A Mom’s Guide to Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

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Did you know that today was Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day?  How does this affect you as a mom?  Perhaps you are a stay-at-home-mom or a single mom and don't have a traditional "job" to take your kids to.  There are still valuable lessons for your children to learn from spending a day with mom. The amazing thing about mom's are that we all have different jobs.  Some of us are stay-at-home-moms, some of us go to work in an office, some of us travel for work, some of us blog for work, some of us raise children for work, some of us are assistants in our spouses business, etc, etc, etc.  The point is, we all work and we all have jobs.  They just may look very different from one mom to the next.   Currently, my job consists of working from my home office as a social media and marketing coordinator for Kelly's Closet.  This is a full-time (40+ hrs a week) job and requires me to be online at all hours of the day.  While my regular working hours are 9-3pm, the work day ... [ Read More ]

10 Reasons to Breastfeed

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Today marks the 578th day of breastfeeding my little tot!  Well to be clear - I'm not actually breastfeeding her today because she is at Camp Grandma/Grandma while I am flying (yes - right now) to NYC for #BlogHer10!  But - we are still breastfeeding and my pump (Thanks Hygeia) is packed securely inside my luggage. Many of you may remember the adventures I had while traveling to Miami for a week - without a tot - and without my handy pump!  I had a mommy moment while packing then and left the pump in my closet all alone!  Enter my introduction to hand expression and jokes from my hubby and friends! There was a question as to whether I should continue to breastfeed when I returned or let her be weened since she had been off mommy milk for a whole week.  Two hours after our reunion she kindly asked for mommy - and I couldn't say no. Once again - I will continue to pump while away and I'll let her decide if it's time to ween or not.  It seems almost fitting that she would ween ... [ Read More ]

Breastfeeding: Woes of Pumping

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Giveaway Alert! Win a Hands-Free Pumping Bra from Easy Expression.  Details at end of post!  ECO-ngratulations!  Ruth is the winner of the Hands-Free Pumping Bra! Check your email for details! As a working mother of two I have become very intimate with expressing milk (pumping).  With my son I worked out of the home in a traditional office setting and had to pump almost every day once I returned to work.  Each day my Medela and I would make our way to the office.  I was the first pumping momma in my office but I wasn't the last.  I had a very great group of co-workers who quickly understood that if the door was shut that they shouldn't open it (unless they wanted to get squirt with milk!).  I kept up with pumping for the entire first year.  Now it's 6 years later and I find myself in a different environment.  My full time job takes place right in the comfort of my home.  I have to travel a few times out of the year but for the most part I am a jammie worker (I work in my home ... [ Read More ]