As the holidays approach, it’s a great time to think about how to maintain your mental health, particularly as a working mom. The holidays are fun for some, fraught for others, and may bring up many emotions and stressors. There is lots of pressure for the holidays to be a joyous time (particularly for parents)… Read More Mental Health Tips for the Holidays
You guys! It’s been way too long! I have to tell you, for a while now I’ve been thinking my blogging days might be over. I had a good run, but maybe it’s time to throw in the towel. But then a few things happened that made me reconsider. I should start off… Read More Since I’ve Been Gone
Hello to all our wonderful blog readers! I am so excited to give you the scoop on some updates from us here at CT Working Moms. I’m Michelle Noehren, founder of this site. I started the website over 7 years ago with the goal of creating a safe space for moms to express themselves. It… Read More CT Working Moms Changes and Updates
“What’s wrong baby?”
“Mama, I need to poop.”
My first thought was literally, “Oh crap.”… Read More That Must Have Been a Huge Dog. Maybe it was a Dinosaur.
We’ve all heard the African adage “It takes a village to raise a child.” It has taken an unfortunate turn of events to remind me that I need to thank the people in my children’s village and tell them how much they mean to us. … Read More Thank you, Village People!
I made a list of traditional day/weekend activities that I enjoyed as a kid for us to do this summer, but after all the money that I spent to send my kids to camp plus our summer vacation, I had to find ways to make those activities as affordable as possible. This is my list. … Read More Making Our Summer Activity List (More) Affordable
Sometimes during a stressful day, week or quarter we (moms) doubt why we work. There are a lot of easy answers (the personal fulfillment, money, human interaction, and more), yet, while home on an extended maternity leave I have discovered another reason why being a working mom is a good thing.… Read More Maternity Leave Has Me Like…
A list of things I’m totally digging at the moment and have to share with you!… Read More 10 Things I am Absolutely Loving Right Now
I made the decision to shift to a position in my field that no longer required as much of me. I now have a great job that I enjoy (most of the time), but I am not where I imagined I would be career-wise by any means … Although this change worked wonders for my stress and seemed like a perfect solution, there have been many times over the last four years that I have wondered if I made the right choice. Am I fulfilling my purpose? Am I really making a difference? Am I doing enough?!? After all, I never really did get around to changing the world.… Read More Finding My Purpose Again
In my very minimal downtime this week I watched the new episode of This is Us. It should probably be part of doctor’s orders to give it a few weeks before you embark on that show, but I went for it anyways. … Read More This is Us, Right Now