How do you find time to spend with your kids? How long each day do you have with them? I can’t find the original article, but there was a story a while ago where a female CEO was quoted as saying that the 15 minutes she spent with her children were the best 15 minutes … Read More about “The Best 15 Minutes of My Day”: How Do You Find Time to Spend With Your Kids?
We’ve already rounded up some of the best pregnancy books and the best blogs for moms-to-be — but that is a far cry from all of the blogs and more that you can read as a working mom. Which ones do you read regularly? Which ones do you go to for “destination searching” — you’re looking for the … Read More about The Best Blogs, Newsletters, and More for Working Moms
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
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
I am far from an expert on traveling for work — particularly while pumping. In fact, I’ve done it exactly twice: once with Jack (for a whirlwind trip to Seattle for a speaking engagement) and once with Harry (for a whirlwind trip to Chicago for an alumni conference). And: what a PITA. Both times, the … Read More about Pumping When You’re Traveling for Work
2017 Update: We still stand by this advice on how to hide a baby bump the second time round— links have also been updated below. What clothes best hide a baby bump — particularly if it’s your second child and you feel like you’re showing earlier? We’ve talked here about how to work through your … Read More about Hiding a Baby Bump — The Second Time Around
If you’ve planned on adding a second child to your family but have had trouble conceiving (also known as secondary infertility), how do you deal with your emotions at work when no one in your office knows what you’re going through? Reader A wonders… I am dealing with a difficult situation and I was wondering if you … Read More about Secondary Infertility: Dealing with Your Emotions at Work
Having trouble finding time to network now that you’ve got kids? You’re not alone — click here for our best networking tips for busy working moms.
How many layers of backup childcare do you have? When your child is sick, who is the first responder (and, if it’s different, who is the person who stays home)? If you have to miss work, what excuse do you give your boss? I actually just found this post in draft, from May 2014. I … Read More about Sick Kids, Work Schedules, Childcare Arrangements, and Excuses
Ladies, let’s talk BUDGET. Mine has changed after having a kid (and definitely after my second) — how has yours? Do you miss the days of being a DINK? Are you going into debt for childcare (i.e., paying to work)? Is the money coming from savings? Credit cards? If you’ve made cuts for your budgeting, how keenly … Read More about The Parents’ Budget
How do you deal when your work AND your child both need more attention than usual, at the same time? I saw commenters talking about this problem yesterday, and it’s been on my mind lately too, so let’s discuss the challenge of finding quality time with your kids when you’re a working mom. My older son is only … Read More about Finding Quality Time With Your Kids as a Working Mom
What would an ideal maternity leave look like? If you could design your own maternity leave, how would you do it? Reader E wonders: I am currently 6 months pregnant. Anyways, next week I am having a meeting with my supervisor/team to plan out my leave. I luckily work for a very flexible company and … Read More about An Ideal Maternity Leave