Author Archive | Angela Baker

a mom checking items off of her to-do list to lighten her mental load

Managing the Mental Load of Motherhood

Motherhood comes with some serious mental baggage. Learn how to balance the mental load and keep your sanity! Scheduling doctor and dentist appointments. Meal planning. Picking up a gift for a classmate’s birthday party. RSVPing to said party. Vacation planning. Making sure that the favorite outfit is clean (you know, the one that causes a […]

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I recently attended a professional development event on the importance of fostering mentor relationships to move your career forward. As I listened, I wondered whether the same could be said for parenting. I realized that some of my relationships with other moms have definitely shaped and improved me. While I was pregnant, an old friend […]

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5 Tips to Make Pumping Less Painful

As I get ready to wrap up my second year long stint of exclusive pumping–I’m down to just three 15-minute sessions a day—Woohoo!– I want to share some tips that I’ve discovered a long the way. Maybe one or two of them can make another pumping mom’s life just a little easier! Build a support […]

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Podcasts for #momlife

Many years now I have been a heavy consumer of podcasts. They are a great way to make the most of a commute, make waiting rooms more tolerable or drown out your cube mate eating chips. My usual fare consists of a (un?)healthy variety of true crime, cold cases, and serial killers, but when I […]

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Working It Out

It didn’t take long after my first maternity leave ended for me to realize something—The world is still built for families with a stay-at-home caregiver. Many workplaces, schools, and activities are not set up in a way that represent the needs of a large portion of the population. In 2018, the Bureau of Labor Statistics […]

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