Category: social work and parenthood

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How becoming a MOM has made me a better Social Worker!

Happy May—Mother’s day month! Happy Mother’s Day to other mom’s reading this post! Last year around this time I posted this one, about some struggles that happen when you are a mom and social...

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Maternity Leaves & Social Work {A Reflection and Call for Action}

I’ve been reflecting quite a bit lately about pregnancy and little ones—might have to do with the fact that we currently have 4 expecting mamas on my work team!  In our office, as I’m...

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5 Tips for Finding Balance {when the world around you is chaos}

Anyone else’s life seem to ebb and flow in what feels like pretty major shifts?  Like everything in balance for a brief beautiful moment, then something gives—maybe it’s work overload, or someone gets sick...

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Work-Life Balance (or unbalance?)

I’ve been really struggling with Work-life balance recently.  I’ve got it down great when my real life (non-work) is under control—then I can handle the craziness of work.  BUT, when real life throws me...

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Mom and Social Worker

I was a social worker for several years before becoming a mom.  I poured my heart and soul into my job and was fine with putting my clients first…felt they needed me and it...