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?
Have you made any parenting resolutions for 2019? What ARE the best New Year’s resolutions for working parents?
Happy almost Thanksgiving, ladies! Here’s a fun topic: What are your thoughts on dealing with your in-laws during Thanksgiving? Do you find that you need to take a deep breath and smile when certain frequently-discussed topics come up? If your husband or partner is the one who has to deal with your parents, what are … Read More about How to Deal with Your In-Laws During Thanksgiving
I was just talking about first generation working moms vs. second generation working moms the other day with a friend, and I thought it would make an interesting discussion here: Did your mother work outside the home? To what extent have you adopted or rejected her systems in your own life as a working mother? … Read More about Did Your Mother Work? What Lessons Did You Learn From Her About Work-Life Balance?
With Labor Day almost here (I swear I just turned my wall calendar page to August … and now it’s already time to buy a PTSA calendar), we thought we would share some family staycation tips. For those of you ran out of time to plan a Labor Day trip or just decided to relax … Read More about Family Staycation Tips: How to Make the Most of Lazy Long Weekends
Kate and I were talking recently about how we keep track of kid-related paperwork and information, and I mentioned I was using Evernote for a lot of stuff. I really love it for my mom-related research, so I thought I’d write something up. A couple of years ago over at Corporette, we shared the busy woman’s … Read More about Evernote Tips for Moms
Here’s what is perhaps an odd question: Do you ever feel like there is coworker jealousy surrounding your family vacations? What are your best tips for office etiquette and family vacations — what are the best tips on how to take family vacations without instilling coworker jealousy? (AND: How many “buffer” days to you take … Read More about Family Vacations and Coworker Jealousy
It can be easy to add a dog, cat, or other animal to the family without truly knowing how to decide if you’re ready for a pet — or thoroughly considering the typical pros and cons. For example, living with cats has helped my son learn about pet care and has led him to love … Read More about How to Decide If You’re Ready for a Pet
Once your kid reaches a certain age — and especially if you’ve got more than one — you’ll find yourself taking him or her to a lot of children’s birthday parties… and as you’ll also find, that comes with a lot of funny kid birthday party guest etiquette questions and purchasing tasks. First, it means … Read More about Kid Birthday Parties: Guest Etiquette, Gifts, & Parent Socializing
When you become a mother, your sense of self goes through a major transformation (which we’ve discussed — from body image to overall identity), and one part of that is figuring out how to find time for hobbies as a working mom. Have you found ways to continue some (or all) of the activities that you … Read More about How to Find Time for Hobbies as a Working Mom
Which family vacation resorts have you tried and enjoyed? Are there any you’ve tried that you wouldn’t? Which is your kids’ favorite? When you want to have a fun family vacation but don’t want to do a lot of planning, where do you go? Which do you think are the easiest family vacation resorts for working … Read More about The Easiest Family Vacation Resorts for Working Moms
Ladies, let’s talk about sun protection strategies for kids — do you sunscreen them up before daycare or school? Only if told to, either by policy or special direction? I was just thinking about this a week or so ago: does anyone else feel guilty if your kid gets a farmer’s tan, i.e. bronzed forearms … Read More about Sun Protection Strategies for Kids