LIVE CHAT! Get Help for Work/Life Balance from a pro. What topics/ ?s do you want her to cover?

Bradi - posted on 03/09/2010 ( 39 moms have responded )

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Circle of Moms and MyWorkButterfly.com are proud to offer you a live chat this Sunday, March 14th at 9 p.m. EST. In order for it to be a huge success we would like to know what topics or questions you might have for MyWorkButterfly.com's resident career coach and work/life expert, Julie Cohen.



Please post your topics of interests and questions relating to "juggling it all" here and join us this Sunday at 9 p.m. EST to learn solutions and tactics.



We are committed to helping you succeed both personally and professionally. Look forward to hearing from you!!



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Amy - posted on 03/11/2010

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I would love to see some helpful hints on ways to streamline the "other stuff" in life (i.e. dishes, laundry, paying bills, etc.) so that I have the most time possible for my husband and daughter in the evenings, and without sacrificing time and mental energy from work during the day. There must be a way to bring home the cake and eat it too!

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Stephanie - posted on 03/22/2010

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i missed this because i had to take my daughter to the dr :0( was it recorded and by chance available to watch still? hope so!!

Tanya - posted on 03/21/2010

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I would like to see a topic on how to be a friend and a parent at the same time without feeling guilty or bad about any situation that may come up. How do you keep that mother daughter bond with out them resenting you and how to keep a close relationship with your child through teenage years. How to get your kids to open up when they are so private. despite all the little talks you have.

Wendy - posted on 03/15/2010

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My son will be 2years old on the 19th of march.is he ready for pre school yet he is very smart.

Amber - posted on 03/15/2010

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Maria. I have a computer stay at home Job as well as a cleaning bussness. If you are interested I can give you a web site on it. But its fun and I only have to spend like 15 hours a week on and and only have to interact with my friends.

Raghda - posted on 03/14/2010

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I have a 6 months old girl, and I have been sending her to day care since she was 3 months old as I go to work... does this affect my baby psychologically? and wud this affect her feelings towards me? thanks

Leander - posted on 03/14/2010

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hello my name is Leander and i am from New Zealand.well i am going back to work full-time..my issue is manly with childcare/daycare.how to juggled making sure that child will still know who you are, once we leave them in someone else cares for over period that they spend in daycare. i hope that you can help me...coz im really protected of my son as i do wanna returned to the workforce as well. thankyou

Nining - posted on 03/14/2010

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I'm a working mother and lately I found there is something wrong with my eldest daughter, she is almost 7 years but until now it's really hard for her to get focus in doing things, doing homework, taking dance course or studying. She is easy to interest of something but hard to get focus on doing it, as a parent I and my husband trying hard to ask her why or what we should do to help her and her answer just only "its OK mom, no problem mom..." What should I do? do you have better idea for this matter since I feel so pity to see the end result of my daughters both for academic result and non. The result is quite poor. Many thanks!!!

Brittainy - posted on 03/14/2010

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well, I got an e-mail at 8pm PST about a 9pm EST chat, so maybe they can send out an e-mail earlier?

Terry - posted on 03/14/2010

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We hope you found the Live Chat this evening worthwhile. Thank you for joining MyWorkButterfly's resident Career Coach - hosted by Bradi Nathan and Terry Starr, Administrators of the Working Moms group here on Circle of Moms (and co-founders of MyWorkButterfly.com)

Heather - posted on 03/14/2010

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My husband and I own two businesses and we have two wonderful girls ages 12 and 9. What is the correct amount of time to dedicate to the gilrs? What ever time I do spend with them it's never enogh? I have changed my hours at work so I can spend all week end with them and I get to put them to bed every night, but they always want more. I feel stretched and guilty.

Kristen - posted on 03/14/2010

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how do i take care of my son with a part time job which barely pays my rent or other bills.how do i manage?

Jennifer - posted on 03/14/2010

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I keep hearing that my family will be better off if I keep myself as the #1 priority, my hubby and marriage as #2, and my baby as #3. I get it theoretically, but how do you put that into practice when the baby needs to be fed and changed, the laundry done, etc....at the end of the day, I am exhausted and aways behind. help!

Stacy - posted on 03/14/2010

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How to make the best of 2.5 hours with feeding, playing with and getting them ready for bed.

VILMA EVETTE - posted on 03/14/2010

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Almost 6mo ago I was down there somewhere but I started going to the gym and counseling and started to pick myself up. Being married and a mom a toddler of 18 months is getting exhausting and now that I am working a going to school online I just feel like I lost myself again. Now I am just really tired and just want to rest maybe a little too much I also suffer from anxiety disorder and maybe I am getting a bit depressed with all that is going on. What can I do?

Darlene - posted on 03/14/2010

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I'm with all the others who need some tips on time management and priority management. I, too, find that I never seem to have time to do the things (hobbies, reading, exercising) that I truly want to do because the rest of life just seems to dominate every waking moment. Looking forward to the discussion!

