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Prior to becoming a mom, I went to business school and worked in the corporate world for a while. At first, making the transition from career woman to stay-at-home-mom was really tough. I was always looking for ways to keep my head from getting too fuzzy (which generally just meant drinking a lot of coffee), and I often felt like I should be doing more than just caring for my newborn. It took me a long time before I came to grips with the fact that what I was doing at home was much more important to me than the daily number crunching at my old job. And that taking care of the baby and myself needed to be my priorities.
Then my baby became a toddler and the game changed once again. (Just when you think you have these kids figured out, they go and turn everything upside down.) They certainly know how to keep things interesting. Since my son started walking, resisting food that he previously loved, and throwing tantrums, I knew I was going to have to find some new tricks to keep up. I soon realized that my business training could finally be put to use! Only instead of using the lessons to navigate the corporate world, I would be using them on my toddler. As it turns out, management, marketing and sales techniques also apply to small children.
Welcome to Mommy Management 101 (click here to continue reading!)