Working Moms and Margaritas

martinis and your money

*Quick Note – For those of you who may have noticed, Financially Blonde, has been MIA for the past week because it was hacked. It is back with a new look, and I am working on posts for next week to share the full story as well as how you can prevent what happened to me from happening to you, but I just wanted to let you know where I have been. I promise to be back in full force next week with a great lineup of content and a new podcast on Friday.

Working Moms and Margaritas

With Mother’s Day coming up this Sunday, I thought it would be fun to feature a working mom dialogue on my podcast today. For those of you who don’t know, I was raised by a working mom, and wrote a post about her on my blog. I still have no idea how my mom raised five kids and worked two and sometimes three jobs at a time. I learned the value of hard work from watching her, and I will always be thankful for that lesson.

On the podcast today, I am talking to my working mom friend, Cat Alford, who is a successful solopreneuer, freelance writer, blog founder/owner (Budget Blonde and Red Debted Stepchild) and mom of 1-year old twins (AKA the Beans). I thought it would be fun to talk to Cat because we are at different stages of working mommyhood, with different jobs and we were both actually raised by working moms.

I would just like to note that even though this is a conversation between two working moms, I tip my hat to all moms out there today, this Sunday and everyday. Motherhood is the hardest job you will ever love and whether you are a stay at home or a working mom, we all need to support each other. Hilary Clinton said years back that it “takes a village” to raise a child and she is right, but the village needs to start with a supportive network of other moms.

So to all you moms and future moms out there, I salute you, I support you and I appreciate all that you do to raise caring, compassionate and wonderful children. Happy Mother’s Day!!!!

What Are We Drinking?

Mommy Margaritas!

2 ounces of Tequila

Juice from Two Limes

Juice from One Orange

2 teaspoons of Agave Nectar

Shake all ingredients in cocktail shaker and serve over ice with a lime garnish.

Random Three Questions Cat Answered

  1. What is your favorite movie about moms?
  2. What’s your favorite memory of your mom?
  3. What’s your favorite memory as a mom so far?

Was your mom a working mom? Are you a working mom? What’s your favorite movie or book about moms?

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Shannon is a financial planner who left a “traditional” financial services firm to start her own company, The Financial Gym, because she felt traditional financial services firms did not have the tools or resources to help people in their 20s and 30s who are starting out and trying to build assets while also managing debt. She realized that the key to long-term personal financial success is a commitment to financial fitness and making smart financial choices. Through her blog, Financially Blonde, her book, Train Your Way To Financial Fitness, her podcast, Martinis and Your Money and The Financial Gym, Shannon is committed to making financial fitness fun, easy and accessible for everyone.


  1. Happy Mother’s Day to you both! My mom was a SAHM for most of my life until my parents went through a divorce and she eventually got a job in an orthodontist office when I was maybe a senior in high school. Glad to see you back…and hey I can finally see myself type my comment with a darker color! 🙂

  2. Mom movies that I love and aren’t primarily tear jerkers: The Princess Diaries, Any Jane Austen Movies (Sense and Sensibilities especially), The Blind Side, and Divine Secrets of the YaYa sisterhood.

    Great podcast as usual, and so true about dads being able to go with the flow so much better than moms- even simple stuff like when I pack my son’s lunch I’m always thinking whether or not all the food group’s are represented, butwhen my husband packs it, he includes a cheese stick or hot dog, a fruit cup and a cookie.

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