Working Moms

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

New Breast Pump May Become Working Moms’ Must-Have

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I hesitate to recommend any breast pump but the Medela ones -- I had two of them when I was breastfeeding, and they were practically my best pals. I used them religiously every day after I went back to work (I kept one at work and one at home in case I needed to... 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

Did You Know? Breast Pumps Are Now Covered By Health Insurance

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Breast pumps and other breastfeeding supplies can get pricey, but (sigh of relief, nursing mama) know that now health insurance plans will cover the cost, due to The Affordable Care Act, the health insurance reform legislation passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama in 2010. It went into effect August 1, 2012.... read more

Beyonce and Baby Blue Set Sail With a Kiss!

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The Queen B is back, y'all! While the Northeast braced for snow, wind and bitterly cold temperatures, Beyonce, Jay Z and adorable baby Blue kept it real cool, setting sail aboard some beautiful boat to a getaway on some beautiful island. We're over here like Hey! Can we get an invite!? (But seriously -- can we?)... read more

Finding ‘Mommy Friends’ Is Harder Than My Full-Time Job

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I'm in kind of a weird place right now and I think it's a place all moms find themselves at some point. A huge majority of the women that I know and are friends with are stay-at-home moms (especially those with young children). But since I work outside of the home, I'm surrounded by many... read more

A Working Mom’s Morning Routine

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I'm still pretty new at this whole mom thing, but one thing that I've learned so far is that mornings will forever be a bit more chaotic. If I thought that getting to work on time was challenging before our baby was born, then this is a whole new hurdle to jump over. I have... read more

How My Kids Starting School Has Made My Life (Even More) Insane

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This year marked the start of preschool for my younger son, Holden, for three mornings a week. My older son, Cooper, started Kindergarten this year as well, but at a different school. I had absolutely no idea how much these heart-melting milestones would turn our day-to-day life management completely upside down, and require triple the... read more