Category Archives: Working Mothers

I Missed My Baby’s First Steps Because I Was Working

I used to think that mothers who stayed home with their children were doing themselves and their kids a disservice. A liberated and educated woman belongs in the workforce, I thought. Why graduate, get a job, and then stay home with babies, I questioned. Then I dropped my 12 week old off at childcare, and…

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About Alicia B

Alicia lives and took a semester of photography in a small college town that often challenges her resolve to live as simply and as stress-free as possible. When she’s not working, rereading the same children’s books, cooking, or wondering how crunchy she’s become, she’s busy updating her site, liciabobesha.com. You can follow her on facebook.

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True Life: I’m a Breadwinner Wife; 6 Ways That I Cope

Breadwinner wives. We’re an interesting bunch. Increasingly common, but surprisingly absent in media representations of the modern woman. Sometimes we are praised, other times we are chided. Like the time I went out to dinner with my best friend and her new boyfriend, and he asked where my husband was. When I said, “At home,…

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About Leila

Leila is the founding editor of Baby and Blog. She splits her time between editing hair and culture site, Black Girl with Long Hair, whipping up butters at BGLH Marketplace, and writing here. She adores her husband and two kids, her parents and her friends. But she hates Chicago weather although she is slowly coming to peace with it...

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I Took a 40% Pay Cut to Be a Better Mother

by Alicia Barnes of liciabobesha.com I always assumed I’d work and have babies. I mean I went to college after all. Then my life looked like this: 6:45 wake, dress everyone 7:15 leave for childcare/work 8:00 start work day 5:15 pick up baby, eat dinner, play with baby, bathe baby 7:30 put baby to bed On…

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About Alicia B

Alicia lives and took a semester of photography in a small college town that often challenges her resolve to live as simply and as stress-free as possible. When she’s not working, rereading the same children’s books, cooking, or wondering how crunchy she’s become, she’s busy updating her site, liciabobesha.com. You can follow her on facebook.

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The Fantasy vs The Reality of Being a Work-From Home Mother

I have shared before that in late 2009 I made a calculated decision to walk away from my job as a newspaper reporter to focus on my website, Black Girl with Long Hair, full time. Back then I entertained fantasies that I would blog from coffee shops, or take random weekend trips to New York…

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About Leila

Leila is the founding editor of Baby and Blog. She splits her time between editing hair and culture site, Black Girl with Long Hair, whipping up butters at BGLH Marketplace, and writing here. She adores her husband and two kids, her parents and her friends. But she hates Chicago weather although she is slowly coming to peace with it...

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To My Daughter: 3 Reasons Not to Leave the Workforce

By Rene Syler of Good Enough Mother I read something the other day that stopped me in my tracks. It was a piece in The New York Times Magazine about college-educated women who, a decade ago, “opted out” of their high-powered jobs so that they could stay at home with their kids. Two things surprised me about…

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About Leila

Leila is the founding editor of Baby and Blog. She splits her time between editing hair and culture site, Black Girl with Long Hair, whipping up butters at BGLH Marketplace, and writing here. She adores her husband and two kids, her parents and her friends. But she hates Chicago weather although she is slowly coming to peace with it...

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7 Places to Find a Work-from-Home Job

By Tara Jefferson of The Young Mommy Life I’ve written about my life as a work-at-home mom and I just want to say – I hope I didn’t scare you off. Yes, it takes a lot more organization and patience and drive to continue to do this day in and day out. I have to…

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About Leila

Leila is the founding editor of Baby and Blog. She splits her time between editing hair and culture site, Black Girl with Long Hair, whipping up butters at BGLH Marketplace, and writing here. She adores her husband and two kids, her parents and her friends. But she hates Chicago weather although she is slowly coming to peace with it...

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MommyHacker: Working from Home with a Baby

Noah and I taking a break from work to do some selfies… In October 2009 I quit my beloved but dead-end job as a newspaper reporter (because of this basically) to focus on what was then a fledgling natural hair website. And I remember having a conversation with my mother about how I was struggling…

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About Leila

Leila is the founding editor of Baby and Blog. She splits her time between editing hair and culture site, Black Girl with Long Hair, whipping up butters at BGLH Marketplace, and writing here. She adores her husband and two kids, her parents and her friends. But she hates Chicago weather although she is slowly coming to peace with it...

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