Redefining The Working Mom

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I am a fun-loving dedicated wife and hardworking mama of two. Not only do I work full time, but I do it from home. Lord, help me!

I like to write about my experiences of being a working mom, as well as sharing some of my trials and triumphs. It may not always be pretty, but I promise my stories will be light-hearted, make you laugh, and possibly even teach you something. 

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Angela Caban

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Why I Stopped Working on Weekends

Posted on July 10, 2020 at 2:55 PM

One of our many weekend adventures: we love exploring different towns... and stopping for ice cream!

We should all be working to live, not live to work...


When I was a full time graduate student, I worked afterhours and on weekends...

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Working From Home + Homeschooling During a Pandemic... A Game Changer

Posted on June 18, 2020 at 1:05 PM

A quarantine silver lining... we got new family photos! <3 

Before you settle into reading this, this is not a post giving advice. I am not going to give some amazing tips about working from home and homeschooling during a pandemic. I am still trying to figure this all out myself and if you ask my kids, mommy gets...

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Stay Away From Clichés - Create Your Own Motivators

Posted on February 19, 2020 at 1:40 PM

Going back to school as an adult is hard enough on your own but what happens when you throw in a toddler, full time job and deployed husband? It could be the perfect recipe for a disaster if you don’t have a good plan. Most importantly when you put too much pressure on yourself you will start to notice a pattern of “Keep Calm and...

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4 Hacks to Network Like a Pro

Posted on January 9, 2019 at 1:40 PM

This post was originally published on the USAA Community: ;

From left to right: Angela Caban, Krystel Spell, Lakesha Cole, Brittany Boccher, Bianca Strzalkowski, Tiye Young

I love conferences, and I absolute...

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The Working Mom Holiday Crunch: 5 Things I am Doing

Posted on December 4, 2018 at 11:50 AM

The holiday season has and will always be my favorite time of year. I do know that for many, the holidays can be full of stress and I get it, trust me. Weeks of non-stop events, shopping, family gatherings and trying to squeeze in every ounce of holiday cheer leaves working moms without one minute to spare. It’s a miracl...

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"Me Time" Does Exist

Posted on August 4, 2018 at 12:40 AM

I love that picture. It was taken right after I asked my husband to please take the kids to the water so I could relax. After a blissful hour of them playing in the sand, while my husband sat with them, I got to read and work on my tan.

That would have never happened if I didn't open my mouth and ask. Not...

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Ditching the Working Mom Summer Guilt

Posted on June 28, 2018 at 2:40 PM

Summer break is here and while many of the moms I know are planning out their summer activities of places to go, things to see, days lounging by the pool and spending quality time with their children – for me, these next 11 weeks will look the same as all other weeks of the year.

I am still up by 5:30 am, my morning r...

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6 Truths Kids Learn When You Work from Home

Posted on April 27, 2017 at 2:25 PM

As I am typing this both of my kids are home. I can hear them yelling at each other right above me just one floor away. I wonder if I can write one more paragraph before I have to step away and play referee.

Hold that thought, be right back…

This is the life of a work-from-home mom. This lifestyle isn’t al...

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Work-from-Home Introvert: Reclaiming My Identity

Posted on October 5, 2016 at 11:00 AM

This post was originally published for Military One Click.

I could tell that my hand gestures were making her feel nervous.


I was always one who could easily ...

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Defeated By Spring Break

Posted on March 28, 2016 at 9:35 PM



(p.s. all the work from home stock pictures looked happier than what I feel today.)

How defeated do I feel? As I sit in my writing nook typing this, it is the end of spring break day 2. I am worn out, with absolutely no desire of even typing this. I figured that tomorrow this day will just fizz out and...

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