Working Moms

7 Working Mom Survival Tools

There don’t seem to be many places where I can look up a list of tools that other moms have tried and use for their day to day survival.  This includes simple things like sending cards for birthdays, ordering birthday gifts, communication tips, calendar tools, childcare, and backup childcare options.    I’m the kind of person who thinks literally, so I like concrete examples that I can use, so you will see lots of those in my BLOG.  In this post, I’ll share the services that I have used, as well as some other services that I’ve seen used to

Parenting is a Full-time Job. Is it Time for Help?

~by Meg Powell~ Parenting these days is a full time job. If you are a mother and have ever felt that you just couldn’t get it all done, you are not alone. Between working and managing your household, managing the various activities of the children, homework, providing meals, cleaning up and returning all the weekly papers back to school for PTA, classroom assistance, etc., how does anyone have time for it all? What about the days the school is closed due to inclement weather, constant track out or summer camps, or illnesses that the kids keep bringing home? It is

Working Mom Interview – Angie Carter

Angie Carter is a mom of 3 and business owner. She made the transition from working for others to running her own business designing her own line of personalized totes in the wedding related space. Working Mom Interview Q & A   1. Do you stay at home, work at home, or work-outside the home? I stay at home and manage my business from an onsite detached workshop. 2. How many kids do you have? Three 3. What’s your go-to dinner during the week? Do you care to share a recipe? Baked Chicken on the Grill Mashed Potatoes/Gravy Green Beans

Working Mom Interview – Nicole Bruno

Working Mom Nicole Bruno has 3 children. She is the co-founder of a non-profit organization called Guiding Lights, which provides support to family and professional caregivers. Interview Q & A: 1. Do you stay at home, work at home, or work-outside the home? Work. 2. How many kids do you have?  3 children.  2 boys, ages 10 & 8, and 1 girl, age 2. 3. What’s your go-to dinner during the week? Do you care to share a recipe? I try to prepare a home cooked meal every night. I think that comes from my mom being a stay at

Working Mom Interview – Rachel Withers

A busy Mom of two boys, Rachel Withers blogs about Fitness, Faith and Family at FitTriangleMom.com. A North Carolina native, she likes to share local activities happening in the Triangle region. When she’s not playing with her kids, she enjoys writing, reading, running, and date nights with her husband. Interview Q & A: 1. Do you stay at home, work at home, or work outside the home? I stay at home with my kids and blog part-time at FitTriangleMom.com 2. How many kids do you have?  2 boys, ages 3 & 6. 3. What’s your go-to dinner during the week?

Working Mom Interview – Rachel Brenke

Rachel Brenke is an author, photographer, lawyer and business consultant for photographers and bloggers. She currently helps creative industry and blogging professionals all over the world initiate, strategize and implement strategic business and marketing plans through various mediums of consulting resources and legal direction. Interview Q & A 1. Do you stay at home, work at home, or work-outside the home? I manage several businesses of my own. Some of that is done in my home, but some of it requires I go to our studio. 2. How many kids do you have?  Five: Three boys and two girls. 3. What’s

Working Mom Interview – Noa Ronen

About a decade ago, Noa Ronen moved from Israel to Brooklyn, NY with her husband and two small children. The transition was not easy – new city, new country, career change. She began working for a non-profit organization, and eventually started a blog about being an Israeli mom in New York City. Her blog became a business, and inspired her to become a Certified Life and Transition Coach. Noa and her family now reside in North Carolina. Interview Q & A 1. Do you stay at home, work at home, or work-outside the home? I have my own coaching business

Working Mom Interview – Mofoluwaso Ilevbare

Mofoluwaso Ilevbare (aka Fofo) is a transformational Vibrant Life & Leadership Coach, Speaker & Trainer. Her life oozes energy, passion and a desire to see every little girl, teen, and woman soar, free to fly above all limitations and live to her fullest potential. A social entrepreneur & women-in-the-boardroom advocate, Fofo champions a charity for empowering women and young girls in Africa and around the world. She loves God, loves life, and loves to bring out the best in others. Working Mom Interview Q & A 1. Do you stay at home, work at home, or work-outside the home? I have

Entrepreneur Interview – Candi King

Entrepreneur Candi King is a mom of four children, ranging in age from 9 to 14. She has worked with wood extensively, and makes a variety of different wood items, including puzzles, doll houses, and barns. She also sews, and makes reusable cloth gift bags. What is your business/Business Name?  What does your business do?   I am co-owner of an ETSY shop called Wooden Ya Play. My mom and I make wooden toys and other crafts as well as eco-friendly reusable fabric gift bags. Why did you get into this field?  What opportunities did you see? My parents started a

7 Tips for Maintaining a Professional Attitude at Work

Here are 7 great tips for maintaining a professional attitude at work

In this post, we’re going to discuss 7 tips for maintaining a professional attitude at work.  Sometimes, maintaining that attitude at work is very difficult indeed.  While it may be temporarily satisfying to tell someone what you really think in the heat of the moment, it is not necessarily in your best interest to do so. I’ve probably made every single one of these mistakes in my younger years and some of them are pretty cringe-worthy.  I hope that they will save you some of the pain and embarrassment that I went through. 7 Tips for Maintaining a Professional Attitude