Interviews

Working Mom Life | Interview Series

I’m very excited to announce a new interview series here at The Motherhood Project!  Each week, I’ll be sharing interviews with fellow working moms of all backgrounds, with their own stories, tips, and tricks to succeed at this project called motherhood while working.   According to a 2013 study by the Bureau of Labor Statistics… Continue reading Working Mom Life | Interview Series

Organization · Work / Life Balance

Systems to organize your time | calendars, lists, and planners

This post about time management systems is part of my series on reducing decision fatigue – especially for busy working moms!  Check out the other posts here: How to Plan Ahead & Reduce Decision Fatigue for Busy Working Moms   Whether a working mom, stay at home (SAHM) mom, or something in between, we all need… Continue reading Systems to organize your time | calendars, lists, and planners

Work / Life Balance

15 family friendly fall activities (with your baby or toddler!)

We’re feeling the crisp fall air here in Tennessee and all I can think about is pumpkin pie, boot season and mums on the porch. Just like summer, I’m working on a fall bucket list of activities for our little crew. This time last year I was 4 weeks postpartum, so the only bucket list… Continue reading 15 family friendly fall activities (with your baby or toddler!)

Breastfeeding

Must-haves for your pumping bag when you return to work

If you want to continue breastfeeding when you return to work, you’ll need to prepare for pumping at work. There’s so much stress on your mind about returning to work from maternity leave as it is – make yourself a solid checklist for your pumping essentials and your mornings will go much smoother. Note that… Continue reading Must-haves for your pumping bag when you return to work

Organization

How to Make Mornings Better by Outfit Planning

One of my secret sauce ingredients to better mornings and less decision fatigue is outfit planning. Sure, it’s nothing new, but consistently organizing your clothes (and your kids’) for the week is a total game-changer for your daily routine. As part of my weekly reset on Saturdays or Sundays, I plan outfits (including shoes and… Continue reading How to Make Mornings Better by Outfit Planning

Work / Life Balance

10 things I learned in my first year as a first time mom

We’ve just celebrated surviving a year of caring for a little accident prone, non-verbal, demanding human, and that warrants some self-reflection.  Here’s the top ten lessons I learned in the last 365 days as a first time mom! This post may contain affiliate links.  If you click a link and purchase an item, I might… Continue reading 10 things I learned in my first year as a first time mom

Save Money

Top five money saving apps to make extra cash

Saving money doesn’t have to be hard or overwhelming, and you don’t have to spend hours a week to scour sales and clip coupons.  Busy moms need easy ways to save money, and that’s why I have pulled together this list of my favorite EASY money-saving apps.  You can save money easily on the go,… Continue reading Top five money saving apps to make extra cash

Organization · Work / Life Balance

How to Plan Ahead & Reduce Decision Fatigue for Busy Working Moms

Our daily lives are made up of tons of decisions, ranging from small to large.  What outfit do I wear today?  Should I pack a lunch, or go through a drive-thru?  Water or soda?  What do I want for dinner?  Who is doing daycare pick-up / drop-off?  The endless choices are overwhelming, but planning ahead… Continue reading How to Plan Ahead & Reduce Decision Fatigue for Busy Working Moms

Work / Life Balance

Return to work after maternity leave

If you’re a working mom, maternity leave eventually comes to an end and back to work you go.  Whether it’s 2 weeks or 20 weeks, prepping yourself to leave your sweet, snuggly newborn seems traumatizing, overwhelming, and perhaps even impossible.  For me, I never seriously considered becoming a stay at home mom, but I dreaded… Continue reading Return to work after maternity leave