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Karina Chronicles

Hello from Outside the Box

KD Raki blog

KD BIO RAKI WRaki is a wife, mom of 2, coffee drinker, and list maker.  She puts her UNC Tarheels’ degree in Communication Studies to use at an advertising agency and her hands-on experience as a working mom to use on her blog. She is the go-to gal for on-the-go moms. You can find her online at: Outside the Box Mom / Twitter / Facebook


In today’s fast-paced, multi-tasking world of juggling being a mom, work, home, and housekeeping, women have a lot of roles. We are often expected to keep a functioning (and clean and good looking) home, have a career, raise a family, and look pretty darn good on a daily basis. Is it all too much to ask?

As a busy, working mom, my fashion style could be described as comfy chic. While running errands, I don’t want to be limited by heels or super-expensive items I would be afraid to spill something on.  I love to check out fashion trends and incorporate them into my lifestyle- comfortably and affordably.  It could be something as simple as new tights, leggings, or scarves to add a pop of color to every outfit.   I’m working on a reinvented wardrobe by pairing items that work on the job, at home, and around town with family and friends.  It will be so much fun to style my new Karina Dresses during this Fall to Winter transition.  Over the coming months, I’ll be developing a fashion strategy that keeps things polished at work and comfortable (yet chic) at home.

Recently, I’ve been writing a series called 31 Days to Make Being a Working Mom Easier.  I’m very passionate about being a working mom, because it’s the hardest thing I’ve had to do.  Along the way, I’ve discovered things that work (and things that don’t) that have made this a much more enjoyable ride for me, and my family.

So far, I’ve written about: Childcare, How to Say No, Managing Laundry, Taking Care of Yourself, Pampering Yourself, How to Free Up Your Time, Meal Planning, Commuting, Using a Timer, Checklists, Prepping the Night Before, and Finding Quality Time for the Kids.

I invite you to come on over to Outside The Box Mom to check these out and share your ideas, too.

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