The Habit of Cooking – FREE Weekly Meal Planner

The family and I moved in July…three blocks away from our old apartment. It’s a great place on the top floor with an extra bedroom for the little one. It feels amazing to live in a more spacious place. However, we now find ourselves at equal but opposite walking distance from two different supermarkets; both…

Attacking Freelance Projects One at a Time

It’s been such a busy summer/month/year. Simply finding time to sit down and work, even on good days, is hard. I’m finding it difficult to focus on one project at a time. My boyfriend even had to intervene in a harsh, but tender way, that I needed to stop making excuses and just sit down…

Taking a Chance on Myself and Working From Home?

So I did it. Told my boss I wasn’t going back to work after my maternity leave ends. I’m at the point in my life where I need to challenge myself and start a new chapter, not do the same repetitive work without any promise of better opportunities. I’ve already begun the most challenging chapter…

Roll Up Your Sleeves and Get to Work

I have never been more motivated to work. It is so exciting to sit down and focus on my own business. And it helps to think that I only have two solid days a week when my baby is in daycare to work. It makes all this time more valuable. One of the main difficulties…

Freelancing & Daycare: Off to a Great Start

So apparently I was worried for nothing. The little one had a great time on his first day at a new daycare. He even went down for a nap without a fuss! He barely cried and probably didn’t even notice I was gone. While he was there making new friends, chewing new toys, I managed…

Kicking My Freelance Career Into High Gear

It is Wednesday morning. I’m sitting at Starbucks chewing my nails. The Starbucks is right around the corner from the daycare where I just left my little baby for a trial half-day. That’s right: my little baby who’s not yet 6 months is starting daycare twice a week now so that mommy can focus on…

Life After Baby: Beginning My Journey as a Freelancer

Our baby is almost 5 months old and I’m finally starting to fit in some time for myself. I’ve been able to do yoga once a day with the FitStar Yoga app on iPad. What helped us was getting him in a schedule of eat-play-sleep. I’ll write a later post soon with a free download…

Are GDiapers Good? How to Successfully Use GDiapers

I always knew I wanted to try cloth diapers with our baby. Well, the baby is here, 2 months old, and we’ve been using cloth diapers since week 3. It was pretty easy to convince my boyfriend to jump on the CD wagon; the savings made so much sense. Initially, he was reluctant to try…

The Return of the Missing Blogger

“Oops” is the only word I can use to express my absence on this blog. I was so determined to keep it up on a daily basis! But as always, life got in the way. But I’ve kept busy. Some little updates: I’m now 32 weeks into my pregnancy! I started my maternity leave early…

Making It Work Little by Little, Day by Day, Every Day

Hello my little head of lettuce, What can I tell you about business today? Well first of all, taking care of a business requires constant work. It can be a little bit of work if you have a 9-to-5 job like your father and I have, but constant work is required to stay on track….