Acing the Job Interview

Job interviews can be nerve-wrecking, particularly if you've been away from the professional sphere for some time to tend to your baby. In fact, job interviews can be pretty tough on new mothers who are looking into going back to work, so here are a few tips on how to ace your job interviews and increase your chance of getting hired.

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Establishing a Family-Friendly Work Schedule

Trying to establish a balanced schedule that allows you to get enough work done to stay on track while also enabling you to set aside time for some quality family interaction and self care can be a challenging feat. Many new mothers find working and raising a healthy and happy baby too much of a challenge, but here are a few pointers that can help you do both. 

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Managing Your Finances

Communicate with your partner openly about the things that are worrying you. If there are financial aspects that you think need bringing up then sit down and think constructively together about how you can both help tackle them. Discuss whether you need to take up a part time job or whether you both need to cut down on expenses to get your finances back on track. 

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The New Mother's Guide to Going Back to Work

So, you're planning on going back to work after taking a break to look after your growing family? Great! Here are a few guidelines that you can follow while you're on hiatus to keep your game up and make the transition smoothly when the time is ripe for you to rejoin the workforce. 

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Balancing Work & Family

Life can be understandably hectic when you’re a working mom, but balancing your work, family and personal life need not be an impossible feat. Take a look at the different tactics that we’ve compiled and choose the ones that you feel work best for you in each area of your life in order to create a more manageable lifestyle for yourself.

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Planning Your Second Baby

Thinking of adding another member to your budding family? Before you start trying to conceive for the second time, sit down with your partner and take a look at the following factors to determine whether now is the right time to have another baby:

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Dealing with Common Parenting Challenges

Parenting is as much a rewarding job as it is a challenging one, but it’s sometimes easy to lose sight of the joys of motherhood when you’re feeling overwhelmed with different responsibilities, challenges, and an overall lack support and energy. To help you feel more in control of your time and kids, we’ve compiled solutions to five of the most common parenting challenges that you are likely to come up against when parenting 1+ young child.

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Dealing with Common Comparison Traps

Most moms can’t help but compare certain aspects of their performance or their child’s development to that of other mothers or children. While it’s natural for you to ask your friend when her baby started crawling and wonder why your own child hasn’t begun yet, it’s something that you should avoid doing.

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Keeping the Peace - Four Things New Parents Argue Over

Raising a baby is a two-parent job, and it’s easy to get frustrated when you think your spouse isn’t pulling their own weight and helping out properly. Even if both of you are doing the best that you can, sleep deprivation, crankiness, and lack of alone-time can leave both you and your partner on edge, resulting in tiffs and frequent arguments that could be easily avoided. Here are some things you and your partner might argue about and how to overcome them:

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Finding Inspiration - Baby Shower Themes

You don’t really need a theme for your baby shower party, but having one can make a world of a difference and add charm to the occasion. Choosing and implementing a theme isn’t as complex as it might seem, and there are limitless options that you can choose from. In fact, having a theme will help you come up with more creative ideas for your invitations, room decorations, food, games, and other shower party details.

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The Basics of Planning a Baby Shower

Baby showers are a great way to celebrate a new baby, and while they are usually held one month before a baby is born, these days it is not unusual for baby showers to take place after the actual birth. Good baby showers take a lot of time to plan and organize, and should ideally be arranged two months before the baby is due. 

Since there is unlimited room for creativity and experimentation, planning a baby shower can be somewhat overwhelming. Before you get caught up in the details, you’re going to have to make sure you cover your bases.

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