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Full disclosure: I never set out to be an entrepreneur or a mother. Yet here I am. Proud co-founder of two companies, and loving co-parent to two wacky children. A little over a decade ago, I was happily working as an art producer at an ad agency in Soho. After some health issues and a trekking trip in Patagonia, my husband and I decided we'd be parents of world travel and not children. Two months later I was sitting on the toilet holding a positive pregnancy test. The birth of my daughter… Love And Co, In Patagonia, Two's Company, Co Parenting, Pregnancy Test, Co Founder, Working Moms, To My Daughter

This is the easiest way to keep diapers out of landfills

Full disclosure: I never set out to be an entrepreneur or a mother. Yet here I am. Proud co-founder of two companies, and loving co-parent to two wacky children. A little over a decade ago, I was happily working as an art producer at an ad agency in Soho. After some health issues and a trekking trip in Patagonia, my husband and I decided we'd be parents of world travel and not children. Two months later I was sitting on the toilet holding a positive pregnancy test. The birth of my daughter…

Despite the encouraging growth of free or subsidized preschools in some American cities, the fact remains that preschool and daycare cost about as much as rent in many areas.But there's some good news, which is that parents who paid tuition in 2019 for preschool or daycare in order to work may qualify for a credit that can help you save money on taxes this year. Here's what all parents should know before filing their returns on July 15, 2020, the updated tax deadline.Is preschool tuition… Science Books, Science Activities, Tax Deductions, You Are The World, Working Moms, Toddler Preschool, Stargazing, Kids And Parenting, Your Child

Is preschool tuition tax-deductible?

Despite the encouraging growth of free or subsidized preschools in some American cities, the fact remains that preschool and daycare cost about as much as rent in many areas.But there's some good news, which is that parents who paid tuition in 2019 for preschool or daycare in order to work may qualify for a credit that can help you save money on taxes this year. Here's what all parents should know before filing their returns on July 15, 2020, the updated tax deadline.Is preschool tuition…

As a mom, I say the phrase 'let me just…' to my kids more times a day than I can count.
Yes, I can help you log into your class, let me just send this email.Yes, I can play with you, let me just make one more call.Yes, I can get you a snack, let me just empty the dishwasher.
I say it a lot at work, too.
Yes, I can write that article, let me just clear my inbox.Yes, I can clear my inbox, let me just finish this meeting.Yes, I can attend that meeting, let me just get this project out the… Lightroom, Photoshop, Software, Feeling Inadequate, Wife And Kids, List Of Jobs, Looking For People, Local Seo, Job Posting

To the working mamas who feel like they're failing every. single. day

As a mom, I say the phrase 'let me just…' to my kids more times a day than I can count. Yes, I can help you log into your class, let me just send this email.Yes, I can play with you, let me just make one more call.Yes, I can get you a snack, let me just empty the dishwasher. I say it a lot at work, too. Yes, I can write that article, let me just clear my inbox.Yes, I can clear my inbox, let me just finish this meeting.Yes, I can attend that meeting, let me just get this project out the…

This post is brought to you by Staples. While this was a sponsored opportunity, all content and opinions expressed here are my own.One of the biggest changes in my household once my daughter started homeschooling was that, suddenly, everything and everyone in our home had to start pulling double duty. While I was used to wearing a lot of hats (mom, wife and WFH employee, to name a few), suddenly our dining room was also pulling shifts as a classroom. My laptop was also a virtual teacher. Our… Family Psychology, Parents, Negative Thinking, Kid Poses, Kids Behavior, Regular Exercise, Parenting Hacks, Bad Parenting, Talking To You

We love these 10 multi-tasking office products that work both for homeschool + WFH

This post is brought to you by Staples. While this was a sponsored opportunity, all content and opinions expressed here are my own.One of the biggest changes in my household once my daughter started homeschooling was that, suddenly, everything and everyone in our home had to start pulling double duty. While I was used to wearing a lot of hats (mom, wife and WFH employee, to name a few), suddenly our dining room was also pulling shifts as a classroom. My laptop was also a virtual teacher. Our…

