Friday, August 29, 2014

Beyonce, One Working Mom Who Rocked the VMAs

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Who doesn't like Beyonce? As Saturday Night Live illustrated with its Beygency skit, liking Beyonce is almost an American value.  On this Friday, I wanted to share a photo from the MTV Video Music Awards that focuses on Beyonce, the working mom. The photo represents the moment Beyonce received the "Vanguard Award" at the Awards show.  In my opinion, it captures what all working moms strive for.

This Working Mom Can Relate to Beyonce's VMA Moment

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Working Mom Fun Tip: Taking Selfies Like Kim Kardashian

A working mom can't live on work and family alone. She also needs some fun. When you're with your kids most of the time, taking selfies and sharing them with your friends can be part of that fun. Admittedly,  I used to think taking selfies was lame. But now I'm into it. The only problem is it is tricky to take a good selfie. Indeed, if you don't get the angle right you look downright silly.

Here's my attempt to master the selfie. I don't know if the duck lips in the bottom right are a requirement, but I do see a lot of people doing them in selfies I see online.  Kim Kardashian is the queen of the selfie. According to a recent episode of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" she's obsessed with them. She even released announced that she's compliling a book of her selfies recently, entitled, "Selfish".  So, not only is she obsessed with taking selfies she has monetized them.  After all, why have a hobby when you can get paid to do it?!

I think she has influenced me.  While I have no intentions of making a sex tape or taking selfies wearing itsy bitsy teeny weeny yellow polka dot bikini, I have practiced taking regular selfies lately.  Here are a few of my attempts.  If you are curious, yes, I am in the bathroom. I was killing time at an event working on my elevator pitch and taking selfies.  I may need an intervention!

Working Mom Taking Selfies

Here is an article that gives some apps that can help you improve your selfie game.

This post was just for fun and not an endorsement for Selfish.


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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

A Peek Into the Life of a Working Mom: The First Day of School

It is late August and the Back to School Season is in full swing.  Stores are having sales. Parents are buying clothes and supplies. And kids are adjusting to the return of normal.
My daughter's awesome classroom

Back-to-School Season is a Big Deal 

Indeed, today was the first day of school in our house.  Although our daughter is only in preschool, the back-to-school season is a big deal in our household.  Like my daughter says, it is time to learn!

So today my husband, daughter and I trekked to Preschool Orientation. It was a partial day session for the entire family.  I was the only dork mom insisting on taking photos at school like I was a member of the paparazzi. I know I was slightly annoying, but when I look at the photos I am reminded that it was worth it.
The first day of school

Friday, August 22, 2014

Embarrassing Working Mom Moments: (A Trip to the Liquor Store)

As a working mom I try to maximize all of my time and maximize my dollars.  There always seems to be something to do and not enough time to do it.  For that reason, I try to fit errands into my day so that they don’t pile up.

With Labor Day coming up I am planning to have enough food, snacks, and spirits on hand to entertain anybody who stops by.  I recently found two $5.00 off coupons for “Skinny Girl Sangria” in my purse that expire on August 31st so I made a mental note to pick some up.  I got out of a meeting a little early so I decided to stop by the Wine and Spirits store that’s across the street from my office on the way back from the meeting.  I thought I could get what I needed, save money and save on having to run to the store at a less opportune time.   

Saturday, August 16, 2014

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