How much do you spend on groceries for your family? How do you save money (particularly if you’re trying to curb grocery spending) — and where do you allow yourself to splurge?
Brrr, it’s cold outside! What are your favorite winter soups and stews that are EASY, quick , or something else that makes them great for working moms? These are some of my favorites…
Here’s a question for you: who does breakfast in your house? You? Your partner? Your caregiver? How much variety do your kids have for breakfast, and — with the huge abundance of high sugar / high calorie breakfasts for kids — how strict are you in what they’re allowed to have? Calories and sugar are … Read More about Breakfast and the Working Mom
With many families already in back-to-school mode — which means a return to a regular routine, more time spent prepping for school and after-school activities, and cravings for fall flavors and comfort foods — we’ve rounded up several back-to-school recipes for working moms. Most of them take less than 60 minutes, and the leftovers will … Read More about Back-to-School Fall Favorite Recipes (Open Thread)
Last time we talked about summer recipes for working moms, we highlighted simple things like quinoa salads, pizza w/store-bought crusts, egg salad sandwiches, hummus pita sandwiches, and more (like Kat’s suggestion of tequila lime chicken). Today we thought we’d shift the focus a bit and discuss the best dishes for working moms to bring to … Read More about Easy Dishes to Bring to Summer Parties
OK, ladies, let’s discuss: Which are your favorite fall recipes? Is it time to bust out your Crockpot or Instant Pot? Do you love oatmeal, soups, and stews? What meals do you make that the whole family eats, and what fall-centric things do you find easy to put in school lunches, either from a leftovers … Read More about Which Are Your Favorite Fall Recipes? (Open Thread)
When readers took the survey a while back, many of you noted that you wanted to see more recipes for working moms. Recipes aren’t really my forte (I cook a lot of the same, easy weeknight dinners on repeat) but we’ve started including recipes in our weekly news roundups. Today, let’s have a proper recipe open … Read More about Recipe Open Thread: Give Us Your Best Summer Recipes for Working Moms!
I will not make separate meals for kids. I, like every other new mother, told myself that frequently while my first kiddo was starting solid foods. I am not going to be that mom! They can eat what WE eat, or else they don’t eat. I don’t have time to do dinosaur nuggets! I absolutely refuse to … Read More about Dinnertime Fun: Making Separate Meals for Kids
2017 Update: We still stand by this advice on our favorite meal planning apps — but you may also want to check out some of our newer stories on tech for working moms. Ladies, do you have any favorite meal planning apps? Have you tried and abandoned any? Reader M wonders: Are there any resources that … Read More about Meal Planning Apps for Working Moms
Before J was walking a ton, we went out to dinner… a LOT. Not only was this expensive, but we both wound up gaining about 10 pounds. Still, it was great to have what we realize now was our last hurrah for at least a few years. So I thought I’d round up my five … Read More about 5 Tips for Eating Out with Kids
Family dinners can be a constant headache for busy parents. Before we had kids, my husband and I either ate out, ordered, or made fairly intricate recipes that were fun for both of us to make together — lots of chopping and prepwork. After we had Jack (our firstborn), a lot of things changed. While … Read More about Five Family Dinner Strategies Better than Delivery
Today’s fun topic: how does your family navigate dinnertime with two parents working outside the home? Are you able to be together for family dinners on weeknights? Who cooks, who plans, who shops? (Or, who picks up takeout?) How early do you start dinner to negotiate bedtime rituals like a bath and storytime? More fun … Read More about Family Dinners and Working Parents