Breadwinning Mom Articles

I love to write about breadwinning, six figure, and millionaire moms. On this page you’ll find more about my personal story, and advice for other breadwinning moms like me.

Whether it’s making the decision for a husband to stay at home, traveling for work, working remotely or splitting home responsibilities, you’ll find it all here.

Have a suggestion for an article I haven’t written yet? Drop me an email at liz@chiefmomofficer.org and make a recommendation.

 

The real reason my husband is a stay at home dad (1)

My husband became a full time stay at home dad three years ago, at age 40, after us juggling a number of different working arrangements for our ten prior years as parents. Unfortunately this wasn’t entirely a decision we were able to make for ourselves.

Splitting Home Responsibilities As A Breadwinning Mom

 

One question people always ask is how my husband and I split home responsibilities. The answer is “it depends” on a lot of factors, including what’s going on in our family and work lives. Come see how we do it, and my advice for others!

Prepping for kids as a breadwinning mom

 

This is a reader favorite. All about my journey preparing for kids in my early 20’s, mid 20’s, and early thirties. My three boys were all born during very different life and career stages, so I’ve been there – done that.

Traveling for work as a breadwinning mom

 

This article was written after a week-long work trip. Oftentimes as a mom people assume that you don’t want to or can’t travel for work. Luckily, the company I work for does not assume that, and I get the opportunity to travel for work and for conferences. In this article I talk about leaving guilt behind while traveling for work.

How a breadwinning mom does it all

I get a TON of comments at work and here online from people that can’t believe everything I accomplish. How can one person do so much? The secret here isn’t in what I do, but what I don’t do. I wouldn’t be able to accomplish what I do without the support of my husband and boys. That ruthless prioritization comes into play here again. The real parental heroes in my mind are the parents who make do without a support system.

Be proud of being the female breadwinner

So many articles in the traditional media feature women or men complaining about moms being the breadwinner. Many men and women also don’t talk about it with friends and family, for fear of being thought of negatively. In this article I take the opposite approach and ask women to be proud of their breadwinning status.

trials and tribulations of being a breadwinning mom

Seven trials and tribulations of being a breadwinning mom! I wrote this article at the request of a reader who wanted to know more about some of the downsides of being a breadwinning mom. So if you want to hear what I think the downsides are, be sure to check this out.

How to have it all as a breadwinning mom

 

The secret here is that you can’t have it all-at least not all at once. You need to ruthlessly prioritize, decide what’s important to you, and let go of the rest. My top seven tips are here.

Dealing with snow days as a working mom

 

Living in Connecticut, snow days are a simple fact of life. But working from home when you have three boys also at home can be a challenge. I talk about that here.

Double standards and stay at home dads

 

If you’ve seen articles in the media, or spent time on internet forums, you’ve probably seen or heard negative views on stay at home dads. The double standards involved here really frustrate me. We shouldn’t have double standards for stay at home dads versus stay at home moms.

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