My Life’s Work: An International Journey of Serving and Motherhood

I will never forget that moment sitting on the exam table and attempting to process the words from the doctor. “Oh wow we haven’t had a set of identical twins in years! Congrats!” My IVF journey had been anything but typical. Despite being healthy and young, my first retrieval only yielded 4 embryos and just […]

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A DIFFERENT WAY TO THINK ABOUT WORKING MOTHERHOOD

What if it were completely possible to be a working mom and no longer feel stressed out? What if feeling stressed out was actually a choice, rather than a requirement of working motherhood? When I first asked myself those questions last year, I was not yet ready to believe them. At the time, I had […]

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SURVIVING MOTHERHOOD

Hey mama, let me ask you a question…In those dark moments of motherhood, have you ever wished there was a non-judgmental, objective and open-minded person that could tell you that everything is going to be ok? I certainly did and still do. After all those years in school, two engineering degrees and an MBA with […]

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Working Motherhood, A Journey of Strength

Hey there beautiful Working Mamas, my name is Jacqueline Farkas, I am a Working Mom, Founder and Marketing Consultant at Working Mamas Community. I live in North San Diego, California with my husband, almost 3-year-old son and our 5-year-old French bulldog. I’m an extrovert, Enneagram Type 1 (I thrive on connecting with others) a creative, […]

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Managing Motherhood

When I started this blog – I was at a point in my career journey where I was dealing with a lot of challenges and difficult moments, moments I’d never experienced before. Ultimately they laid the path for this blog to become a reality, and writing about my journey of being a mom in the […]

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SHAME and GUILT in Motherhood

I was never one to get ‘baby fever’ or even know when it was a good time to have a baby. My husband and I knew we wanted to have a family. We were not sure when it would be a good time to start trying. Who is ever financially ready to start a family? […]

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Who Says You Can’t Have It All?

I have a secret for you, corporate moms, you can have it all. Actually, that’s not the secret at all. The secret is in the HOW. You can have it all because you get to define what “it all” means. Spoiler alert- what “it all” is – how you define that – that it is […]

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Finding My Motherhood Identity – And Letting Go Of Perfection

If I start back at the beginning – back to high school Kelli – I was a teenager that did not obsess over marriage and having babies. I was pretty convinced that I was not the maternal type. When a new baby made its way into the world in my family, my cousins would often […]

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MOM-FIDENCE

Before you become a parent, you should be given a set of impossible challenges: American Ninja Warrior style. A 55 minute flight with one inexperienced Mom, one run-away  toddler, a baby with a poopy diaper, and of course, tickets in all the surrounding rows. Unfortunately, we don’t get the challenges first because if we did […]

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IDENTITY CRISIS

Have you ever thought about your identity? Who are you and what makes up your identity? Did you have an identity crisis when you became a mother? When I was pregnant I researched pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding just like all newly pregnant first time moms. Family, friends, even strangers were giving words of advice and making […]

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