Working Weekends


Workin’ Weekends is a series that goes beyond the Monday through Friday, 9 to 5 grind. What does a working mom’s weekend really look like? If you’re a working mom like me, the weekends are for fun, food, and family. In that order. Just kidding; food comes first. Be sure to follow along on Instagram as well.

This weekend was three days, but it certainly didn’t feel like it. Was it just me, or did the weekend fly by? It was like, first it was Friday and then I looked up and it was Monday and I was preparing to go back to work!

But I digress. I’m just happy to get the time off to spend time with my family because that’s all that really matters (besides food). Here’s a recap of my weekend.


On Friday, the day started off like any other day. I got up, got ready for work, and Hubz helped Jam get ready for school. I so love that he’s off on Fridays and can pitch in with the morning routine, especially since we finally got a second car…again. Life is just easier knowing that I’ll have some help on Fridays. Too bad that’s about to end. Yay for the new job, but womp womp to losing my Friday help. Anywho, later in the day, Hubz surprised me with lunch at Dinker’s Bar and it was ah-mazing! This was only my second time eating at Dinker’s; it did not disappoint. Hubz got the jalapeño burger and I got the cheeseburger and onion rings. Yum!

Burger and onion rings from Dinker's Bar in Omaha, NE.

In addition to good food, my company was pretty awesome too. I love these lunch dates with Hubz because they give us time to connect sans the kid. Grownups need that, you know.


Saturday was a whirlwind. Since Jam’s birthday was earlier in the week, we planned all the festivities for Saturday, with the exception of her classroom birthday party. We don’t have the space (or I didn’t want to make the space) for a full out birthday party, so she chose a classroom party, getting her hair done, some new clothes, and a “modeling” session…aka a photo session with a professional photographer. So Saturday morning, Jam and I headed to the beauty shop. She was so excited…until the work started. Before I go on, let me just say that my kid has some thick, thick hair and it’s long. When I wash, condition, detangle, and style her hair, it normally takes me anywhere from 2-4 hours…on a good day. Needless to say, wash days are not our favorite days. I hoped that Jam’s experience at the beauty shop would be different, but alas, nah. Tears, tangles, and tantrums (and possibly trauma) is all I can really say.

Little girl's first time at the beauty salon. There were tears.

The finished product though?! We were both in love with it. It’s so funny seeing my baby girl with straight hair, after looking at her curly mane all these years. It was a welcomed change though. I secretly can’t wait for the kinks and curls to return.


After the beautification, it was time for pictures! And ya’ll, I can’t recommend our photographer, Kitty from Lady Grey Photography, enough. She’s amazing and so creative! She and Jam came up with some great stuff, some of which I’ll be sharing soon. If you’re looking to get some professional pictures done, be sure to check her out. Hubz and I are sooo happy with the finished product and Jam and I had an excellent experience with Kitty!



Yep, I’m skipping Sunday because we literally did nothing all day. We were so worn out from the day before that we chilled for most of the day. On Monday, though, we were a little busier, but not much. We hung out most of the day, after eating breakfast at 2pm (because, why not?) and watching movies on the couch. Thank goodness for Redbox on these lazy Mondays!

After grocery shopping and stealing a nap in Hubz’ lap while he watched John Wick, I got up, rallied my troops, and we went out for dinner. We had a blast and I’ll be sharing a bit more this week in my next Out and About in Omaha. I’ll give you a hint with three words: wings and rings.

So yeah. Those were the highlights of our weekend. Nothing too spectacular (other than hair and pictures), but fun nonetheless. I tried to leave out all the non-fun stuff like laundry, cleaning, errands, etc. I mean, ick to that!

How was your 3-day weekend?


  1. BrandiJeter
    May 26, 2015 / 9:26 pm

    You had a fantastic weekend! I love the hair before and after! Haha! Always the tears until it’s done! We went away for the weekend and I really took a nice break. It was great to get away and to be off.

    • Vaneese
      May 27, 2015 / 10:35 am

      I’m glad you enjoyed your relaxation time. It’s so needed, especially when you’re going, going, going. And yes, all the tears! Always. LOL

  2. May 29, 2015 / 1:58 pm

    Thanks for sharing, sounds like you are a very busy lady! I hear you on the hair thing. Currently, I only have one head of hair I have to manage and she has lots and lots of curls that I will not straightening anytime soon. #aintnobodygottimefordat Beautiful family, too! We didn’t do too much over the three day weekend. Which was nice.

  3. Louisa Kopp
    May 29, 2015 / 2:51 pm

    Now I want some onion rings, lol! Hope you’ll be able to share some of Jam’s photos from her session.

  4. Jen
    May 29, 2015 / 3:56 pm

    Looks like a great weekend! I bet your weekends are packed and fun!

  5. Mary La Fornara
    May 29, 2015 / 4:49 pm

    What a fantastic weekend you had!

  6. May 29, 2015 / 5:58 pm

    4 hours!! Okay, I’m not going to complain about my daughter’s hair anymore, (at least not very much :)) She is totally adorable though, and I hope she had a wonderful birthday.

  7. May 29, 2015 / 9:35 pm

    It looks like y’all had an Awesome Weekend! Wash day for me is about that long also. I am so glad that my girls are older so they do most of that themselves.

  8. Leslie Sholly
    May 30, 2015 / 12:35 am

    We’ve had our hair struggles too but since we got our Knot Genie brush, no more tangles for us. You little girl looks adorable both ways! We spent our long weekend in Baltimore celebrating my mother-in-law’s 80th birthday and seeing some sights.

  9. Karyl Henry (Karyl's Kulinary
    May 30, 2015 / 7:46 am

    Wow, definitely a whirlwind! First, love the pics of your lunch!! It looks really delicious. My mom never straightened my hair when I was that young. I think I would have been as cooperative as Jam was 🙂 But it looks beautiful

  10. MyMoms TotallyNuts
    May 30, 2015 / 4:08 pm

    I loved reading this, but I must say your lunch made me HUNGRY! Oh gosh that looks so good! I am glad that you were able to rest for a day! 🙂

  11. Kaitie Lawlor
    May 31, 2015 / 1:31 pm

    very cute pictures and i love the one on one girl time together! hope she had a wonderful birthday!

  12. May 31, 2015 / 9:11 pm

    Such a nice post. I love that photo of your daughter getting her hair done. She was so sad, but looked so cute. It reminds me of when I was a kid going through the same torture. lol.

  13. yanique
    June 1, 2015 / 8:11 am

    I remember when I was a working mom, the weekends always seemed to be too short. Your little girl is adorable. My daughter experiences the same trauma every Sunday!

  14. Irion A
    June 1, 2015 / 10:04 am

    Looks like a fun weekend! Your food pic just made me hungry. Now I’m craving a burger and fries drowned in ketchup lol

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