National Working Mom's Day | 3-12-14

Edition 112

The Carry All

Edition #112 | Read time: 5 Minutes

Today is National Working Mom’s Day and while we never need a reason to celebrate working moms — today is our day! 🎉🎉🎉

So — consider this newsletter one giant PARTY for all you do, mama.

Whether you’re working in the office or at the kitchen island.
Whether you’re in the classroom or the boardroom.
Whether you’re wiping noses, tushes, or tables.
Whether you’re preparing for your first maternity leave or returning to work after a career break.
Whether you’re the breadwinner, the sole provider, or the gap-filler.
Whether you’re traveling to home office, wrapping up your final leg of the quarter, or posted up on your couch.

We see you. We are you. We celebrate you.

Today and every day.

This week in The CARRY™ ALL:

  • 🌄 Summer camp ideas that won’t break the bank

  • 😵‍💫 How to handle spring break week as a working parent

  • 😎 $25 Sunglasses we LOVE

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THE BIG 1️⃣ 2️⃣ 3️⃣

1️⃣ The Summer Camp Money Pit 💸

Whether you’re a working mom who needs summer camp for childcare purposes, or you simply want your kids to have a fulfilling summer, let’s be real: summer camp costs can break the bank. What to do? 🤷🏽‍♀️ 

If saving thousands of dollars to keep your kids occupied for those 12 weeks of summer isn’t in the cards, we get it. We love the outside-the-box ideas we found in this article

And our favorite option? Asking family members to make a donation to the camp fund as part of your kids’ birthday gifts!

2️⃣ Spring Break Survival for Working Moms 🌷

Remember when spring break meant a week on a beach with your friends to relax before final exams began? As a working parent, those carefree days can seem like a lifetime ago. Juggling kids / work / home is challenging no matter what, but attempting to deal with children who are home for a week in the spring can be downright stressful. Fortunately, there are a TON of ways to mitigate the stress of finding solutions for that week when school is out. 

The most important takeaway? Plan ahead!

3️⃣ $25 Sunglasses for ALL the Versions of You 🕶️

Ever feel like you want to change your look up? Maybe one day you want to go for a more sophisticated look, while the next you want to throw a splash of color into your ensemble. One day, you’re ready to take the kids to the park, and the next, you’re playing tennis with friends. 

We love tossing goodr sunglasses in our bag because they have dozens of designs to fit any mood that you’re in. And the best part is that they’re super affordable, so the price tag won’t deter you from expressing yourself.

(👜 Did someone say bag? In case you missed it — our ultimate working mom bag, The CARRY™ ALL bag, is finally available for purchase for our subscribers here!) You get first dibs at our sale price which INCLUDES free personalization.

Watch Paula fit EVERYTHING in the bag here.


If you find yourself in the car more than anywhere else or have a child thinking about the next steps after high school this is for you. 

  • We know how hard it is to fight the good fight when it comes to technology and our kids. As adults, it can be challenging to put the phone or tablet down. Guess what? It’s that much harder for teens. But if ever there was a time to set limits on technology usage, it’s now. Mountains of research shows how too much screen time (yes, even for our older kids) can affect them negatively. And this article dives into how screens at bedtime are seriously compromising much-needed sleep.

  • Speaking of limiting screen time, this podcast with our founder dives into the question, “Should social media be banned?” — especially in light of Florida’s proposed legislation to BAN social media for children under 16! Tune in for helpful and hopeful advice on navigating this space.

  • And if that face-to-face time ends up being WAY more than you bargained for, we feel you. Just know that you’re not alone.

In last week’s poll, almost 40% of you said that childcare wouldn’t impact your ability to accept a promotion — which is huge! 🎉 Others of you, still, said:

➡️ “I actually just recently had to turn down a promotion at a store because the hours were outside of my daycare (that I can afford). Although my company definitely is trying to be more accommodating for working parents, it still needs a lot of work in that area. ”

➡️ “I work remotely 100% of the time, and I absolutely rely on that flexibility to function as a mom: late daycare drop-offs, daycare closures, inconsistent help from grandparents on the days we don't have daycare, getting her early for things like swim lessons, etc. There's a 0% chance I'd be able to take a new job with less flexibility or that required me to be in the office from 8-5 every day. ”

➡️ “I have been under scrutiny by my managers about my childcare arrangements, and even given a deadline by which to have childcare by. This has me back on the job market and considering who would hire me because of my childcare challenges.”


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