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In one fell swoop, my dream career was shattered. After working for many years to create the career I always wanted, and just as I was beginning to see success, everything fell apart. Left alone, with no way to...
Disclosure :: This sponsored post is brought to you by our friends at McGehee's Little Gate Preschool. Why I Love McGehee's Little Gate Preschool :: A Mom's Perspective Little Gate is Hard to Describe in Words Little Gate is a feeling, a community,...
Like many others, I was furloughed when the Covid-19 quarantine began. At the time, it was a relief. My kids were home from school, so I wouldn't have to worry about scrambling for childcare. We are lucky that we...
One of the hardest things I've had to do so far. Hey Momma, it's hard. You're taking your baby to their very first day (literally very first day ever) to school. Hearing your baby cry for you throughout the halls...

The Truth About Night Shift

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"I Won't Survive" Flashback to 13 years ago ... I'm a mom of an almost 3 year old and very pregnant, I had just passed my NCLEX. I was offered a job in the NICU where I completed my senior...
I know so many people, especially those with school-aged children, have been eager for a return to "normalcy," whatever that may look like these days. I craved normalcy, too. I just thought I would enjoy being back in a...
To my childless boss: No. You DON’T understand. You don’t need to say it, I just need you to know it. You bust your ass at work. Girl- I see that, and I appreciate it! But you are working ONE full...
The Unspoken Victims of Covid-19: Working Mothers Making the Grade When the pandemic began, I, along with millions of other mothers, began working at home. I work in Finance with lots of deadlines, meetings and peer interaction; a typical corporate job....
Children of Divorce Children of divorce. Wow -that’s such a hard statement to even type, but the truth is-- it’s just a reality for my two daughters (who I had with my first husband). Never in my wildest, darkest dreams...
Author's Note: This is a rant from a very stressed educator who has no control over what the school year will look like. I'm sure there are teachers who feel differently, but these are my feelings and they are...
I don’t think any parent has ever said that taking care of an infant is easy. I joined the “parents club” in January of this year as a mom of twins, and over the past few months, my response...
Puzzles: Um, Not for Me! First of all, let me start by saying I have absolutely always sucked at puzzles. Spatial/Visual thinking is not my strong suit. Well, Quarantine is making me think I don't have a strong suit, but...
There's always a new "challenge" It's hard to browse social media these days and not be faced with a "challenge." Maybe it's a Tik-Tok dance, a Snapchat game, YouTube's bottle flip, a Facebook wine challenge, or even NOM's own weekly...
Making Career Decisions Around Life Seasons :: How to Reenter the Workforce I am 39 years old and several years "behind" in my career. I say this because had I worked straight through, in the trajectory I was on, I...