A reader wondered, “Kat, could we do a discussion on overparenting/overscheduling when a working mom?”
Welcome to installment five of our registry for working moms: babywearing gear! Babywearing is a must for urban moms and other moms who do a lot of walking — but which are the best? What accessories? And where should you find them? We’ve already talked about carseats and strollers, cribs and sleeping gear, and now: carriers for babywearing. As I’ve … Read More about Registry – Baby Carriers and Baby Wearing Resources
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?
2019 Update: We still stand by this roundup of the best blogs and newsletters for working moms — but you may also want to check out our most recent discussion about five great books for working mothers. We’ve already rounded up some of the best pregnancy books and the best blogs for moms-to-be — but that … Read More about The Best Blogs, Newsletters, and More for Working Moms
Using cloth diapers might seem too time-consuming or too much of a hassle for busy working moms, but CorporetteMoms reader Miranda Hlady has found a way to make it work for her family. Today she shares her cloth diapering tips and suggests a couple of products she likes. Thank you, Miranda! Cloth diapering is definitely popular with many moms … Read More about Working Moms and Cloth Diapering
There are some great books and blogs on parenting and being a working mother — but sometimes it’s an article or two that really sticks with you and becomes something you want to pass along to new moms everywhere. These are some of my favorite articles that I’ve read on the path to mom-ness… Which are … Read More about Great Articles for Pregnancy and Motherhood
Did you feel the need to get your accounts in order before you gave birth? For example, if you’re the primary money manager in your relationship, did you do anything special before labor to prepare your partner should he or she need to take over the money management? (Sorry for your dark thought for the day! … Read More about Getting Your Accounts in Order… Before You Go Into Labor
It’s (somehow) that time again: the end of the school year, and that means it’s time to find gifts for your kids’ teachers. But what sort of present should you give? An edible gift? A gift card for Starbucks, or Amazon, or Target? A gift card to buy classroom supplies? A handmade present from your child? It can be a … Read More about What Are the Best Gifts for Teachers?
2017 Update: We still stand by this advice on how to stay connected to the office on maternity leave— links have also been updated below. There was an interesting story over at Above the Law a few weeks ago, where a securities class-action lawyer in New Jersey was seeking unemployment benefits because she had quit … Read More about Maternity Leave — and Staying Connected to the Office
Ladies, what are your favorite products for summertime snack bags and containers? I love the look of these reusable snack bags, from Amazon — they come in a variety of fun colors, have a PVC-free lining, and are machine washable. (We have some like this; we also use these guys.) The pictured reusable bag is … Read More about Feeding Tuesday: Itzy Ritzy Snack Bag
2018 Update: We still stand by these 529 tips (and general discussion on saving for kids!) — but you may also want to check out our more recent discussion at Corporette of using 529s for going back to school — lots of good general tips and information in there. Ladies, have you opened a 529 savings … Read More about Kid Money: 529s, Savings Accounts, and More