working mom

Does the Mom Guilt Ever End?

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I can remember one specific day in particular when I was struck with that dreaded disease that plagues so many parents: mom guilt. It was a Saturday. My 18-month-old son had been awake, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, since 6:30 a.m. Since we were up and in dire need of caffeine, my husband and I decided to... Read more

A Week in the Life of a Working Mom

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This is a guest blog by Kelly, an SVP of E-Commerce at a large nonprofit and mom to a 6-year-old, 3-year-old and 5-month-old. Here’s an inside look at what goes on in a typical week for this busy mom of three. MONDAY:  Wake up, get breakfast for everyone, pack lunches, backpacks, daycare bag. Collaborate with... Read more

A Day in the Life of a Work at Home Mom

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I've successfully worked at home for the last six years. Because my work is quite literally in my bedroom, I basically have zero work/life balance. Somehow, though,  it works! With the time I save in commuting (especially in LA), plus the quiet time to focus (I do miss out on those office cupcakes), I find... Read more

How to Leave the House With Two Children — A Mom’s Guide

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If you've read the title of this post, you probably are expecting a clear, concise answer as to how the heck you can get out of your home in one piece with two small children... I hate to disappoint you, but I don't know either. After recently adding a newborn daughter to our family of... Read more

Potty Training My Toddler Made Me Jealous of Other Potty Trained Tots

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I never really compared Lovie to other children when she was smaller. In hindsight, I think I didn’t compare because I didn’t have to—Lovie was ahead with a lot of milestones.  Instead of realizing that’s why I didn’t really compare, I told myself I was just so enamored with finally being a mom that... Read more

Breastfeeding at the Office: How I Made It Work

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It's hard to believe my baby girl, Julia, is 3 months old today. I thoroughly enjoyed the 12 weeks that I had off from work to stay home with her, but our wallets would simply not allow us to live on my husband's income alone, so as of yesterday, I am officially a working mother. ... Read more

9 Quotes on Motherhood to Celebrate Michelle Obama’s 49th Birthday!

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Happy Birthday to the Mom-in-Chief, Michelle Obama! We  wanted to wish the First Lady a Happy Birthday from all of us here at The Bump and in order to do so, we rounded up nine of her most electrifying, heartfelt quotes on motherhood. Here's to the next 49! Plus, more from The Bump: Read more

Beyonce Dishes On Her New Role as a Working Mom

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Today is basically the best day of my life. Curious as to why? Well, my girl Beyonce is dishing on her high profile career, her work and her favorite role, mommy to baby beauty Blue Ivy Carter. A day that involves writing B is single-handedly the best day E-V-E-R. As we all know, Bey keeps... Read more

Clean Your Home in Under 30 Minutes With This No-Fuss Guide!

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Moms (and mamas-to-be!) we know that cleaning isn't exactly high on your priority list these days, what with a baby (or baby-on-board) to take care of, your partner to spend time with, a job to be on time for, pets and family members to look after and the rest of life's crazy needs to be... Read more

Holiday Gift Ideas for Baby’s Caregiver

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It's the holidays! Which means (for me) lots of cookies, time away from work, visiting family and some big meals. It also means making a holiday gift shopping list for the friends and family and neighbors in my life. This year, though, there's someone special that I want to be sure to thank: my son's... Read more