Juggling career, childcare and distance learning at the same time is no small feat, and working moms in particular are shouldering the burden of the unprecedented pressures created by the pandemic. Many moms have already been forced to leave the workforce because of these conflicting demands. A recent FlexJobs survey found that since the pandemic started, 17% of working mothers quit their jobs during the pandemic—nearly 1 in 5, compared to 10% of working fathers who reported the same thing—1… Working Mother, Working Moms, Office Organization At Work, Office Ideas, Digital Marketing Channels, Blog Live, Big Screen Tv, Bold Wallpaper, Flexible Working

How to ask for flexible work hours in the middle of a pandemic—and why you should

Juggling career, childcare and distance learning at the same time is no small feat, and working moms in particular are shouldering the burden of the unprecedented pressures created by the pandemic. Many moms have already been forced to leave the workforce because of these conflicting demands. A recent FlexJobs survey found that since the pandemic started, 17% of working mothers quit their jobs during the pandemic—nearly 1 in 5, compared to 10% of working fathers who reported the same thing—1…

Of course, setting up your work strategy is a top priority—time blocking, scheduling working 'shifts' with your partner, using apps like Slack and Zoom to communicate with your team. But, I've found that having a toolbox of products makes everything just a little easier. Birthing Classes, Melissa & Doug, Working Moms, Toolbox, Career Advice, Fine Motor Skills, Getting Organized, Cool Words, Productivity

I've worked from home for years—here's what keeps me productive

Of course, setting up your work strategy is a top priority—time blocking, scheduling working 'shifts' with your partner, using apps like Slack and Zoom to communicate with your team. But, I've found that having a toolbox of products makes everything just a little easier.

Motherly has always been a fully remote company so I've had a couple years to really nail down that WFH life. I've joined conference meetings across the world, edited stories in the car and rarely go anywhere without my laptop in tow. The good news is: You can totally do this. Conference Meeting, Birthing Classes, Things To Come, Good Things, Melissa & Doug, Working Moms, Career Advice, Fine Motor Skills, Getting Organized

What You Need To Work From Home

Motherly has always been a fully remote company so I've had a couple years to really nail down that WFH life. I've joined conference meetings across the world, edited stories in the car and rarely go anywhere without my laptop in tow. The good news is: You can totally do this.

Motherly has always been a fully remote company so I've had a couple years to really nail down that WFH life. I've joined conference meetings across the world, edited stories in the car and rarely go anywhere without my laptop in tow. The good news is: You can totally do this. Conference Meeting, Birthing Classes, Career Ideas, Things To Come, Good Things, Melissa & Doug, Working Moms, Fine Motor Skills, Getting Organized

I've worked from home for years—here's what keeps me productive

Motherly has always been a fully remote company so I've had a couple years to really nail down that WFH life. I've joined conference meetings across the world, edited stories in the car and rarely go anywhere without my laptop in tow. The good news is: You can totally do this.

We found the most incredible reading nooks—they can be everyone's favorite spot in the house! Cave Images, High Contrast Images, How To Become Smarter, Pink Images, Floor Seating, Cool Books, Working Moms, Mudroom, Accent Chairs

#21: The Mom Cave

We found the most incredible reading nooks—they can be everyone's favorite spot in the house!

Today is Black Women's Equal Pay Day—meaning, Black women must work seven additional months in order to catch up to white men. We feel it's important to acknowledge that the wage gap is not one size fits all. It is not enough to recognize, in general, that women are unfairly compensated and deserve equal pay. We must also acknowledge that the wage gap disproportionately affects women of color, and it marginalizes mothers, too.How Much Does Your Kid Cost?Here's what's fascinating: Did you… Working Mother, Working Moms, Still Have, Have Time, Paid Maternity Leave, Wage Gap, Equal Pay, Challenge The Status Quo

Today is Black Women’s Equal Pay day—here’s what that means

Today is Black Women's Equal Pay Day—meaning, Black women must work seven additional months in order to catch up to white men. We feel it's important to acknowledge that the wage gap is not one size fits all. It is not enough to recognize, in general, that women are unfairly compensated and deserve equal pay. We must also acknowledge that the wage gap disproportionately affects women of color, and it marginalizes mothers, too.How Much Does Your Kid Cost?Here's what's fascinating: Did you…

