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This Viral Photo of a Multitasking Working Mama Is Both Adorable—And Important

A photo of a very special working mom going viral right now is making the balance between work and family look effortless

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Being a mom is never easy no matter how you slice it. Being a working mom is no exception. Daycare or not, working from home or not, part time, full time, there’s no magic formula for balancing work and family.

A photo of a very special working mom going viral right now is making the balance between work and family look effortless—and adorable.

The sweet photo was taken at Maryland Farms Chiropractic, in Brentwood, Tennessee. When the owner of the practice, Dr. Elizabeth Baker, happened to walk by the front desk, she just had to snap a photo of this heartwarming scene and share her message with the world.

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As she takes a phone call while cradling her tiny, adorable daughter, Melody Blackwell, the practice’s billing specialist, is shown enjoying a peaceful moment in which she seems to have found that perfect family/work balance.

When the photo was taken, Blackwell had just returned from a 3-month maternity leave only a little while earlier. Blackwell now works from home four days per week and comes to the office, with baby Nora-Jo in tow, once each week.

Nora-Jo, Dr. Baker said in her post, is a “sweet and content” baby, and her mom “makes it look easy.”

She also encouraged social media users to share the photo to help make an important statement: “We need more small and large businesses to see this is doable and should be allowed more often! The newborn months are so short.”

Babies are only babies for a short time. Before you know it, they’re off to school, going out with friends, and heading off to college. So, Dr. Baker and Blackwell were determined to make the most out of those precious newborn months.

“Once she got pregnant I knew we needed to figure out a way to make this work,” Dr. Baker said in an interview with Yahoo Lifestyle. “We had nine months to plan, at least!”

“I was excited when she said that [working from home] was a possibility,” Blackwell shared with Yahoo. “I didn’t know if it would be.”

If Dr. Baker hadn’t been flexible and determined to retain her valuable employees, Blackwell would have had limited options. “I knew it was going to be hard for me to leave her when she was so young,” she said.

Blackwell knows for sure how blessed she is, and she sympathizes with moms who don’t have this same opportunity and have to utilize childcare so soon after birth: “I know it’s hard to drop them off at daycare when they’re just 2 or 3 months old.”

Speaking of daycare, Dr. Baker is well aware of the high cost of childcare and the fact that, for some working moms, the numbers simply don’t add up and that adding daycare to an already tight budget can be “worse than not having a job at all.”
Blackwell agreed, noting that she knows a few moms who had to quit their jobs altogether because they couldn’t afford daycare and “it made more financial sense for them to quit their jobs.”

To be fair, Dr. Baker knows that many moms work in environments that simply aren’t safe or appropriate for babies, or have jobs that cannot possibly be done off-site. Still, she wants to encourage working mothers and their employers to talk about it and get creative with some solutions.

“If it’s an environment where baby crying is okay,” Dr. Baker said, “I think more small and large businesses should look more toward allowing that.”

Dr. Baker set a great example for employers to accommodate mommies like Blackwell. What a blessing to be able to work while still enjoying those precious newborn moments.

 

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WATCH: This Cute Gender-Reveal Prank From a New Dad Will Make Your Day

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Gender-reveals are all the rage these days, whether they’re organized after an early ultrasound or right in the hospital.

This humorous dad decided to add a little spice to the good old fashioned “it’s a boy/girl!” revelation to family and friends waiting to hear the good news after their baby girl was born.

In a post shared to Instagram that has now been viewed nearly 80,000 times by Gender Reveal Videos, the happy dad walks out into the waiting room where anxious family members wait to hear if they’ll be buying pink or blue baby gear for the newest member of their family.

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With a big grin on his face, he slowly unzips his shirt, revealing a blue shirt. The family squeals with excitement and then explode in happy hysterics to see his little prank: although the shirt is blue, the writing reads: “It’s a girl!”

Their excitement and tears, which likely would have been just as blissful if it had been a boy, just warm your heart. There is just nothing quite like a brand new baby, and especially when there are so many people around to celebrate the good news.

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Teacher Shocked to See 7-Year-Old Student Riding Bike on the Highway. Then She Found Out Where He Was Going.

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If you spend a lot of time as the sole caretaker for small children, it has likely occurred to you more than once what your children would do if you for one reason or another became incapacitated.

Would they know how to call 911? Would they know how to find a neighbor to come help? Or the most dreadful question of all…could they end up in harm’s way somehow themselves?

A little boy in South Carolina is being praised after his bold actions when he came home to discover his father in a diabetic shock. However, he put himself in a rather dangerous situation in order to try to find his father help.

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Cameron Simoncic told his local TV station WSPA that he had returned home from a day of second grade on Wednesday when he found his father on the kitchen floor, unconscious from diabetic shock, and knew that he needed to take immediate action.

“My dad has diabetes,” the second-grader told the local Carolina outlet, “and whenever he has these episodes and whenever it happens, his brain can’t function.”

Cameron went to dial 911 on his father’s phone, but said he was locked out of his dad’s cell. And when the little boy went over to his neighbors’ houses, nobody was home.

“So I got on my bike and tried to ride to my grandma’s,” Cameron explained.

As he was dodging cars on the 5-mile ride, his first-grade teacher, Keller Sutherland, hadn’t recognized the familiar face before deciding that she needed to pull over.

“I just told my husband, I said, ‘There’s a small child on his bicycle riding down the road. I’m not sure what’s going on, but I feel like I need to just turn around and see what’s going on,’” Sutherland told WSPA.

To her surprise, the little boy was her former first-grade student. Cameron quickly told the teacher what was happening at home and Sutherland helped him remain calm, while another two men who pulled over called 911.

Sutherland says she has no doubt she was placed in her student’s path at just the right time, and thank God she was!

“There’s no doubt that God placed me where he did when he needed me,” she said.

Amen to that—what a blessing, and bless this sweet boy for being so brave!

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