Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Wednesday Words of Wisdom: Make Each Day Special

My daughter enjoying a special dessert on a Monday

With everything that we have going on during the week it can be tempting to save our enjoyment for the weekend. It seems to make sense. However, if we truly pause to think about it, there are fewer days on the weekends. Also, it means that we are consciously postponing our happiness. That decision is an exercise in arrogance. 

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

What Working Moms Want in This Election

Working mom on a lunch break 
“You’re one kid’s flu away from balance going out the window, no matter how fine-tuned you think your schedule is.” Ivanka Trump

As I predicted when I was last featured on PCNC Night Talk, the issues that are important to working moms are front and center this election season. (For comments about that appearance, click here.) Indeed, last Thursday in Ivanka Trump's speech introducing her father, she focused on working mom issues. She said that her father believed in ability over gender and that he would be a champion of laws promoting equality.

Working Moms Want One Thing in This Election: We want to have a candidate that appreciates our issues and makes them a priority. 

In a word, Ivanka appealed to working moms and she did it wearing a really chic sheath, of her own design. The monetary gain for the Trumps because of this election will be enormous. Whatever the outcome, the Trump family wins economically and in notoriety. Also, from a citizenship perspective, being selected as the Republican nominee has absolved all of Donald Trump's sins and will result in his family becoming even richer. It's a true American story--how he secured the election using the art of the deal.

To be clear, I am an Ivanka Trump fan. I am impressed by her poise, her accomplishments, and her profits. I also admire her hustle. Using the Republican National Convention as the most widely viewed commercial for her own brand was pure genius. That said, they probably need to evaluate the rules about that because that seems inappropriate. Brands who are used in movies have to pay for that product placement. I digress though...

Regardless of Mr. Trump's personal success, and the success of his family, one important question remains.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Working Mom Tip: Take Time For Yourself #BadMoms

Moms having fun
Moms having fun

I have written a lot about how working moms should enjoy their families and their weekends. However, it is also important for working moms to take time for themselves. Last week, I was fortunate enough to have a night out with some other hard working moms. We went to see a complimentary screening of the movie, “Bad Moms”!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Working Mom Wisdom: Enjoy Your Weekends! #IdlewildPark #IdlewildPA

Funnel cake at Idlewild Park
I received complimentary admission to the park for me and my family. All opinions are my own.

If us working moms aren't careful, our weekends can be consumed by errands and chores. Given our jam packed weeks that makes sense. However, allowing your weekends to be stressful and devoid of fun is a mistake. In light of all of the violence that has been going in our world, we owe it to ourselves to enjoy our families as much as possible. And the weekends are the best time for fun!

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Working Mom Tip: Take Your Lunch Break

lunch break
View from lunch one day
If you are a working mom of small children you need a break. And, that break is not often found at home. I'm not talking about the break you get at night after you put the kids to sleep and you pass out. That's not a break, that is simply exhaustion personified!

I am talking about a midday break to help you clear your head, relax, and focus on you. What is this fantasy world I'm referencing? It is called "lunch".