Jane - posted on 03/14/2010

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Hi i have the perfect job, boss is completely understanding where children and home life is concerned, i have recently stopped doing Fridays in order to try and organise my time a bit more. I have the perfect husband and children if there is such a thing. Sorry for all those that don't want to hear that bit. So if everything is good how come my energy levels are always at zero, i shout at the children and my husband over the slightest thing, i never feel like there is enough time but in actual fact if i had more energy i could actually do more i.e. get the house work done and then be able to spend some time with the kids, as it is i am so exhausted that i end up sitting in my chair, on my laptop or just watching t.v. worrying about the jobs that are piling up around me instead of actually doing them so i can spend some time with the children doing something they want to do. I need some advise on how to break the cycle and give myself the chance to start again feeling fresh enabling me to organise my time better. Thanks for reading.

Aida - posted on 03/13/2010

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I'm a first time mom and my daughter is only 3 months old. I'm aiming to back to work force as soon as possible to keep the momentum of my current project. However, my daughter refused bottle even though it was express breast milk. So, I'm in dilemma between being a good parent - stay home so that my child is well fed or go back to work regardless of what happen at home. She still able to suck from bottle, it's just that she'll cry her heart out and take about 30 mins just to finish 80ml of milk.

Jennie - posted on 03/13/2010

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I have a five month old daughter, and have been back to work for just over two months. I don't feel particularly guilty for having a career or for taking the babe to daycare; absence makes the heart grow fonder, after all. However, I seem to have lost the drive - or maybe the patience? - to continue this career I truly enjoyed not so long ago. While at work all I can think of is quitting to be at home with my sweet girl. I feel absent at work...my head is with my family. I feel so torn between career and mom!!

Candy - posted on 03/13/2010

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I have depression and take zoloft for it. I missed a few days meds and had an outburst at work which earned me a 3 day non paid suspension. How do I get my employer to understand that depression is a REAL DISEASE, and I couldn't control my outburst any more than a person with an epileptic seizure, or someone who went into diabetic shock could. They would have called 911 in that situation, but since depression is still a TABOO subject I got punishment.

Monica - posted on 03/13/2010

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I would like to second the request for info on legitimate work from home options. There are tons of sites out there but there is always the catch, "Send in x amount and we can get you started" Is that really how things work?

Helen - posted on 03/13/2010

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I am self-employed with 3 jobs. Much of my time is spent at home in my office. What else can I do besides making a schedule (which I am very bad at following) to help me make the most of my time?

Stephanie - posted on 03/12/2010

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I work full time and have one toddler.

Time management as well as priority management. Which I know is a huge topic to cover.

Making smarter choices. I could skip the tv time when everyone is asleep and do my hobby. But I’m too exhausted to make the right choice.

I devote most of my time to her when I’m home, then housework…my spouse and ME are low on the list.
So how can i shift my thinking to making ME a priority. i don't 'find' time to workout or do my favorite things (scrapbook & read). i know the dishes & laundry can wait but because i like things 'very organized & picked up' i tend to do that stuff first all the time. i usually put my toddler above everything which i don't mind and think it mostly appropriate. however, i think it's ok to put on a movie for her once a week to catch up on housework!

Charina - posted on 03/11/2010

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hi i am a first time mom, my baby is already 3mos now, and i'm far away from my baby he is staying with my sister. i had to leave him when he was 1month old bec i need to work i am a single parent, and its very hard for to be away from my son, what would be the major consequence for me of being away with him, does it make me a bad mom?

Louise - posted on 03/11/2010

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I am a mother of two teenage sons (15 and 12). We are soon to be on our own because my husband has decided to separate from me.
I am a Mental Health RN who always knows what's right for her clients...
I need help to balance my home life with working full-time. My Nurse Manager at the hospital where I work is very supportive of me and has assured me she will continue to provide support as she wants me to continue working in her department. (She hired me after physicians requested my presence full-time as my specialty is Autism and behavioural issues in adolescents and young adults.
My sons and their livelihood is my main concern. I need help to continue being the best mother they deserve...

Bradi - posted on 03/10/2010

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Great Questions!!! We will forward to our expert so that she is prepared to address your comments this Sunday as we chat live at 9 pm EST!
Thanks and keep them coming. :)

Vaunda - posted on 03/10/2010

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My question is this..I have a Career in the Child Care Industry which I adore. I also have a sincere passion for the subject of the brain...I have been considering going back to college..I haven't been in over 10 years and would have to start from ground zero..I am 45..46 later this year..I don't see the point in going into an education degree as there doesn't seem to be much money in it..having said that..at my age I don't see beginning a new career path as an option either..what would the life coach suggest? I have a child who is 15 and disabled..I am a single parent. Thanks!

Emma - posted on 03/10/2010

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just thinking of how to make the balance easier for working and spending the most amount of time possible with our kids

Amber - posted on 03/10/2010

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I think it will be nice for you to bring up that moms working is a good thing and explain the pros and cons. I see all to often some mom writing "Am I wrong for working" or "Does it Make me a bad parent?" I think that should be a good topic

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