Readers, what are your best tips on decluttering with kids? What advice has been a gamechanger for you and your family? What have been your biggest decluttering struggles through the years with your kids?
What Was Your Child’s Room Before They Were Born?
What were you using your child’s room for before they arrived — and how did you change it?
Who’s Watching the Kids: Coronavirus, Childcare, and Working Moms
Do you feel like the bulk of the increased childcare/household tasks are on your shoulders as working moms? Do you worry the coronavirus quarantines will be bad for general equity in sharing parental duties?
How to Pick Kid-Friendly Furniture
What are your best tips for how to pick kid-friendly furniture? Do you prefer to buy furniture from kid-focused stores like PB Kids, discount “disposable furniture” from grown-up stores… or some third option?
Would You Hire a Housekeeper or Household Manager?
A self-made millionaire mom recently shared how hiring a housekeeper was the gamechanger for her — so let’s talk about it! Have you (or would you) hire a housekeeper? Have you found other ways of delegating these tasks, like to a nanny?
How Does Your Family Do Laundry?
I’ve seen a lot of conversations about this topic — on here, on Corporette, on Facebook, amongst friends, etc. — but I don’t think we’ve ever had an explicit post about working moms and laundry. So, ladies, let’s talk: How does your family do laundry? More accurately, WHO does the laundry in your house? Do … Read More about How Does Your Family Do Laundry?
When Working Moms Should Hire A Cleaning Service
Ladies, let’s just discuss: have you hired a cleaning service or cleaning professional to help clean your home? Did you hire a cleaning service BEFORE kids, or was it only something you investigated once you became a parent? (Or, did you ramp up from, say, a quarterly cleaning to a biweekly cleaning?) When would you … Read More about When Working Moms Should Hire A Cleaning Service
4 Free Apps for Privately Sharing Photos
Many, many articles and essays have been written about the potential dangers of posting photos of your kids on Facebook and other social media. Whether or not you agree (that’s a topic for a whole other post!), there are some great alternatives out there for sharing photos of your children with family and friends. (Psst: We recently did a post … Read More about 4 Free Apps for Privately Sharing Photos
The Best Online Backup Services for Backing Up Family Photos, Unfinished Novels, and More
These days, everyone has precious things on our computers: those family photos, that old voicemail from Nana you saved on your computer, the half-finished draft of your novel. Some of it you can save casually in the cloud, sure — but some of it, for sheer size alone, kind of has to live on a … Read More about The Best Online Backup Services for Backing Up Family Photos, Unfinished Novels, and More
How to Level Up Your Childcare/Personal Help (When Money is No Object)
If you’re a busy working mom, good childcare is a must — but what happens when a nanny doesn’t even begin to cut it? How can you level up your childcare and household management? (Warning: this post is not terribly budget-friendly.) I’ve wanted to talk about this ever since I read this post from Penelope Trunk (written in … Read More about How to Level Up Your Childcare/Personal Help (When Money is No Object)
Seasonal Decor — and Working Moms
Ladies, how much do you get into seasonal decor around the house? Do you feel like seasonal decor is harder in some ways for working moms? I’m starting to get into it — when we visited relatives in Texas, my husband’s cousin had the entire house decorated for Halloween, and my older son really liked it. I’m … Read More about Seasonal Decor — and Working Moms
Getting Your Accounts in Order… Before You Go Into Labor
Did you feel the need to get your accounts in order before you gave birth? For example, if you’re the primary money manager in your relationship, did you do anything special before labor to prepare your partner should he or she need to take over the money management? (Sorry for your dark thought for the day! … Read More about Getting Your Accounts in Order… Before You Go Into Labor