Friday, January 30, 2015

Confession of a Working Mom: I Want to Be One of the Cool Moms

Photo of me and, Eve Wright, Taylor one of the coolest mom I know

"I wish that I could be like the cool moms because all of the cool moms have really cool blogs..." Echosmith "Cool Kids" Parody Cool Moms
Being a cool mom takes the right clothes, the right attitude, and a great relationship with your kids. I get the clothes part. I'm into fashion. Before I had kids I was WAY into it. Now, I don't have nearly as much time to follow it as I used it. I used to leisurely read INSTYLE, Marie Claire, and Vogue on the weekends. Now, my fashion magazines accumulate month after month and now are in a pile, that is nearly as tall as my four year old.

Wearing the right clothes is part of being cool

Working Mom Tip: Succeeding at Home (Tax Benefits for Working Moms)

It's tax season and many of us are gathering our receipts and planning to prepare our tax returns because we are huge procrastinators.

As working moms we work hard for our money. And while many of us are good patriots we would prefer to keep as much of that money as possible instead of giving it to Uncle Sam.  We have many things to pay for that go along with being a working mom. I'm not talking about Jimmy Choo shoes, Louis Vuitton bags and Tory Burch loafers either. (Although as a somewhat fashionable mom I'm not mad at you if that's how you role.) I am talking about the reason why most of us work. It is because the expenses associated with raising children often exceed the amount of one income.

It's funny actually. Having children is the most natural thing in the world and not one thing about them is free.  Well, making them is free and lots of fun, which is a huge reason there are so many of them!

In an effort to help you save some of that hard earned money, here's a link to some tax tips.  Happy filing!

Tax Deductions and Credits for Working Moms

Thursday, January 29, 2015

A Peek into Life of a Working Mom: The Weekend (#TBT)

Members of The Girl Friends, Inc. Pittsburgh Chapter at Sonoma Grill
Last weekend was a combination of obligations and recreation...

Social clubs are a great way for working moms to remain connected.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

A Peek Into the Life of a Working Mom: Almost Wordless Wednesday (Dinner)

Pan fried tilapia
I have enjoyed cooking ever since I was a kid. So, it's not surprise that I often cook for my family. Cooking is therapeutic for me. However, it is also a way to express my love for my family and control what they eat. In addition, cooking is cheaper than going out to eat or getting take out. However, we  do that too. 

Working moms need a formula for making healthy meals

Friday, January 23, 2015

Friday Tip: Succeeding at Healthy Living (How to Grow Sprouts at Home)

As working moms, we want to give our families healthy meals. Below is a link to an article that gives you tips about how to grow sprouts at home. It's a great way to do a project with your kids. They'll think it's fun. They'll be more engaged in helping the family plan meals, which teaches them responsibility. You will also get a healthy food source.  Everybody wins!!! 

Send me photos of your indoor gardens!

Fresh Greens in Winter: How to Grow Sprouts at Home | E...
Winter is when we need fresh greens the most, and sprouts are the super-food of the season...
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