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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. 

Thank you for stopping by!

Love,

Angela Caban


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What to Seek in 2014

Posted by Angela Caban on January 4, 2014 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (2)



Why do we anxiously await the arrival of a New Year? Is it in hopes of starting over, a fresh start to keep us looking forward to something in the New Year? That's fine. But have you ever thought about why you are making a resolution in the first place? Many want to better themselves or perhaps prove a point that they can change and do better. The start of a New Year does not h...

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The Many Challenges of Working from Home...

Posted by Angela Caban on August 27, 2013 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (0)

It is a beautiful morning as I look out of the window of my office space. We have lived here for 2 years already and this has to be my favorite part of the house. A room that is for me and me only. Minus the small play area in the corner for my daughter, my office space is put together nicely, everything is always organized and in its place. This is the only way I can get work done.


My name is Angela Caban, and I work from home.


Why do I work from home?

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Top Three Survival Tips for New Moms

Posted by Angela Caban on July 6, 2013 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (0)


Raising a baby can be overwhelming, especially if your partner is away on duty such as military service. As a new mom, you need to adjust to new schedules, demands, etc. in order to meet your baby’s needs. That being said, I have compiled a short list of tips to help new moms survive the early years of their baby.


 

Be prepared


If there’s one thing I’m sure about raising a baby, it’s that you never know ...

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End of the Road...

Posted by Angela Caban on July 3, 2013 at 2:25 PM Comments comments (0)

I can't believe I made it. I never doubted that I would, I guess I am just surprised at how fast the time passed. Just yesterday I was writing about the "Bumps in the Road" and today that road ends.


On June 28, 2013, I graduated with my Master's degree in Human Resources. Going back to school was a long journey that started with the activation of my husband's Army National Guard unit, and ended with him safely home and now on a "temporary" break from serving his country.

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Bumps in the road...

Posted by Angela Caban on August 1, 2012 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Recently, the Department of Education decided to do away with the subsidized portion of loans for graduate students. This news hit me like a ton of bricks, and I had to find out what other options were available to me. Would I need additional funding? Would I qualify for a grant or perhaps a scholarship? Unfortunately, grants are not an option for graduate students and th...

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Who has time?

Posted by Angela Caban on July 30, 2012 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)

So life as a mother of two has been hectic, especially since I am writing, managing a website and finshing up my Masters degree. Life is anything but dull, and who has the time for any extras?


I often sit back and think of the days where I had spare time, what did I do to pre-occupy myself? I watched tv, read, cleaned, went out shopping, hung out with friends and did a lot of eating out. Is that all I had to look forward to? I guess at the time yes, but shortly after my 20th...

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Can I Do it all?

Posted by Angela Caban on February 27, 2012 at 11:00 PM Comments comments (0)

March 1st is my due date, yes that is this Thursday and I can't believe it! Actually, I can. I have been so overwhelmed by the thought of being a mother of two that I just want my little one to get here and put me to the test. I know that sounds horrible doesn't it? But besides being anxious in meeting my daughter and finally being a family of 4, I am anxious to see how I do as mother, wife, student and working woman. Will I be able to handle it all? I put too much pressure on myself, I know ...

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What's Next?

Posted by Angela Caban on November 8, 2011 at 10:50 PM Comments comments (0)

After sharing with you about my recent graduation many may be thinking what I will be doing next? Well there is alot so brace yourself...


Preparing for our newest addition to the Caban family has proven to be one of the biggest projects in this house. We recently moved in May and the crib was put away thinking it would be another year before we would need to use it. Well it is now sitting in the laundry room downstairs, ready to be brought up and built for our...

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Moved in and ready to roll!

Posted by Angela Caban on May 13, 2011 at 11:50 PM Comments comments (0)

The past few weeks have been hell. No that is not me being dramatic, it literally was HELL! Between moving, writing, attending the 2011 MilBlog conference and finals - my life has been turned upside down and I have had many teary nights.


But now all is settled and I am slowly getting back into the swing of things. We are so happy in our new home as well as our state. I feel as if the past 2 years in our old home were a blur because we were not happy being there. One of ...

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Christmas Memories.....

Posted by Angela Caban on December 13, 2010 at 10:45 PM Comments comments (0)

I would like to explain just exactly how important the Christmas season is for me and family, especially now that I have a family of my own...


The fondest memory of my childhood has always been Christmas. The entire family would gather; my father's parents lived above us in a two family house, my cousins, aunt and uncle down the street, and my mother's mom and sister just a few minutes up the road. We had an abundance of food that would vary from our traditional Cuban cuisin...

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