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Volunteering requests- how do you handle it?

Started by Amber, Mom365 Host Mar 12. 0 Replies

If your kids are in sports, school, or any other activities- more likely then not, you have received a request to volunteer in some capacity for those things. As a working mom, time can be seriously…Continue

Once a week cry?

Started by Amber, Mom365 Host Feb 26, 2016. 0 Replies

I thought this was interesting- according to a study done by, they found that working moms were commonly crying once a week due to stress and trying to 'have it all'.  What do you think of…Continue

Christmas work parties?

Started by Amber, Mom365 Host Dec 9, 2014. 0 Replies

Does your work place throw a Christmas party?  What do they do for it?  Is your spouse invited as well?Continue

What do you do with sick kids?

Started by Katie, Mom365 Host. Last reply by Katie, Mom365 Host Dec 27, 2013. 13 Replies

Working Moms, what do you do when your kids are sick? I kind of live in fear all winter long that my son is going to get sick with anything from a bad cold to the flu or worse, and then we have to…Continue

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Comment by Roxym0629 on January 16, 2013 at 8:26pm

To all working moms that are hiring babysitters and nannies! Now-a-days we need to be extra careful who we leave our little ones with. It is VERY important to run background checks.

I work for and recommend you run a background check on anyone you are considering hiring to care for your child.

Comment by Katie, Mom365 Host on January 9, 2013 at 5:37pm

See recent baby product recalls here, moms:

Comment by Katie, Mom365 Host on December 18, 2012 at 5:57pm

Have you been talking to your kids about the Sandy Hook shooting? Here's some advice from an expert on how to:

My son is only 3, so he doesn't know what's going on, even though I listen to a little NPR in the morning and they've been talking about it. So, so sad.

Comment by Katie, Mom365 Host on November 15, 2012 at 7:03pm

Ever unknowingly walk around with something smeared on your clothes by your loving babe? You're not the only one! Check out this mama blogger's recent pancake-mix mishap.

Comment by Shannon, Star Mom on October 24, 2012 at 9:14am

Jamie- I completely understand where you are coming from.  I do so much better behind the scenes rather than having to be a rep for a company and deal w/ people up front.  I get very stressed w/ this type of stuff too... so much so that I've had to take medication for anxiety at different points in my life.  I am currently very happy where I'm at, but I know I am capable of making probably double the salary I make now.  Your happniness is very important... if you are not happy w/ your job, what kinda life is that?  Of course, I know you don't want it to interfere w/ being able to provide for your family either so it's kinda like a double edge sword.  Definitely consider other positions (even if it is a pay cut) and write it all down on paper to see what you can manage financially.  Right now, the current situation works for us b/c my husband makes pretty good money, I work 5 minutes from home (not much of a gas expense), and we get a pretty good deal on babysitting b/c my being local means the kids are only at sitters from 8am-5pm (around here, the Washington metro area, it's pretty common for kids to be stuck at the babysitters for 10-12 hours a day b/c of the terrible traffic!).  So, see what other aspects you can work with in regards to finances (or maybe working locally to save on gas?) to help make up for whatever decrease in pay you may have to take?  Good luck :)

Comment by JamieMcC on October 24, 2012 at 8:40am

Hi ladies,

My role with my company changes quite a bit - maybe every 6 months.  I work for a small start-up company (less than 50 people) in a booming industry.  We just had another re-org and I am absolutely miserable.  My new role is very client focused and involves numerous meetings with them daily.  I have a feeling, this role is for the long run.  To be honest, I'd rather go back to my days of being a worker bee behind my desk, getting things done, and not speaking to clients daily.  (I get nervous before every convo which means I am stressed out pretty consistently.)  So, I have an opportunity with another company in my industry (there aren't many), but it's not a senior level position.  I have a feeling I'm going to have to take a pretty big pay cut for a position like this, but it's exactly what I am good at, and pretty low stress.  Of course, I could be creating more stress within my family if I take such a big pay cut.  I'm not sure what I'm asking for here.  Obviously, I need to find out how much of pay decrease it will be and weigh my options and do what's best for my family and myself.  I guess I'm just wondering if anyone else has went through anything similar and if you'd be willing to share your story.  Thanks!

Comment by Katie, Mom365 Host on October 17, 2012 at 6:28pm

The peanut butter recall expands again! This time it includes regular peanuts, plus ice cream, cookies and granola bars. See if your favorite brands are affected:

Comment by Katie, Mom365 Host on October 10, 2012 at 1:02pm

Are evenings and bedtime crazy at your house? This mom blogger has penned a funny poem about those frantic nighttime hours!

Comment by Katie, Mom365 Host on October 7, 2012 at 5:51pm

The peanut butter recall is expanding! Check to see if your favorite brand is part of it.

Comment by Katie, Mom365 Host on October 3, 2012 at 6:06pm

Do you feel like pregnancy is looked down upon in the corporate world? Marissa Mayer, the Yahoo CEO, had her baby today, but you wouldn't know it from a recent magazine cover photo of her--they totally skipped that part! Check out the whole story here.


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