Working Mom Truth

All those years at home as a SAHM

Working moms...Amirite??   … Continue Reading

Top Your Plate with a PlateTopper


Fall is here, and although the days are shorter in terms of daylight, it sure doesn't feel like it! Our lives feel busier than ever, with school, work, and all the extras. But our family (and many others) put eating dinner together as a priority, so … Continue Reading

The End and The Beginning

The End and The Beginning

Wow. My last day as a SAHM got off to quite the rocky start today. Most of you are aware that in February, I began working part-time at a local Christian school as, for lack of a better term, a lunch lady. No, I don't wear a hairnet. No, I … Continue Reading

The One with Life Updates and Whatnot

If you clicked this post looking for a tutorial or giveaway, you're going to be sorely disappointed. This is going to be a stereotypical lifestyle blog post about what I'm up to this week. I won't call it a diary entry if you won't, mmkay? So … Continue Reading

Hey Hey, Look! It’s an announcement!

The Berenstain Bears and Mama's New Job

Next week, after my husband and I figure a few things out, we'll be sitting our boys down to have a little Family Meeting. We have some news to share with them, and who better than The Berenstain Bears to help us do it? I need to track down this … Continue Reading

Previous Experience – Irrelevant

YES you may contact my present employer!

I would like to take a moment to commiserate with anyone who has been job searching for an extended period of time. This job market? It is rough. I've been looking for a job for just two months now and I'm already so discouraged by the lack of jobs … Continue Reading

Both Sides: Parent Guided Routines

Both Sides

Jamie and Krista agree on many things, but sometimes they have different opinions on parenting. This is the first post in a two-part series on routine vs on demand. Be sure to check out  Krista’s side, "Led By Baby". Before I had my first child, I … Continue Reading

Review: Body By Vi (Visalus Sciences)


The following review is of samples received from Visalus Sciences, the company behind the popular Body By Vi 90 day challenge. Our samples included 2 pouches of Vi-Shape® Nutritional Shake Mix , 1 sample of Vi-Slim® to help burn fat and support lean … Continue Reading

Co-Potty Training Your Child (Guest Post by Suzanne)

We Are Both Right

It's been a long running joke among my working mom pals that you finally see a return on your investment at day care when they help potty train your child. I think more parents might start paying a few hundred dollars a month if they only knew that … Continue Reading

Part-Time Job, Full-Time Kid

Kristina's post is the final post of our Moms @ Work series! We hope you have enjoyed our features on working moms, daycare/preschool, and Work At Home Moms! Make sure you see all of the posts and episodes in the series by clicking on the Moms @ … Continue Reading

Daycare Questions (Interview With Becky O.)

A couple of days ago, I sat down with my sister, Becky Oliver, who is an experienced infant teacher at a daycare and asked her some questions to share with Playdate Crashers everywhere. Below is a transcript from our interview. Jamie: What are … Continue Reading

Best of Both Worlds (Guest Post by Jen M.)

Jen is our guest interview on Moms @ Work (Part 3) - #13! Make sure you listen to her interview and check out the giveaway of one of her products! You arise at 6:30 in the morning and start the coffee pot and your computer before the rest of the … Continue Reading

You do what?? (Guest Post by Shaina N.)

I have the best job in the world. No, really. I do. Before I was born, my Mom worked as a nurse. When I came along, she decided to stay home with me. Except she needed a little extra income to add to my Dads paycheck. So she and her mother banded … Continue Reading

Moms @ Work (Part 3) – #13

This episode is Part 3 of a 3-Part series, Moms @ Work, all about Working Moms’ Issues! The week's show features an interview with WAHM Jen Maurer, the mom behind Serwa Chic, maker of cloth diapers, nursing covers, and long sleeve bibs!  Find out … Continue Reading

Full Time Career and Full Time Mom (Guest Post by Jen S.)

From daily routines to child care and potty training, Jen covers it all in this guest post! With three kids, she's had many different work schedules and decided what works for them. I am the Executive Director of Practice Management at Aultman … Continue Reading

Daycare (Guest Post by Kristine C.)

First I must make a confession… I’ve only stepped foot in a day care once. My family has been lucky enough to have a sitter. When I went back to work after having my son, Kaden, we worked out a schedule where I would work three ten hour days. So … Continue Reading

Moms @ Work (Part 2) – #12

This episode is Part 2 of a 3-Part series, Moms @ Work, all about Working Moms’ Issues! Our episode features an interview with Monica Wade, the preschool director at King's Christian Academy in Big Stone Gap, Virginia.  We know you will love this … Continue Reading

From One Working Mom to Another…(Guest post by Lindsey S.)

Lindsey was our guest interview on Moms @ Work (Part 1) - #11. We loved having her on the show and we know you'll love her post today! The alarm goes off, but you're sure you just laid back down 5 minutes ago. You glance at the blackberry by your … Continue Reading

Working Mom (Guest Post by Kristine C.)

When I was a little girl I dreamed of being a stay at home mom. My mom stayed home with all her kids and now she watches my cousin’s child. Every time you would ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up, my answer was always a mommy. Fast forward … Continue Reading

Moms @ Work (Part 1) – #11

This episode is Part 1 of a 3-Part series, Moms @ Work, all about Working Moms' Issues! This episode features an interview with Lindsey Simpkins, a working mother of a two year old named Gavin. We know you'll love her insights about being a … Continue Reading