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5 Benefits of Being a Working Mom

In Family, Motherhood by Happy Mom Guide Staff

There are challenges that come along with parenting, regardless of whether you stay at home full time, work at home, or work outside the home. And plenty has been written about the challenges that come with being a working mom (here’s a post by Taryn Watts about the challenges of being a working mom, and here’s another by Ashley from …

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On Changing Your Name

In Be Happy, Marriage by Happy Mom Guide StaffLeave a Comment

If you’re married or getting married, you might be contemplating changing your name after marriage (or not changing your name!). And changing your name after marriage, if it’s something you do plan to do, isn’t the kind of thing anyone should take lightly. It’s a big deal logistically, it can be emotional, it can feel like a political statement, and it …

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Changing My Name After Marriage Was Hard

In Marriage by Cherie Descorbeth

Editor: All the married ladies! Did you change your names when you got married? And if so, how did you feel about changing your last name after marriage? Particularly in a time when so many people don’t go the old-school route of woman-takes-husband’s-name after marriage, the decision to change your name after marriage can be a complicated one. Cherie, who previously …

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Why I’m Hyphenating my Last Name

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Editor: Congratulations to Anuja and Jay! They got married! After getting married, Anuja decided to hyphenate her last name (Oak) with her husband’s last name (Mathur). If you’re interested in this kind of thing, read on to hear it straight from Anuja Oak-Mathur in this post: Why I’m Hyphenating my Last Name.

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A Stylish Working Mom

In Motherhood by Happy Mom Guide Staff1 Comment

My friend Crystal Johnson is a math teacher, a hair stylist, and a working mom, and one of the most pulled-together women I know. Crystal and I taught together for about four years (she teaches math, and I taught social studies and English) until a couple years ago. And she embodies what it means to have a sense of personal …

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Being a Stay at Home Mom is Hard

In Family, Motherhood by Kelli Hrivnak

Getting to stay home with your babies is amazing. But there’s no denying that being a stay at home mom is hard. Today, my amazing sister-in-law, Kelli Hrivnak (of Auptimist) shares part of her story of how she ended up becoming a stay at home mom (when her twins Myla and Damian were born, Kelli went back to work, and …

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Going from Working Mom to Stay at Home Mom

In Motherhood by Cherie Descorbeth

Ed. note: Cherie Descorbeth went from being a working mom to a stay at home mom, and shared that “becoming a stay-at-home mom is almost as life-changing as becoming a mom in the first place.” Like other working moms who decide to become stay at home moms, Cherie transitioned from being a working mom (for almost three years), to becoming …