19 Awesome Gifts for the Working Moms in your Life

Can you believe Christmas is next month?!?

It still feels like we just moved to Utah, but this will be our second Christmas here. My baby will be 18 months old, we’ll have a 3 ½ year old, they’re practically in college already and it’s all going by so fast.

That’s why I like the holiday season, it gives some time to slow down and focus on things that are meaningful to us. Jesus, hot chocolate by the tree, and paid time off family time.

I’ve never done a gift guide before, but I’ve had several friends tell me they want one for working moms. And I aim to please.

So, if you’re looking for a gift for the working moms in your life, or you’d like to give some hints to people shopping for you–this one’s for you.

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Monday High-Five, week 14

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Okay, so this morning was one of those Mondays. But I’m a pretty #blessed woman, and have been reminded of that a lot today. I’m still trying to figure out a blogging schedule that’ll work with school, but I wanted to get in a Monday High Five since it has been a while and my Mondays have been lame lately. Let’s get the gratitude flowing!

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How to prioritize when you have no time

With everything I have going on, my current priorities seem pretty simple.

  1. Spend time with my family
  2. Do well in school
  3. Don’t suck at my job
  4. Don’t neglect my needs (physical, mental, spiritual)

When I put them at those basic levels, that seems pretty easy.

But then reality hits and there are a million things clamoring for attention.

Textbooks. Church. Meal planning. Grocery shopping. Exercise. Work events. Community events. Date night. One-on-one with each kid. Call mom. Call grandma. Text my siblings back. Clean the house. Sleep. Study. Group projects. Family scripture study. Holidays are coming! Instagram. Program events. Friends. My daughter would love to be in dance lessons. Get the kids outside to play. Hike before it’s too snowy. Make sure kids FaceTime with out-of-state family. Blog sometime.  Planning for the future. Family prayer. Doctor appointments. Continue reading

To My Daughters As I Start School

My little girlfriends,

You two are the best. I never knew how much personality could come in such small packages. Or how much my emotions can make my heart pound. There are so many times I sit at my desk and look at pictures of you on my phone, and my heart is ready to burst with love. No matter what else I do in life, our family will always be my greatest accomplishment. For the past few months I have been so excited to start graduate school, but now that it’s in a few days, I’m nervous and scared.

It feels like the first time I went back to work from maternity leave. I cried on the way to work because I was sad to leave you, but once I stepped in the building, I was also happy to see my friends and use my talents at work again. Being a parent frequently leaves you feeling like you don’t know anything, so it was nice to do something I knew how to do. Going back to school feels similar. As we go into this new chapter as a family, there are a few things I want you to know.

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Monday High Five, week 12

Summer is winding down–the next time I write the Monday High Five, I’ll have a week of grad school under mah belt! I really don’t know what my blogging schedule will be like once school starts because it’s going to be nuts this semester, but I’m hopeful that I’ll be able to at least keep this every other week post going strong. There’s always good things to write about, right? Here’s the last summer installment of the Monday High Five!

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