Motherhood My Way

When my husband and I announced our pregnancy with Atlas, we received so much love and congratulations. It felt amazing for our tribe to band together in support of Derek and I taking this next step in building our family. It was a dream come true. Alongside those congratulatory remarks came many comments declaring that […]

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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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Perfection Is The Enemy of Connection – Especially in Motherhood

Pinterest’s algorithm thought I would be interested in creating an accent wall in my soon-to-be-born daughter’s nursery using gold-dot decals. Pinterest was right. (I’m both an aspiring minimalist and a sucker for social-media ads.) My husband, Dan, and I made plans to put the decals on the wall on a Friday night. We dragged our […]

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MOTHERHOOD JOURNEY

My journey to motherhood lacks the tears, perseverance, and honor that comes with a mother who struggles with infertility. I don’t wear those battle scars, but I admire those who do. Because of some things in my history, I thought for sure that would be me. But it wasn’t. I’ve watched family and friends sink […]

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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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Self-Growth Journey

When I got pregnant, the planning of becoming a mother started. The baby shower, nursery, car and everything in between was a well-planned out fun activity. I even took a Lamaze class to plan for the birth because that was the toughest part, right? At least I thought that. So I did everything I could […]

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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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The Show Must Go On

In the craziness of our life recently with back to school for all 3 kiddos while balancing work from home and in the field time – and developing the Managing Motherhood series each week, I am behind on some of our family’s big moments this summer. Our theatre loving, song writing and singing little actress […]

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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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Motherhood, Magic and Madness

Motherhood is a beautiful, messy and magical free fall.  It’s 10x harder than I ever expected and more incredible and mind blowing than I ever imagined. For those of us in it, we know the feeling well: Motherhood is your heart forever walking outside of your body. It’s Magic.  As a proud working mom of […]

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