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?
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?
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
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
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
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)
2017 Update: We still stand by this advice on seasonal decor and working moms. Since it’s that time of year, you may also want to check out our posts on holiday business etiquette. 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 … Read More about Seasonal Decor — and Working Moms
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
2018 Update: We still stand by this rave review of temporary black-out pleated shades for kids’ rooms, hotels, and grandparents’ houses– but you may want to check out some of our more recent stories about bedtime, including our recent post on how to get your kids to sleep. Yes, these temporary blackout shades may be … Read More about Everyone Thursday: Black-Out Pleated Shades
What are your laziest/smartest mom hacks? What are your best tips for getting stuff done around the house in “unperfect” ways? Some readers seemed miffed by my posts on photo organization and organizing kids’ clothes — but I am faaaar from perfect, and hate to give that impression. (Sorry, ladies!) Of course I’m going to write a … Read More about Your Laziest Mom Hacks
2018 Update: We still stand by this advice on how to organize family photos; you may also want to check out our newer discussion on the best apps for privately sharing photos. Over on Corporette, Kat’s shared her best tips for how to get started with digital photo books. I don’t know about you guys, … Read More about How to Organize Family Photos — and Make Photo Projects
2017 Update: We still stand by this advice on how to keep a clean house as a working mom, but you may also want to check out our latest discussion of when to hire a cleaning service for your home. What changes did you make to your cleaning routines after you had kids? Is a … Read More about Open Thread: Keeping a Clean House