For many, parenthood makes it essential to guard your time, prioritize and consider outsourcing when you can. It’s always going to be a matter of picking and choosing based on finances, needs and more. But, if there is some room in the budget, hiring a regular (or even occasional) housekeeper can create the time in your life for more meaningful pursuits. Parenting Advice, Kids And Parenting, Housekeeper, Mom Hacks, Prioritize, Working Moms, Budget, Feelings, Create

6 reasons moms shouldn’t feel guilty about hiring help

For many, parenthood makes it essential to guard your time, prioritize and consider outsourcing when you can. It’s always going to be a matter of picking and choosing based on finances, needs and more. But, if there is some room in the budget, hiring a regular (or even occasional) housekeeper can create the time in your life for more meaningful pursuits.

Mamas shared their go-to self-care hacks on Chairman Mom for those days when you don't have the time, but you need a pick-me-up on the go. Pregnancy Stages, Mom Hacks, Loving Your Body, Health And Fitness Tips, Working Moms, Body Image, Get Healthy, Kids And Parenting, Self Care

12 self-care ideas you can do in under 10 minutes

Mamas shared their go-to self-care hacks on Chairman Mom for those days when you don't have the time, but you need a pick-me-up on the go.

It is incredibly normal for our relationships to take the back burner in our hectic lives. But, a loving relationship supports your mental health, reduces your risk of heart disease, and even lengthens your life span. So the investment into your relationships is totally worth it. Parental Leave, Books For Moms, Mom Hacks, Relationships Love, Working Moms, Your Family, Heart Disease, Reality Tv, Mom And Baby

How to *really* connect with your family when life is busier than ever

It is incredibly normal for our relationships to take the back burner in our hectic lives. But, a loving relationship supports your mental health, reduces your risk of heart disease, and even lengthens your life span. So the investment into your relationships is totally worth it.

Although you'll have your hands full taking care of kids, there are some side hustle options to consider that give you the flexibility to set your own hours. Yes, you can even make money during those middle-of-the-night feedings. Here's how. Mom Hacks, Working Moms, Career Advice, Extra Money, Kids And Parenting, Hustle, Flexibility, How To Make Money, Middle

5 easy side-hustles mamas can use to make extra money

Although you'll have your hands full taking care of kids, there are some side hustle options to consider that give you the flexibility to set your own hours. Yes, you can even make money during those middle-of-the-night feedings. Here's how.

Dr. John Gottman, the nation’s leading marriage researcher, suggests that couples hoping to spark romance need to turn towards each other even when they don’t feel like it. Friendship is absolutely essential to thriving marriages. In relationships that thrive, partners consistently make and receive bids for positive connection. John Gottman, Working Moms, Love And Marriage, New Moms, Kids And Parenting, Good News, Love Of My Life, Falling In Love, Connection

16 ways for busy parents to fall in love all over again

Dr. John Gottman, the nation’s leading marriage researcher, suggests that couples hoping to spark romance need to turn towards each other even when they don’t feel like it. Friendship is absolutely essential to thriving marriages. In relationships that thrive, partners consistently make and receive bids for positive connection.

There's nothing quite like becoming a parent. You'll never forget baby's first smile, the first time they say 'mama' and the first time you see your bank statement. Make no mistake about it, parenthood is a magical journey, but it's also an expensive one. 
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the cost of raising a child today is $233,610 for a middle-income family—and that doesn't include the cost of collegeOne month you're enjoying weekly date nights out with dinner and a movie… Pregnancy Test, Bloating And Constipation, Relieve Bloating, Swollen Belly, 5 Weeks Pregnant, Reduce Gas, Pregnancy Positions, First Time Dad

Motherhood is an expensive journey—here's how to plan for it

There's nothing quite like becoming a parent. You'll never forget baby's first smile, the first time they say 'mama' and the first time you see your bank statement. Make no mistake about it, parenthood is a magical journey, but it's also an expensive one. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the cost of raising a child today is $233,610 for a middle-income family—and that doesn't include the cost of collegeOne month you're enjoying weekly date nights out with dinner and a movie…