I’m really excited to let ya’ll know I’ve joined the team of Domestic Divas at Blissfully Domestic, a wonderful website for everything you need to know to make family life easier. It was founded by the equally wonderful Alli (aka Fabulous Mommy Fusspants.) There many great bloggers hanging out there that you probably already read including Mrs. Flinger, The Nester, PHAT Mommy, Jennifer from Just Chicken Feed, Meredith, Karla (who designed the site), Amy from Mom Advice, and Domestic Chicky.
I’ll be writing about issues related to working moms. I’ve tried just about every type of schedule there is, although I am still waiting for that job that pays me to blog from the beach. I returned to the office full days when Miss C was just 13 weeks old, but after I had Miss A in 2005 I worked completely from home until she was 10 1/2 months old
started to go stir crazy and talk to our two sole houseplants. Last year I adjusted my schedule once again because Miss C would be starting kindergarten and I knew in my heart I did not want to put her in after-school care. I now work 32 hours a week, but I split my time between the office in the mornings and home in the afternoons. This seems to be the perfect working mom schedule for me. Sometimes I feel like I don’t quite fit under the typical “working mom” umbrella though, because I have such a flexible work arrangement.
I would love to know what you working moms want to discuss. Per usual me, I have a ton of ideas bouncing around in my brain:
- Why Moms Choose to Work (It’s Not All About Money)
- Streamlining the Morning Routine
- Challenges of Working from Home
- What to do When Your Child is Sick, and You Have to Work
- Summer Options for School-Age Kids
- Setting up a Home Office
- Flex Time
- Working from Home Without Falling off Management’s Radar
- Resources on the Web for Working Moms
- Working Mom Fashion Mojo
- Drinking on the Job (Just kidding…wanting to make sure you’re still reading.)
I’ll be posting once a week or so at Blissfully Domestic and I hope my posts will serve as a place to bounce ideas around, vent, and just share information. Let me know in the comments what you would like to read about. Are you a working mom? Do you work part-time or full-time? Do you telecommute? My first post is up and you won’t want to miss it if you’re in the process of choosing a daycare.