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Hickies: Making shoe tying easier for kids!

Hickies: Making shoe tying easier for kids!

My son has been struggling to tie his shoes. I have shown him every trick I know in the book. I even went as far as looking for some cool videos from YouTube that he would watch and just get it. But it took a […]

Push the Word with The Gospel of Luke DVD

Push the Word with The Gospel of Luke DVD

  “This is a sponsored post on behalf of Review Wire Media for Lionsgate. I received information to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.” http://media.thereviewwire.com/   Each year we are given more of a visual adaptation of the bible. For […]

CELEBRATE BOSS MOMS THIS NATIONAL BOSS’S DAY

CELEBRATE BOSS MOMS THIS NATIONAL BOSS’S DAY

Did you know that today (October 16) is National Boss’s Day? Here’s my take: The bosses who should be celebrated with the most cupcakes and flowers today are Boss Moms—working moms who do it all and get it done at all hours of the day, and with only a fraction of that time rewarded with an actual paycheck. In fact, according to a recent survey by Total Wireless, 95 percent of moms say that the most stressful part of being a working mom is the pressure to juggle work and family responsibilities to perfection. Do they always get it done without ever losing their cool? Au contraire, ma mere.

 

In my version of this national holiday, being a Boss Mom means you bless the mess, celebrate the journey that got you to where you are today and realize that a satisfied life is rarely a balanced one…but a happy one. That’s why I’m teaming up with Total Wireless to celebrate Boss Moms and how they do it all on National Boss’s day and beyond.

 

  • LEARN THIS TERM: “MENTAL LOAD.” The mental load is the reason that I know how many eggs are in our fridge right now and how high the temperature has to be in order for my boys to be allowed to wear shorts to school (love that dress code). It is also the reason that I occasionally forget to sign a check that I put in the mail (thank you, payment apps for helping me out here). The mental load is the labor we do in our minds keeping track of 1,273,038 things even when we aren’t technically working or parenting. And that work deserves to be acknowledged.
  • HOLD THE JUDGEMENT, PLEASE. Here’s something wonderful about 2017 (an otherwise complicated year, to say the least): We are officially no longer living in a society where it is socially appropriate for working moms to judge stay-at-home moms, and vice versa. I’ve interviewed hundreds of moms for my book and company, and the general consensus was this: We are all just doing our best to raise the next generation. And yet, so many mothers still admitted to judging themselves. Enough, I say! According to the same survey by Total Wireless, 95 percent of moms know that the journey to success hinges on having the confidence to make the necessary choices…and often those choices include sacrifice. Do not feel guilty. Instead, celebrate your accomplishments. It’s all part of the journey of satisfaction we’re modeling for our kids.
  • SKIP SOMETHING. Want to know the best feeling in the world (better than the candle-lit bubble bath you’ve been meaning to take for three years now)? Open up your calendar and delete one thing from next week. Here, I’ll even give you your excuse: “I’m looking ahead and realizing I’ve overscheduled myself for next week. Let’s please cancel/move our lunch/meeting/obligation/endeavor/commitment.” Another option if it’s something you can’t miss entirely: Downgrade an in-person meet-up to a phone call. Everyone’s more efficient that way, and you can order groceries online at the same time if needed.
  • CALL YOUR OWN BOSS MOM. Better yet, FaceTime her (because you know she won’t mind if you’re not wearing any makeup…or if you have to leave her staring at the ceiling while you attend to the 2-year-old’s bloody nose). Whether your mom worked out of the home or not, the list of skills you learned from her is surely long and mighty. (The same survey I reference above found more than half of working women consider their own moms the ultimate “total boss.”) Did she teach you to drive (thus ensuring you can do that last conference call of the day while in the privacy of your own car)? Did she force you and your sister to “work it out between you two” (and give you team-building skills that you use to this day?). It’s vital to acknowledge that stuff, not just because it makes her feel appreciated…but because it makes you realize how much wisdom you’re imparting to your own kids that they’ll use one day. Oh, tell your mom that part too!

