2018 Update: We still think this is a great discussion about friends with MLM businesses — but you may also want to check out some of our more recent discussions on mom friends. Do you have any close friends taking part in MLM businesses like Younique, Rodan + Fields, Beachbody coaching, or more? Are you doing it … Read More about Etiquette Fun: Friends with MLM Businesses
3 Tips for Using Airbnb — with Kids
What are your best tips for renting a vacation house or Airbnb with kids, ladies? Whether you’re doing Airbnb, VRBO, or another sort of rental, planning and executing the trip can feel like a full-time job in and of itself. I shared a vacation horror story a week or so ago on Corporette — we rented a small … Read More about 3 Tips for Using Airbnb — with Kids
Grandma the Babysitter: Grandparents as Caregivers
2020 Update: We still stand by this post on grandmas as babysitters, but you may also want to check out our newer roundup of working moms’ tips on using grandparents as caregivers. We’ve talked about childcare pros and cons, but we’ve never directly talked about childcare with family as caregivers — and I keep seeing … Read More about Grandma the Babysitter: Grandparents as Caregivers
Toys, Birthdays, and Experiences
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
“The Best 15 Minutes of My Day”: How Do You Find Time to Spend With Your Kids?
How do you find time to spend with your kids? Does “15 minutes a day” sound realistic, sad, or like great quality time?
Mother’s Day — As Mothers
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
Holiday Cards: How “Smug” Are They (And Which Colleagues Do You Send Them To)?
Do you know the feeling of smug family holiday cards? Do you think you might be guilty of it?
Finding Quality Time With Your Kids as a Working Mom
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?
Finally Friday: Evatex Packing Cubes
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
Childcare Arrangements: Pros + Cons
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 … Read More about Childcare Arrangements: Pros + Cons
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