Real Working Moms

Guest Post by Dana Meltzer Zepeda, Community Member @ The Mom Project There’s no denying that working moms are masters at multitasking. But, between changing diapers,  setting up playdates and juggling conference calls, today’s career women are struggling to live up to unrealistic expectations. Not only are they carpooling, cooking dinner and creating Pinterest-worthy birthday […]

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How I Lost 16 pounds working with a nutritionist

At the beginning of 2017, I made a New Year’s resolution to take better care of myself and sought help from Dalina Soto, registered dietitian and founder of Nutritiously Yours, to make it happen. We scheduled a virtual consultation (perfect for busy moms) and Dalina asked the typical questions about my medical history, overall health, […]

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Flexible Work Life Philly Baby Bump

Guest Post by Colleen Keilers, Digital Marketing Manager @ The Mom Project “I am so sorry to do this, Colleen,” the text began. “But I am flying to California tonight to move in with my sister. I can no longer be your nanny.” It was 9 pm on a Sunday night. My husband and I […]

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why am I still breastfeeding my toddler?

“Why Am I Still Breastfeeding” is part of a “Real Mom Moment” series where I talk about the joys and struggles of being a mom. Past posts include “Balancing Motherhood with Ambition” Confession: I am still breastfeeding my toddler. My 22-month-old toddler to be exact and this wasn’t “supposed” to happen. I hated breastfeeding in […]

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Balancing Motherhood with Ambition

“Balancing Motherhood with Ambition” is part of a “Real Mom Moment” series where I talk about the joys and struggles of being a mom. Past posts include Mom Guilt and Dancing While Baking. Many of you know that I left my full-time job last year to raise my daughter and focus on Philly Baby Bump. What […]

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Insider's Guide to Maternity Leave

  Filled with fresh, curated insights, The Insider’s Guide to Maternity Leave book offers the best advice on maternity leave in one place: real stories from working moms who want you to know what they didn’t, and expert advice and resources to help you prepare for the unexpected at work.   Update: The book debuted […]

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Real Mom Moment Dancing While Baking

  After my first “Real Mom Moment” post  or (shall I say rant) on mom guilt, I felt it was only fair to write about my wonderful morning with my daughter. I had plans to go outside but the weather was rainy and cold so I decided spur of the moment to bake. Now, let […]

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5-tips-to-successful-pumping-at-work

Guest Post By Kristine Golden   Going back to work after maternity leave, let alone pumping at work, was difficult. I stressed about my baby in daycare; I stressed about how much baby was eating; wondering how much he might cry or sleep. I also stressed about my performance at work; about commuting; about pumping […]

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Real Mom Moment Mom Guilt

Picture courtesy of Gina Marie Photography Instead of internalizing some of the frustrations about being a mom or discounting my feelings, I will be sharing my stories as an open diary of sorts under “Real Mom Moments”.   Mom Guilt is Real. My daughter woke up no less than 3 times last night. She is […]

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Philly Baby Bump Lessons From First Year As A Mom

On my daughter’s first birthday, my husband and I celebrated with a cupcake and champagne. Not the pinterest worthy event I had in my mind when I was pregnant but a very fitting way to commemorate making it through our first year of baby. Out of all the lessons that I have learned from this […]

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