I recently saw a meme about how “the hardest part of being an adult is figuring out what to cook for dinner every single night for the rest of your life until you die.” This is so true — so I thought I’d share the system I just implemented…
What does your family budget look like — and what is your best advice for how to set a family budget?
Introducing a new series, where we review recent Amazon purchases bought for our kids! First up: Kate goes through some of the best stuff she’s bought recently for her 9-year-old son.
Some of our top posts for the year included the best maternity pants for the office, how to deal when your husband works so late he never sees your kids, and what it’s like to be a foster parent (along with LOTS of diaries from real working moms!). What were your favorites?
Do you eat dinner with your children, or do they eat, say, at 5 every day while you and your partner eat later, like at 8?
How much do you spend on your kids’ activities? Is cost the major consideration — or time, or logistics (such as dropoff/pickup)?
Ladies, if you had kids who hated reading, what were the books that finally got them hooked?
How do you feel that the parenting roles of moms and dads are viewed differently? How has this come to bear in your own family? Do you ever feel like the bar for “dad of the year” is much lower than it is for “basically good mom”?
Meet this week’s featured mom: a copy editor and mother of one in the Southeast shares a week in her life, including Cub Scout activities; GRE prep (she’s considering a master’s in a new field); and long, podcast-filled commutes.
Looking for the easiest way to teach your kiddo your phone number? You’ll be amazed if you haven’t heard this before.
How has your energy and focus shifted during “work” hours now that you’re a mom? On the flip side, how do you manage your energy at work so you have “something left” for your kids at the end of a draining day at work?
Have you read any of these great books for working mothers? What were your best takeaways?