Back 2 Work Mom

Well, this is my first post on this blog. I have decided to actually begin to write about what it looks like for a mother in her mid-40s to go back to work after eleven years of enjoying the sweet life of being a stay-at-home mom. Yes, I know there are gazillion blogs out there…

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A Job or a Home Business? That is the Question!

After a beautiful weekend filled with love, laughs, and successes (my kid’s robotics team is heading for Nationals! Woohoo!), it was inevitable to have Monday’s blues. I mean, who wants to wake up and rush to traffic? Not me, believe me. I love my morning routine: drop-off kids, volunteering, library, class, work (yes, I do…

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Self-Care is crucial for job Searching

The process of returning to work, figure out how to make money, or earning an income includes the vital task of self-care. This weekend I have to drive my kids everywhere: SAT testing, volunteering, Dungeons & Dragons meetings, volunteering at the animal shelter, and church -more like dragging to this one!- But I got this,…

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My Life in 3 Minutes

Yesterday night, after my last carpooling from robotics class, feeding the dogs, and celebrating my 8th grader successes with a tasty pizza, I went up to my home office. I spent a reasonable amount of time reviewing the last version of my resume, slowly browsing action words and skills, deciding which to include, and double…

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Are you a Stay at Home Mom Wanting to Return to Work? There is a new way.

I just got back from volunteering and while having my coffee I read the new comments of my post on LinkedIn. Last time I was sharing with you the feedback, but these comments posted questions and useful information that shows a new way for us, stay at home moms who want to return to work.…

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Feedback

Of course, after Thanksgiving dinner, I needed time to gather my thoughts, so I opened my computer and checked all the messages and conversations I neglected for about five days. I forgot a post from LinkedIn I wrote after my failed interview, my stomach twitched because there were comments, and I didn’t know the kind…

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Bad Income and Good Income

A few years ago, I was asked to talk about “bad” income. Surprised at first, I looked at the center manager and politely asked, “you want me to talk about bad income? are you sure?” She nodded and handed me a powerpoint presentation. I didn’t know how to address the topic at first because my…

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My First Interview Sucked :(

I took my high heels out of their box, made sure they were clean, and looked for the matching purse, one big enough to carry a folder with my dreams and hopes written inside of it. Yes, my resume, the one I edited yesterday at midnight. I took a last look at it, checking the…

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Editing my Resume… again.

Here I am with my midnight thoughts editing my resume for the fifth time this week. I need to include some keywords to pass the Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and get a better chance to land more interviews because, as I told you before, after 11 years of being a SAHM, the gap plays against…

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The Back 2 Work Mom Plan

I know… I said I was going to talk about writing a resume, and I will but just hear me out first. Going back to work is emotional, is a decision that will change our lives, and our kids’ lives, and that is why I believe is so difficult for stay-at-home-moms (SAHM) who want to…

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You Need to Find your Compass

Last time I was talking about the struggles of finding a job for us moms, of course, there are many websites to post our resumes but before jumping into my experience on each one of those websites I want to talk about how to start digging into our soul prior to write a real resume…

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