Sunday, May 25, 2008

So who am I?

I am a full time working mother of two children (Katie: 3 1/2 and Cole is almost 2), the daughter of a Mom who worked when I was a child, and lucky to be friends with many other working mommies. I graduated Penn State with my BS in Nutrition and got my RD (registered dietitian) cerification up in Boston, MA. However, I did switch careers and have been a sales professional for 12 years and wear high heel shoes to work everyday! I am lucky to work for a company on the top 10 list in Fortune magazine for "Best Places to Work" and a company that was voted in the top 20 for best companies for working mothers by Working Mother magazine. I will say that I am very grateful and blessed to work for a company that truly encourages work/life balance. In addition, I have written a children's book called Mommy's High Heel Shoes. It is a book that workng mothers will love to share with their children and will be available in September 2008. I am also an active member of the SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators) and the Womens Business Forum (Doylestown, PA) where I am thrilled to make so many connections with smart, talented and fabulous women! Most importantly, my children are my inspiration and have made my books and my passion! Last, but not least, I am married to an extremely caring husband and amazing father. Thank you to Chris for putting up with my late hours at my computer and being so supportive! I am also thrilled to be a columnist for My goal is to give quick/easy everyday tips for the busy working mommy. I will try to have relevant "today" topics and hopefully my advice will help us feel less grumpy! Post a comment,send me a message, tell me what you want and need information about and I'll do my best to find it! Please visit for more working mommy information!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Cell phone in the lunch box!

So the other morning, I called my girlfriend Yolanda. Yolanda is really an amazing friend! She is the kind of friend that always has something wonderful to say to you when you call like, "I was just thinking about you!". You can hear the smile in her voice. She is the kind of friend that sends her friends chocolate cakes on mothers day-just because. She is also a co-worker and a busy working mom with two young kids. So back to my call...Well, no answer- all morning. Very unlike Yolanda not to pick up. So she finally calls me back laughing hysterical telling me that she lost her phone and was searching everywhere all morning. Of course, being a working mommy in sales you are pretty much just lost without your phone! It's your lifeline. She then proceeds to tell me that she gets a call from her son's school. No problem with her son, but his lunch box was ringing! Apparently, her son was playing with her phone that morning and it got packed in his lunch box!
This song just makes me happy...thought I would share!

Friday, May 23, 2008

About Me


KristieFinnanBookJacket Hello! About me, let's see....

I grew up and now live back home in beautiful Bucks County. I openly admit, I am a coffee addicted too busy Mommy with a "Type-A personality." I graduated from Penn State with my degree in Nutrition and went to graduate school in Boston where I became a Registered Dietitian.

Currently, I work as a Clinical Specialist in BioOncology and have been working in sales for the pharmaceutical/Biotech world for the past 14 years. Most importantly, I LOVE being a Mommy and have three kids: 5 year old daughter, almost 4 year old son and 7 month old baby girl. My kids are my biggest blessing in life.

When I'm not working, I enjoy having fun with my husband, kids & silly English Setter, being outdoors, gardening, taking pictures, baking, social networking, meeting new people and trying new things. My creative outlet is blogging and writing children’s books. Writing really makes me smile. My first children’s picture book: Mommy’s High Heel Shoes was published in October 2008. Mommy's High Heel Shoes is available on my website, these stores and on Amazon.

In addition, I am...

  • a contributing writer for the Philly Moms Blog (which has been a great experience getting to know so many other mommies all over the country.)
  • an active member of the SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators)
  • an expert at promoting and selling products I am passionate about.
  • sleep deprived!
I hope you follow my blog and daily adventures on Twitter @MommyshhShoes. I can't wait to get to know you!


Thursday, May 22, 2008

Celebrate being a working mom!

We "work" for many reasons: we love our jobs, need the income, need the benefits, enjoy making a difference in the world, etc. No matter what the reason, let's try to feel good about life. Let's Feel good about working! Instead of feeling guilty or sad for not being with our children all day, let's focus on the great times we have with them! Instead of putting our focus on what we don't get to do with our kids or get done in a day, let's celebrate how much we accomplish and how successful we are! Let's All Celebrate Being Mommy! Let's celebrate being a working Mommy!
Tell us about you! How many shoes do you wear?


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