 

This National Boss’s Day, join me and Total Wireless in celebrating working moms for everything they’ve accomplished—including the choices and sacrifices they’ve made to get where they are today.

 

With great coverage on America’s largest and most dependable 4G LTE† network, Total Wireless gives you the confidence to plan and celebrate the ‘total boss’ mom in your life—all from the palm of your hand with your smartphone. Learn more at TotalWireless.com.

 

Thank you to Lauren Smith Brody who contributed to this article you found on The Mommy Cooler Blog. Lauren is the founder of The Fifth Trimester movement to help businesses and families improve workplace culture together; she is the author of the best-selling book, The Fifth Trimester: The Working Mom’s Guide to Style, Sanity, and Big Success After Baby. Prior to launching her own business, Lauren had a 16-year career in magazine publishing, most recently as the executive editor of Glamour magazine. She’s partnering with Total Wireless to share her Total Boss Mom strategies—hectic schedule, two little boys, messy home, and all. Check out TotalWireless.com to learn more about the latest phones and the best deal in wireless.

 

*The 30-Day cycle for Shared Data Family Plans begins on the day the first line/device is activated. Any line(s)/device(s) activated later in the first 30-Day cycle will receive only the number of days remaining in that cycle. A month equals 30 days.

†To get 4G LTE speed where available you must have a 4G LTE capable device and a 4G LTE SIM card. Actual availability, coverage and speed may vary. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. Please always refer to the latest terms and conditions of service at TotalWireless.com.

 

This survey was commissioned by Total Wireless and conducted by Survata, an independent research firm in San Francisco. Survata interviewed 1,069 online respondents between September 29, 2017 and October 4, 2017. For further information, visit www.survata.com.

DISCLAIMER:  THIS IS NOT A SPONSORED POST. THIS IS ALL ORIGINAL CONTENT. This post was written in collaboration with Lauren Smith Brody  ALL OPINIONS ARE Her  OWN. PHOTO CREDIT PixBay

Making Moms Friends: Today’s version of dating.

Making Moms Friends: Today’s version of dating.

 They say making friends is easy. Well, when you’re an adult it is supposed to be right? Like for me and many other women out there its just as hard then when you were a kid. Are you that mom looking to find a person […]

5 Tips to Help Save while buying Halloween Costumes!!!

5 Tips to Help Save while buying Halloween Costumes!!!

Are your kids bothering you about getting their costumes for Halloween? Well here are some steps that will help you to save buying a Halloween costume this year.1. Save money by letting them use a costume they already have– you may save just by looking […]


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Tasty’s Easy 3 Ingredients Crock Pot Apple Cake

Tasty’s Easy 3 Ingredients Crock Pot Apple Cake

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Measure your Food with Ease with Ozeri Touch!

Measure your Food with Ease with Ozeri Touch!

I love cooking in my kitchen, especially with new kitchen gadgets!  You will want the Ozeri Touch II 18 lbs. Digital Kitchen Scale, with Microban Antimicrobial Product Protection.Industry exclusive scale features Microban antimicrobial product protection that helps prevent the growth of stain and odor-causing bacteria.Boasts […]

Are your banana’s to Ripe? Make this Easy Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Banana Bread!

Are your banana’s to Ripe? Make this Easy Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Banana Bread!

Everybody loves bananas but in the heat of the summer, I find they seem not to last too long. When I am not using them for breakfast, smoothies or just as a snack, bananas go great by making Banana Bread. This seems to be a […]

Making Dinner a whole lot easier with Home Chef, Fresh Food delivery to your door!

Making Dinner a whole lot easier with Home Chef, Fresh Food delivery to your door!

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. I received a complimentary 2 serving meals from Home Chef via USFamily Guide to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own.As mothers, we always get the question of, “what’s for dinner?” from our kids and spouse every day. […]

Make Dinner Time Even Easier with Meals From Home Chef!

Make Dinner Time Even Easier with Meals From Home Chef!

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