Looking For a Part Time Job? These Local Businesses are Hiring!

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Looking for part time work? These family friendly businesses offer a great way to connect with other parents and have some extra cash.  Here are some local businesses looking for a little extra help. All Fired Up Want to get in touch with your creative side? All Fired Up has a relaxed, fun atmosphere where […]

Freezing Eggs as an Employee Perk?

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I am a working woman and mom.  The news this week that two giant tech companies, Facebook and soon Apple, will be offering female employees paid coverage for freezing eggs (yep, the ones from their ovaries) as a “perk” struck me as very concerning.  Is it sending the right message? What if, when I applied for […]

Joy Jones Solves a Regular Bathtime Struggle With This Genius Invention

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Prepare yourself. You’re about to have a “Why didn’t I think of that!?” moment. Think about all the times you’ve said, “Please stop splashing/dripping outside the tub,” as kids play with sopping wet toys on that irresistible, yet slim, tub ledge. Joy Jones, a local mom of two came up with a solution: Shelfie.  Shelfie […]

Work Versus Stay-At-Home Moms Is Not Up For Discussion

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An article is going around Facebook on the perils of being a working mom. My mom friends, who work outside of the home, appreciate “someone who gets it.” I also read the piece more out of curiosity and wanting to “get it” better myself as a stay-at-home/work-part-time-at-home (SAH/WAH) mom. I wanted to know how I […]

Shannon Milligan Talks Work/Life Balance, Moving, Parenting and More

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Some days, I’m lucky everyone is wearing a (semi) clean shirt when I get the kids off to school and myself off to work (often forgetting my own lunch in the process) so meeting other working moms always comforts me. Some, like Richmond Realtor Shannon Milligan, also inspire me. I got a chance to chat […]

The Lollipop Principle: Having it All

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I told my husband before we got married that I wanted it all.  However, 10 years later, I still struggle with balance. My personal experience with motherhood is this: It is the toughest job I have ever done and I was totally shocked to learn this, despite other parents passing on this gem that seemed […]

I Don’t Know How She Does It

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The other night my husband and I curled up on the couch next to the fireplace and watched I Don’t Know How She Does It. Two things struck me about my own life as I watched this adorable cast of characters in motion: 1) People say this to me all the time (as in How do […]

Letter to Working Moms*

Author Nicole Unice

Recently my friend (and amazing writer/human) Nicole Unice shared with us a blog she had posted on her own amazing blog here on Richmondmom.com called Letter to Stay at Home Moms. When she sent us the post it immediately resonated with me although I had no idea how many thousands of moms all over the country […]

What the Hilary Rosen/Ann Romney Story Is All About

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What the Hilary Rosen/Ann Romney Story Is All About So if you haven’t heard, a democratic strategist – Hilary Rosen – got in hot water, with the media at least, because she said that Ann Romney (Mitt Romney’s wife) “hasn’t worked a day in her life.”  Here’s the actual quote: “What you have is Mitt […]

What do I miss about my kids? Everything.


I’m feeling a little edgy today (read: all week) so I’m going out on a limb here with this post. It may even sound a little bitchy, but I don’t mean it that way. Please forgive the cursing. But sometimes it’s necessary. These last few weeks have brought about a ton of changes in my […]