Ask Southern: Keeping It Real

Dear SSS, Does your evening system with your husband ever not work?  Or does it always go like clockwork? Sincerely, Keeping It Real   Keeping It Real, Thank you for thinking it might go like clockwork. It doesn’t … we are humans and life happens and the thing we do really well (98% of the […]

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Ask SSS: Equally Confused

Dear Style,   How can women claim credit for “teamwork” – in response to the economic assertion in this article that successful teams credit men more than women: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/10/upshot/when-teamwork-doesnt-work-for-women.html? Equally Confused   Dear Equally Confused, I believe that there are parts of the country and/or business sectors where for the most part women are treated […]

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The Working Mom’s Guide to Childless Coworkers During the Holidays

It is that time of year, when working moms are panicking about how to prepare a Thanksgiving feast, ensure your home is a tribute to all that is holiday, manage a multitude of school programs, shop for the perfect presents, get your Christmas cards out, and somewhere amidst all of this we are supposed to […]

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The Working Mom’s Guide to the Holiday Dash

Hello November …. Or as I like to call it the Mad Dash between Halloween and Christmas.  So here we go – My tips for surviving the Holiday Dash. Dinner: This time of year is all about soups, stews and chilis.  I make a lot and it gets me 3 dinners out of the week.  […]

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The Working Mom’s Guide to Halloween

It’s October … I know … I feel like it was just summer.  And with kids, it is all about Halloween.  So here are some of the ways I manage Halloween.  Check out my Pinterest page for even more ideas, and for pictures of the items mentioned. The Clothes: I bought my daughters from the […]

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The Working Mom’s Guide to Exercise – Yes You Do Have Time

Trust me, I know it is hard to make the time and you are going to have to change some things, but working out is something you deserve.  It will give you more energy, improve your mood, and you will get better quality sleep because you are working out. Step 1: Make Time in Your […]

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Ask Southern: Birthday Parties

Dear Southern, My child attends day care and we have been part of the whole class invite to their birthday party.  If we have to attend all 20 kids parties and buy gifts, I am afraid that is a little much and time consuming.  How do you handle this? Birthday Overwhelmed   Dear Birthday, I […]

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Confessions: Working Mom and Sick Kids

We had a summer virus make it’s way through our house last week, and it inspired my confession this week. Sick kids create stress and guilt both at home and work. Other moms and I talk about this and try to find ways to survive the sweeping sicknesses in our house. Here are some tips […]

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How Does a Working Mom Stop Rushing Her Children in the Morning?

First, since this is in confessions …. I am a Type A mom who happens to have a demanding job and I struggle with rushing my children. So here are my tips on how I try to reduce the morning push / pull in my house. Sleep is Key. This means be realistic about bedtime. […]

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A Working Mom’s Guide to Easter

Being a Southern girl, I love Easter.  I love everything about it from the girly dresses and hats to the gorgeous Easter lilies and of course the meaning of Easter.  And now that I have children, I love it even more.  So here are some of the ways I manage Easter.  Check out my Pinterest […]

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