Do you believe birth order affects personalities? How has it affected yours; how do you see it affecting your child(ren)?
How do you deal when you have a different internal clock than your partner or your kids — i.e., when some of you are larks and some of you are owls? What changes have you made personally to accommodate people, such as going to bed earlier or getting up earlier?
Do you hope your child finds a career she or he is passionate about — something that is fulfilling in a meaningful way — or would you encourage them toward a “secure” job that will pay well, be readily available, and be mentally challenging but maybe not terribly exciting?
How do you handle your kids’ doctors appointments, ladies? Do you do the “working mom thing” and join the appointments by speakerphone to save on travel/wait time, do you delegate them, trade them with your spouse, or just handle them entirely yourself?
Did you see the recent NYT article, “The Relentlessness of Modern Parenting”? Do you agree that modern parenting is relentless — and how are you dealing with it as a working parent?
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What are your favorite organization tips as the school year gets underway? We’ve shared tips for preserving your kids’ artwork, as well as why I think a family email address is great for all working parents — but today I thought I’d explain an easy trick I’ve figured out for how to use your iPhone to … Read More about How to Use Your iPhone to Store School Paperwork
It’s the season for outdoor water fun — swimming, running through sprinklers, etc. — so we thought it would be a good time to ask: Do you let your kids play with water guns and other toy weapons, such as Nerf guns? For his birthday last year, my son got one of those giant, Super … Read More about Do You Let Your Kids Play With Water Guns (or, What Toys Don’t You Let Your Kids Play With?)?
All right ladies, let’s discuss: what crazy things have you done to get your kids to sleep? Both of my kids have gone through extensive periods where they were not good sleepers, so I feel like I’ve read every possible article and tried every possible “get your kids to sleep” hack out there. So let’s discuss: … Read More about What Crazy Things Have You Done to Get Your Kids to Sleep?
Readers, what are your best tips for how to handle a defiant three-year-old, aka the threenager (or a kiddo in the terrible twos)? How do you deal with discipline as a working parent in general — and how do you get your nanny or babysitter on the same page? Everyone says the that the twos … Read More about How to Handle a Defiant Three Year Old
Every parent has that moment when your kiddo starts speaking, and you think to yourself: SHIT! now we’ve got to stop swearing so much! We were just talking about swearing at work over at Corporette, and I thought an interesting corollary over here might be to share stories and tricks on how to stop cursing … Read More about How to Stop Cursing Around Kids
I’d dabbled in reusable bags before when J was in daycare, but we never quite found one that we liked. But when I started packing his lunch for first grade this year, I started feeling wasteful every time I grabbed a snack Ziploc bag for a few raisins or dried mangos. So I thought I’d … Read More about Make My Life Easier Thursday: Bumkins Snack Bag