Great Resources, Advice, and Peer Support for Working Moms at Mom Corps YOU

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I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Mom Corps YOU. I received a free trial to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.

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As a stay at home mom who is also a blogger, I have realized how important networking and blogger groups are.  When I started this blog three years ago, I only knew one other friend who had a blog and I asked her a lot of questions.  Since then, I have met lots of other [...]

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How Can Working Moms Manage Finances? Mom Corps YOU Can Help!

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Mom Corps YOU. I received a free trial to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.

Many obstacles and challenges can come up when mothers re-enter the workforce after having children.  Adding income can help immensely, but managing finances and planning for the future can also be challenging.  Finances are a big stressor for married couples and single mothers.  There is a lot to think about and plan for when adding a new income!

Mom Corps YOU has great rescources concerning this [...]

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Mom Corps YOU is Making Going Back to Work Easier

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Mom Corps YOU. I received a free trial to facilitate my review and will receive a promotional item as a thank you for participating.  This post about going back to work contains my personal opinions.

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I was a kindergarten teacher for three years before Captain Fussybuckets was born.  I got the job after we got married, but it took about four months to land it.  I still cringe when I think of all of [...]

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Sweep Up Just About Anything with the New Swiffer Sweep & Trap

This post was brought to you by Swiffer Sweep & Trap and SheSpeaks.  All opinions are mine.

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Life with three boys is messy, but this mommy doesn't like to clean messes.  So when I was given the opportunity to try a new way to clean big messes, the Swiffer Sweep & Trap, I jumped at the chance!  The Sweep & Trap promises to clean big and small messes, and my trial kit came with exactly that, big and small messes, [...]

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Dairy Fairy – Help For Low Milk Supply Mommies

Disclosure: I received this product as part of an advertorial. All opinions are mine.

Being that Baby Brother is #3 for us, you would think that we had it all down.  While I do feel like I was very well prepared going into this for the third time, I never quite knew what to expect.  Breastfeeding was never easy with the Captain or Baby D, and after countless chats with lactation consultants, doctors, fellow mommies, and reading up on my own, I now realize that having to [...]

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The Iced Coffee That Broke My Water

I have an interesting story to tell.  But, before I tell it, please know that this is NOT meant to be advice and shouldn't encourage anyone to do anything out of desperation.  But….the Pioneer Woman's iced coffee broke my water.  Okay, maybe it was a coincidence….but here's how the story goes:

Three weeks before my due date, I went to my routine OB visit.  He estimated that the baby was nearing 9 lbs.  He didn't do an ultrasound or feel around on my belly, he just looked at my large belly and made his guess.  I [...]

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What NOT to Say to a Woman Who is Full Term (or Beyond)

I'm currently 39 weeks pregnant and definitely feeling it!  In a world of friends "going early," scheduled inductions and c-sections, and the lucky few whose water breaks "right on time," it can be frustrating to be patient and let nature take it's course, especially since it seems like most people expect no one in their right mind to actually get to their due date.  (Remember:  39 weeks is full term, first time moms generally naturally go to 41 weeks, and women who have had a child before tend to hit 40 weeks, 3 days, [...]

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Create a Pregnancy Keepsake with the Belly Casting Kit

This belly casting kit post was brought to you by Pearhead.  All opinions are mine.

It has been a whole different experience being pregnant this time around, with Baby #3.  The Captain and D are both old enough to find my huge belly fascinating and ask questions…lots and lots of questions.  It's hard to believe that in a few weeks, this belly will be considerably smaller (haha, let's hope!)  I wanted to be able to create a lasting memory and pregnancy keepsake that involved both boys, and I knew I had found it with Pearhead's [...]

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Take A Moment and Relax with the Rejuvenator Microbubble Showerhead

This post about the Rejuvenator Microbubble Showerhead has been brought to you by Rejuvenator Products. All opinions are my own.

Shower time is precious time.  I usually wait until the boys go to bed to have a shower, and let me tell you, it is an awesome part of my day!  When the new baby comes, showers will likely be rushed again, and making the most out of what little time I will have to shower will be important.  We recently installed the Rejuvenator Microbubble Showerhead and showers have suddenly turned into a spa experience.

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Shaving is Easy with the Giraffe

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This post has been brought to you by Giraffe.  All thoughts and opinions are mine.

Shaving is something I really don't like to do.  I always forget to shave or simply don't have enough time.  Or, I'll think about it while in the shower and talk myself out of it because it's just so annoying to do, especially now that I'm 30 weeks pregnant and have a big belly in the way.  I received a pretty handy bath and body wand for shaving, called the Giraffe, to review, and it couldn't have come at a [...]

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