Holidays can be extra tough on working moms — CorporetteMoms readers discussed what they DO themselves, what holiday tasks they DELEGATE… and which holiday tasks just get a big ol’ NOPE.
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
New parents learn very quickly that going anywhere with a baby requires a lot of “stuff.” If you’re going out to dinner and bringing a diaper bag packed with supplies, that’s not so bad, but family vacations are another story. If your destination is nowhere near friends or relatives with baby gear that you can … Read More about Three Companies That Rent Baby Gear for Travel
I’ve mentioned before that I’m not great at planning family vacations. Now that J is in kindergarten, though, the school year feels a lot more constraining on our schedule… and I realize it’s only going to get worse from here on out. In order to try to force myself to plan vacations, my husband and … Read More about Vacation Planning: How Early is Too Early?
I still remember the big day in 6th grade that we got to choose the foreign language that we’d start learning: Spanish, French, or German. (I picked Spanish.) Many schools in the U.S. still don’t begin to teach kids a new language until middle school, while most European countries, for example, start instruction of a second language when kids are six to nine years … Read More about 3 Ways to Teach Kids a New Language
It’s every working mom’s goal: to make mornings easier, both for YOU and for the family/kids. So how do you do it? What hacks and tips have you found? What are you considering? Psst: you may want to check out our latest discussion on breakfast and the working mom. In Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg shares … Read More about How to Make Mornings Easier As a Working Mom
Ladies: do you struggle with mommying your husband or partner? Do you fight against it? Does he? Has it added to the stress of keeping the romance alive — or is it just one more task on your to-do list? The “helpless man” stereotype has spawned a whole genre of TV ads like this one — but do you … Read More about Mommying Your Husband
These years go quickly, don’t they? They’re filled with so much fun and wonder — some of it captured by photos, some of it captured by videos. But there’s more than just the pictures, and I’m such a sentimentalist I want to memorialize and remember all of it: the quotes, the daily schedule, the obsessions of the moment, … Read More about A Mom’s Guide to Remembering the Little Things
If you’re anything like me, you’ve become obsessed with Amazon Prime. (I think it was the substantial savings on diapers — and being able to easily subscribe and get new deliveries — that did me in, but I’m not sure.) I was intrigued by last year’s first ever Prime Day, Amazon’s huge summer sale event, but ultimately underwhelmed … Read More about Tips for Amazon Prime Day
Ladies, here’s a fun open thread for today: how did you lose the baby weight? If you haven’t yet (but have tried), what do you think the reason is? Have you discovered any new great recipes or workouts you love along the way? For my $.02, I’m still struggling, I guess with weight that I … Read More about Losing the Baby Weight
Commenters on Corporette were just discussing how one mom should spend Memorial Day weekend with her husband and child away, and I thought this would make a great fantasy open thread over here. What would you do if you had an entire day (or 3) to yourself? Would you shop? Travel? Get together with friends? Spa it … Read More about Mommy, Free Time, and the Weekend: How Would You Spend It? (Fantasy Open Thread)
I was just talking with one of my mom friends about my best tips for flying with kids and thought it might make an interesting discussion over here. So ladies, what are your best tips for flying with kids? Have you found that different things worked when they were babies, then toddlers, then kindergartners and beyond? You may want … Read More about Tips for Flying with Kids