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?
Looking for the best maternity blogs for working moms to be? We rounded up a bunch of great resources for new working moms!
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
It’s flu-shot time (hooray, said no one), and since that means it’s getting closer to peak flu season, which usually hits between December and February, today we’re discussing how to make shots easier on your kids. The CDC recommends that everyone older than six months get the seasonal flu vaccine and that certain children get … Read More about How to Make Shots Easier on Your Kids
Reader M wrote in with a request for a story about how to store the clothes your kid has outgrown… Here’s her question: Your “Organizing Thursday” post inspired me. Would you consider doing a post about storing baby/ kid items that your kid has outgrown? Interesting question, M! I think I’ve written about this before, … Read More about How to Store the Clothes Your Kid Has Outgrown
2018 Update: We still stand by these easy school lunch ideas — you may also want to check out our more recent roundup of tips for packing school lunches. Ok, ladies — what do you pack for your kiddo’s lunches, whether for daycare, elementary school, or other? Are you most concerned with ease of packing, … Read More about The Working Mom’s Guide to Easy School Lunches