8 self-care hacks when you have zero time

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In a recent, totally non-scientific survey I conducted of working moms, I asked what activity you wish you had more time for. The number one answer? Spending more quality time with kids. Naturally. We’re always looking out for…

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#BreadwinnerBites: Allergen-free Instant Pot Chicken Tikka Masala

There are plenty of super sucky things about being a food-allergy family. Near death experiences and really expensive Epi-Pens top the list for sure. But the culinary challenges are definitely a distant (and persistent) third. There’s the boredom…

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10 lessons in breadwinner balance from the Great British Bakeoff

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On the nights I’m able to force myself to get on the treadmill in our basement and bang out a few miles, the only way I can get any joy out of it is by turning on The…

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5 ways to get through a business trip without mom guilt

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Most women who are the primary breadwinners in their families — that is, they have a spouse or partner who works at home to handle operations and care for children — it’s likely that you’re in one of…

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#BreadwinnerBites: Instant Pot Vegan Tomato Soup

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Ah snow days. The blessing and curse of the midwestern breadwinner mom. That terrifying phone call at 5:30 am, waking you from a dead sleep and filling you with the certainty that a close family member has just…

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9 cleaning tasks you can actually stop doing

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I recently surveyed more than 100 breadwinner moms — single moms, sole income moms, and moms who just make a whole lot more than their spouses. Everyone has a different set of circumstances. Do you know what most…

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Spending more quality time with your kids (when you have no time to spare)

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As the sole breadwinner for my family, the vast majority of my waking hours are given over to the pursuit of earning an income to provide food, shelter, clothing, Netflix subscriptions and basketball camps. You know, the basics….

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#BreadwinnerBites: Not-So-Sweet Instant Pot Mongolian Beef

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I got an Instant Pot for the holidays this year from my mom. I was SO excited. Since Josh became our family’s stay-at-home parent, he’s been doing most of the cooking. But I LOVE cooking and was missing…

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How to build a sanctuary space worthy of a breadwinner mom

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When you spend your days killing it at work and your nights caring for the people you love, sweet silence and serenity can be hard to come by. Time to yourself is rare, and a space that’s all…

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7 rules to make the most of your weekend

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Until recently, every weekend looked the same for me. I’d promise myself I’m going to crush an unrealistic to-do list, all while getting lots of rest, painting my badly chipped pedicure and having some amazing quality time with…

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