Are you an ambitious mama that loves her family and her career? Do you find yourself working diligently to build what *you* consider a beautiful, well-balanced life that encompasses your passions, dreams, and just the shit that lights a fire in your soul? If so, you’ve found your place. Welcome home.

Re-launched in July 2015 (after being Mommy Works a Lot for 3 years), As Told by V was created to be a safe house for mamas that want it all and proclaim it loud and proud. Unapologetically ambitious. On As Told by V, I share stories and lessons learned as I navigate through uncharted career territory and  motherhood, two things that I love dearly but struggle with keeping afloat. If you’re reading As Told by V, you know what I mean.

I write with humor and use the word “like” a lot. I hope that doesn’t bother you, but if so, I don’t really know what to tell you because…that’s life and that’s how I write. My hope is that you’d stick around to get to know me, though…and learn to look beyond my affinity for “like.”



By day, I’m a recovering social worker turned career advisor turned relapsed social worker. I’m learning to love my field, even though I’ve burned out a a couple of times already. It seems to get easier as I get older. I’m married to one of my best friends (the other one is a girl and I don’t think Hubz would survive having two wives). He’s the frick to my frack and I’m the Michelle to his Barack. Together, we’re the parents of Princess Persnickety also known as Jam. She’s a firecracker. A magical unicorn baby. And as one of my blog friends commented, “spicy.” For real, Jam is 7 going on 57; she’s been here before.


We’re currently living in Omaha, NE, land of flat, and making the best of it. When I’m not in super intense goal-setting mode, you can find me thrifting for our apartment or buying more books than my already overflowing bookshelves can handle. I usually post about it on Instagram…when I remember.

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  1. June 10, 2013 / 1:33 am

    Hi there! Found you via Bloggy Moms. I, too, tried googling to find some of the same things you pointed out in your intro. I found an over abundance of stay at home moms, most not of color. Glad you ventured out and started your blog!

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      June 10, 2013 / 5:13 am

      Thank you for stopping by. Yes, this demographic does appear to be missing (or is well hidden) on the internet. Hopefully, other young, professional moms will join in and we can diversify “mommy blogging!” Again, thanks for stopping by and don’t be a stranger. Also, I will definitely be checking out your blog!

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