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Navigating Health Care Insurance

05.20.24 12:29 PM By Lisa - Comment(s)
Navigating Health Care Insurance
Navigating insurance for children can be overwhelming, but here are some essential tips for parents (these tips can also be helpful for assisting our aging parents and also ourselves) ....



Understand Coverage Options: Familiarize yourself with available insurance options. These may include employer-s...

The Emotional Demands of Being a Working Mom

05.10.24 04:00 PM By Lisa - Comment(s)
The Emotional Demands of Being a Working Mom


We all know those days when we are frazzled, at our wits end, and need a break before the proverbial lid explodes off the pot. The emotional demands of a working mom are multifaceted and can be quite taxing. 


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Helping your Teen Heal from a Broken Heart

05.05.24 09:00 AM By Lisa - Comment(s)
Helping your Teen Heal from a Broken Heart

Dealing with a broken heart can be tough for teenagers, and as a parent, it’s natural to want to support them during this challenging time. 


Here are some helpful strategies to assist your teenager in coping with heartbreak:




  1. Give Them Space and Time:

    • Understand that there isn’t a specifi...

Ten Ways to Teach your Kids Humility

05.02.24 02:40 PM By Lisa - Comment(s)
Ten Ways to Teach your Kids Humility

Teaching humility to children is essential for their character development, otherwise we all know those people who never learned to be grateful and never feel that they have enough. It's one thing to be determined to succeed at something, but it's another thing to never feel satisfied, even with sma...

5 Tips to Avoid Working Mom Guilt!

04.25.24 03:30 PM By Lisa - Comment(s)
5 Tips to Avoid Working Mom Guilt!




As a working mom, guilt can weigh heavily on your shoulders as you strive to balance career responsibilities with family duties. Here are some strategies to help you cope with that working mom’s guilt:


  1. Forgive Yourself: Recognize that you’re making choices based on your circumstances. ...

How to Calmly Coach your Teenager with Driving

04.22.24 05:31 PM By Lisa - Comment(s)
How to Calmly Coach your Teenager with Driving



Teaching your teenager how to drive can be both rewarding and stressful. As a parent, here are seven tips to make the process less nerve-wracking and more enjoyable:

  1. Let Them Take the First Step:

    • Some teens are eager to get behind the wheel as soon as they’re legally allowed, while...

What to do with the Kids in the Summer!

04.19.24 02:30 PM By Lisa - Comment(s)
What to do with the Kids in the Summer!


It's that time of year!! So many of us struggle to decide what our kids will do over summer break when we are still working! Although mine is 16 and hopefully will be partially employed, there are many other moms out there tha...

Highlight on Avaline Wines

03.25.24 02:31 PM By Lisa - Comment(s)
Highlight on Avaline Wines




It's pretty apparent us Working Moms enjoy wine! I have spent a long time studying wine, tasting wine, and truly appreciating it. I have said it before, it's like travel in a glass. The same grape varietal when planted in different terroirs will yi...

The Social Media Struggle 

03.13.24 02:59 PM By Adrienne Towsen - Comment(s)
The Social Media Struggle 

Who remembers life before social media? Most of us moms do, but it's amazing to think that our kids do not. Of course technology advances at warped speed these days which means our kids are growing up in a world which would have been foreign to us at their age. One of the most significant changes ou...

Cherishing Time

03.06.24 04:00 PM By Lisa - Comment(s)
Cherishing Time



Time is a weird thing.... sometimes we want it to speed up, and sometimes we want it to slow down. When we are young, busy, and stressed, we want time to move forward to easier moments in the future. When we are older and the days seem to be flying by, we want time to slow down. Fables speak of...

Is Online Highschool Right for Your Teen? 

02.10.24 03:58 PM By Lisa - Comment(s)
Is Online Highschool Right for Your Teen? 




Our journey to a virtual school was a long one. It's definitely not for everyone. It takes a personality that can stay focused and be responsible. It also needs to be said that WHATEVER you decide to do as a parent, It's YOUR decision. Do what your...

How Much is Too Much?

02.07.24 04:08 PM By Adrienne Towsen - Comment(s)
How Much is Too Much?

How much is too much? One could ask this question about many things when it comes to raising children. How much is too much freedom, discipline, material things, rules, pressure... and the list goes on. I think one of the areas this applies to the most in the technology age is screen time. It is suc...

Pet Friendly Turkey Meatballs

02.01.24 04:56 PM By Lisa - Comment(s)
Pet Friendly Turkey Meatballs

Our furry friends deserve home cooked treats, just like we humans do. Forget those tasteless dog bones. Here is a 5-ingredient recipe that your fur baby will LOVE! The recipe below will typically yield 2 dozen meatballs that can be frozen once cooked. I usually double or triple the reci...

Do You Have your Thanksgiving Wine Picked out Yet?

11.11.23 02:06 PM By Lisa - Comment(s)
Do You Have your Thanksgiving Wine Picked out Yet?

As one of your wine guides, we deliver fun, educational wine experiences through in-home tastings, our Sommology pairing program, REWINED box subscriptions, mini bottle tasting flights, and import bottling services at our own organically certified facility. The expert wine...

Adult Only Vacation With Your Kids!

09.13.23 04:55 PM By Adrienne Towsen - Comment(s)
Adult Only Vacation With Your Kids!

So you might be thinking how is it possible to have an adults only vacation with your kids? Simple answer...your kids are adults! Last summer I traveled with my adult children and shared highlights of our trip to Asia in a previous blog post. It was an amazing adventure. However this summer we did s...

When the Kids Request a Room Makeover! 

09.01.23 01:00 PM By Lisa - Comment(s)
When the Kids Request a Room Makeover! 

My baby is now 15 going on 16 this year. She had been asking for years to have her room updated. As I looked at the childhood remnants of her bedroom, I knew she needed something that fit her age group. The blue walls, the ceiling lined with color changing LED lights, and the sheets wit...

We Are NOT Ready For Pumpkin Spice Season!

08.31.23 08:13 PM By Lisa - Comment(s)
We Are NOT Ready For Pumpkin Spice Season!




My daughter Maggie loves pumpkin spice and everything nice..... so when she surprised me with eggs, bacon, a pumpkin-cream muffin, and a pumpkin spiced latte on the morning of August 30, 2023, I just smiled. It was sooooo sweet of her to do that for me. She's an amazing cook! 


I realized everywh...

Happy National Raspberry Bombe Day!

08.11.23 04:45 PM By Lisa - Comment(s)
Happy National Raspberry Bombe Day!

Celebrating one of our favorite desserts that just happens to have its own National day!! 


It appears the origins of the bombe desserts are found in the United Kingdom, with the earliest mentions having been in the early 1900s. An iced cream base with many ...

Happy Mother's Day!

05.14.23 04:06 PM By Adrienne Towsen - Comment(s)
Happy Mother's Day!

Mother's day is special to us at The Working Mom for a few reasons. First of all, it is a celebration of us...me, Lisa and all of the moms out there we know and those we don't know. We hope to connect with many more working moms over the next several months and years as we continue to work on buildi...

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