baby, It’s You” ,  (Dramatic Publishing, Inc.) and the non-dizzy redhead behind the blog “Earth Mother just means I’m dusty.” She is also the editor of Mommy Poppins NJ and writes a weekly humor column for Aiming Low. Shari won a 2006 Telly Award in the “Social Issues” category for her short film script “Positive Choice” and writes for the HOPE Worldwide Read More

13Jan

Work at Home Vs. Stay at Home is so 1992 by Bonnie Rothman Morris

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  This is the second entry in “I Don’t Know How She Does It,”  a series of guest posts about the working mom/stay-at-home dilemma.  It's written by Bonnie Rothman Morris, the owner of Company B, a branding, public relations and social media expert known for her creative approaches to marketing.  Her clients have included Kaplan, Achilles International, Gevalia, Kaplan, Inc. and Shaw Henderson Interior Design .  She has counseled and developed campaigns for some of the world’s leading marketers, including Kraft Foods, eBay, American Express, Read More

04Jan

Kicking Off a New Series: I Don’t Know How She Does It

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There’s a heck of a lot to project manage when you’re a mom and I’ll be the first to vouch for that.   Combine everything you have to do for the family at home with work and you have a recipe for chaos.  But I’m not necessarily knocking this chaos.  Just a year ago, I wrote “To Work or Not to Work” over at ScaryMommy.com where I voiced my regret about leaving my full time job when my first child was born.  That post garnered 90 comments, and I loved reading every single one.  Most women applauded my honesty and some knocked for me not enjoying my time at Read More