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Working Mom's Routine with Toddlers

9 Seriously Awesome Tips for a Working Mom’s Routine with Toddlers

As a working mom finding the right routine for taking care of toddlers can be tough. By the time you pick them up from daycare or preschool they’ve had a full day and so have you. But I’ve learned some tricks that make my working mom routine with toddlers easier.

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Hey mama, are you looking for a working mom's travel packing list for toddlers? As a mom raising two under three, I was too! I researched the most popular articles to compile an ultimate guide to the best travel tips for kids, and I want to share it with you. Comes with a travel list free printable! #traveltoddlertips | travel packing list tips | plane travel tips @penandparent.com

The Ultimate Travel Packing List for Toddlers

As a mom of two under three and about to embark on a vacation that included planes and automobiles, I needed an ultimate packing list. Nothing’s worse than being trapped with kiddos without travel essentials and activities. This began my search for the best working mom’s travel packing list for toddlers.

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mom friends

The Secret to Making Close Mom Friends

Guest post by Monique Solomon

Adult friendships can be difficult to start, especially when you need mom friends with similar interests and kids around the same age. This is further heightened for stay at home moms who aren't thrust into many social situations outside of the occasional play-date. 

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8 Summer Workout Tips for Busy Moms

8 Summer Workout Tips for Busy Moms

Are you a busy mom looking for workout tips that will help you lose weight or get bikini ready? I know that after having two babies in two years, I struggled to find the time for fitness and eating healthy. Self-care is important  for anyone but even more important for moms. These eight summer workout tips for busy moms will get you on the right track fast.

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surviving an empty nest after being a SAHM

Surviving an Empty Nest After Being a SAHM

This is a guest post by Jennie Wallick

I was a SAHM off and on for 20 years. I loved it. It was such a gift to be able to do. Which, in hindsight was a good thing, because I didn't make enough money to cover childcare. Surviving an empty nest after being a SAHM wasn’t something I was prepared for.


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frugal living/saving money tips

Mom Hacks: Incredible How to Save Money Tips

By Melissa Uhles

In my circle of friends and family I have a bit of a rep for being cheap, I mean frugal. This was originally born of necessity. When I was single in LA (an expensive city) doing a variety of low paying jobs, I had to be creatively frugal to survive; I had to learn how to save money. 

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healthy summer snacks for kids

Kids Will Love These Healthy Summer Snacks

This is a guest post by René Brooks of ParentingPod.com

Summer is here and that means that your kids are going to be home all day. Expect them to be active and hungry. You can come to the rescue with a kitchen stocked with healthy summer snacks for your kids.

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family staycation ideas

14 Family Staycation Ideas for Summer

By Melissa Uhles

Are you already wondering how you’ll cope with kids this summer? If funds or tight or you’d like to have some fun in your hometown, check out my 14 summer family staycation ideas. These are also sure-fire ways to get your kids off their screens for a few hours each day!

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50 Working Mom Quotes for Encouragement and Inspiration

Working moms need support sometimes. We’re aren’t superhuman; although we like to believe we are and sometimes I do see Super Woman in the corner of my eye. Okay, maybe that’s my kid zooming by with toilet paper, but still one can only hope that I am accomplishing superhuman feats while looking hot. 

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Being a working mom for some seems too difficult or perhaps they would prefer to be a SAHM. But I am a working mom because I want to be. Check out my thoughts on being a working mom and why. A must read for any mom but especially so if you're trying to decide between staying home with the kiddos or becoming a working mom. #workingmomtips #workingmoms

7 Honest Reasons Why I Am a Working Mom

For some, staying home with the kiddos is an easy decision. For others, being a working mom is the only choice. I wanted to tell you why I’m a working mom to help you decide what’s right for you.

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