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Working Moms

NPN was created more than 40 years ago with working moms in mind. When you’re working two full-time jobs—mom and employee—your most precious resource is time, and NPN is here to help.

 

Searching for schools for your child and don’t have time to spend hours researching online? Our informative school search videos, Annual School Fair and School & Daycare Directory streamline the process. Have a question about work, kids, schools or anything else? Get quick answers from our parent community on our Discussion Forum.

 

And when you need reassurance or advice about juggling your two (or more!) jobs, our library of articles about the struggles and triumphs of working moms will help you feel less overwhelmed. Long way of saying: We got you, working moms.

Working mom hacks: Tips and tricks to make your life easier
Coffee alone won't cut it. Parents who work full time need a plan to get out of the house on time in the morning with everyone fed, dressed and backpacks packed—without tears. (No one would blame you ...
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3 things working moms shouldn't feel guilty about
Jill*  came to see me for therapy at the end of her maternity leave. She had never experienced anxiety before and was suddenly suffering from shortness of breath, racing heart, difficulty breathing an...
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How working moms can get involved with their child's school
As a mom of a rambunctious 3½-year-old girl and super-active 6-year-old boy and working full-time as a partner in family law, I’m often told that I “do it all.” The seemingly praiseworthy concept, whi...
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Discussions

Navigating interview while pregnant

Hi Everyone,  I wanted to get some advice on my current situation. I was laid off two weeks ago, and I am currently 4 months pregnant and interviewing. I have 3 interviews that are in the final stages and I am freaking out about how to bring up my pregnancy. For those of you who have been throu...

Work Anxiety = FMLA??

As in many organizations, my place of work started cutting people during Covid and my responsibilities as a head of department started significantly increasing. Then some of my staff started leaving because the workload became unbearable, and I'm the one that has to cover as the lead.  It is so diff...

Any 9-5s make more than 160k a year?

I just switched positions from a fairly standard 9-5 to something with much longer hours and I'm regretting it. Anyone with "business jobs" feel like they were able to make over 160k and still maintain a 9-5/ or not much over 40 hours a week job? I want to know if I just was naive how good I had it ...

Recommend Your Psychiatrist and/or Therapist for Anxiety

Looking for psychiatrist and therapist recommendations.  I know it's so hard to get in right now to see anyone, but if you know of someone great, please share! ...

Ideas for a festive place for holiday lunch with coworkers

I am planning a holiday lunch on a weekday in December for me and seven of my direct reports and coworkers. We are an all-remote company with people all over the country so we don't see each other in person very often, even those of us who are based in Chicago, so this will be a (hopefully) fun way ...


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Raise your hand if you're burned-out from planning weeknight dinners

One thing I love about NPN is that I’m surrounded by other parents that I can honestly share the joys and woes of parenting with. One of those woes that many of us feel daily is the struggle of deciding what to feed the tiny humans we’ve created. My day often moves so quickly that the thought of slo...

Why I loved returning to work after maternity leave

Like many milestones in motherhood, I turned to social media and my friends who were moms to set my expectations for returning to work after maternity leave with my first daughter. The narrative was this: You will dread the end of maternity leave and curse the swift passage of time. You will feel yo...

Daycation: All I ever wanted

Family vacations are overrated. As we’ve read on our Forum, seen on social media, and heard from fellow parents, “Vacations are basically just taking the sh*t show on the road.” With little kids, they’re anything but relaxing. So with spring break in the rear view and summer “vacations” still a ways...

Alright, I'll say it: I am so over COVID!

I had Omicron on the day I was asked if I had any interest in writing an article about being "over" COVID. I quickly said yes, as this was our second round with COVID in our small four-person family, and I was feeling very over all of it.  My daughter was the first to have symptoms. I offered t...

Navigating the Great Resignation as a parent

We have all seen the headlines around the growing exodus in the labor force with people leaving in what appears to be record numbers. The “Great Resignation” is real and it is impacting all if us in both direct and indirect ways. First, let’s do a brief overview of some of the data. The biggest...

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