2017 Update: We still stand by this thread on grandparents as caregivers, but you may also want to check out our newer discussion (a guest post by a manager mom in Houston!) who has a “granny as nanny” situation. We’ve talked about childcare pros and cons, but we’ve never directly talked about childcare with family … Read More about Grandma the Babysitter: Grandparents as Caregivers
It is my eldest’s birthday today (happy 4th, Jack!), so I thought it might be a great time to have a discussion about birthdays, toys, and experiences. More and more of my friends are telling me that they are purposely not buying presents for their kids, and instead planning experiences like trips, concerts, etc. At 4, he’s … Read More about Toys, Birthdays, and Experiences
How do you find time to spend with your kids? Does “15 minutes a day” sound realistic, sad, or like great quality time?
Happy early Mother’s Day, ladies! I’m curious: what does Mother’s Day look like for you, now that you’re a mother yourself? What are your memories of it as a child, and what do you hope/want for it when your kids are small (versus when they are older)? For my $.02 — as a child I remember … Read More about Mother’s Day — As Mothers
2019 Update: We still stand by this advice on professional family holiday cards, but you may also want to check out our most recent post with tips for family holiday cards, as well as all of our posts on holiday business etiquette. As if holiday cards weren’t already enough of a minefield professionally, I’ve now … Read More about Holiday Cards: How “Smug” Are They (And Which Colleagues Do You Send Them To)?
What do you do when your work and your child both need you — how do you find quality time with your kid as a working mom?
I don’t know how traveling with kids is for YOU guys, but for us, the packing equation has totally changed… because my toddler gets the majority of the space! We bring: all of his outfits (I like to travel with at least 3-4 complete outfits, no matter how short the trip, in case of messy … Read More about Finally Friday: Evatex Packing Cubes
What are the pros and cons of different types of childcare arrangements? How do you decide on whether to hire a nanny, choose daycare, ask for help from family members, etc.? We’ve talked about taking business trips as a mom, but we haven’t had a conversation about this yet. How did you decide what was best for … Read More about Childcare Arrangements: Pros + Cons