What do YOU want for Mother’s Day this year, ladies? What was a surprise hit in the past — and what are you hoping they don’t get you this year, if anything?
How did your vacation preferences change once you had kids, if at all? How do you figure out what kind of family vacation is right for you — and do your family members have different opinions?
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
2019 Update: We still stand by this discussion on family vacations and coworker jealousy — but you may also want to check out our more recent discussion of what kind of family vacation is right for you. Here’s what is perhaps an odd question: Do you ever feel like there is coworker jealousy surrounding your … 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 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 cats like my … 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