I was just talking about first generation working moms vs. second generation working moms the other day with a friend, and I thought it would make an interesting discussion here: Did your mother work outside the home? To what extent have you adopted or rejected her systems in your own life as a working mother? … Read More about Did Your Mother Work? What Lessons Did You Learn From Her About Work-Life Balance?
For this week’s installment of our Week in the Life of a Working Mom series, I’m happy to introduce CorporetteMoms reader E.D., who lives in Texas with her husband and daughter and works as a mid-level manager at a major oil company. Our usual caveat applies: Please remember that this is is a real person who has feelings and … Read More about Week in the Life of a Working Mom: Manager at an Oil Company in Texas
I haven’t written before at length about eczema and kids, in part because once we finally (FINALLY) got my son’s eczema under control, I didn’t want to “jinx” it by doing the blogger “ho ho I have the solution!” tap dance thing. BUT: one of my kids suffered from it (so. many. angry. itchy. rashes), … Read More about How to Find Eczema-Friendly Clothing for Kids… and Other Eczema Tips
For this week’s installment of our Week in the Life of a Working Mom series, I’m happy to introduce CorporetteMoms reader Elizabeth, who lives in Boston with her husband and daughter and was works as a fundraiser in health care. Our usual caveat applies: Please remember that this is is a real person who has feelings and isn’t gaining … Read More about Week in the Life: Fundraiser in Boston
I’ve seen a lot of conversations about this topic — on here, on Corporette, on Facebook, amongst friends, etc. — but I don’t think we’ve ever had an explicit post about working moms and laundry. So, ladies, let’s talk: How does your family do laundry? More accurately, WHO does the laundry in your house? Do … Read More about How Does Your Family Do Laundry?
Have you ever rented maternity workwear? Have you ever wanted to? If you’re a mom-to-be who doesn’t really want to buy a lot of clothing for your pregnancy — especially if you’re planning to only have one kid, or you haven’t decided how many kids you’ll have — many companies now give the option to … Read More about 4 Companies That Rent Maternity Workwear
For this week’s installment of our Week in the Life of a Working Mom series, I’m happy to introduce CorporetteMoms reader J, who lives in sub-Saharan Africa with her husband and son and was works as a technical expert for a large international institution. Our usual caveat applies: Please remember that this is is a real person who has … Read More about Week in the Life: Technical Expert in Sub-Saharan Africa
It’s that time of year, ladies — let’s share favorite tips for packing school lunches. Who does it: you, your partner, or your caregiver? (Or your child?!?) Have you adopted any favorite hacks or tricks to simplify it? Are you on “Team Everything Must Be Reusable” or on “Team Prepackaged Preportioned Foods are Great” (or … Read More about Tips for Packing School Lunches
Here’s a question for you: who does breakfast in your house? You? Your partner? Your caregiver? How much variety do your kids have for breakfast, and — with the huge abundance of high sugar / high calorie breakfasts for kids — how strict are you in what they’re allowed to have? Calories and sugar are … Read More about Breakfast and the Working Mom
For this week’s installment of our Week in the Life of a Working Mom series, I’m happy to introduce CorporetteMoms reader Meredith, who lives in Georgia with her husband and four sons and was working as a trial lawyer when she shared her week with us. Our usual caveat applies: Please remember that this is is a real person who … Read More about Week in the Life of a Working Mom: Trial Lawyer in Georgia
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
With Labor Day almost here (I swear I just turned my wall calendar page to August … and now it’s already time to buy a PTSA calendar), we thought we would share some family staycation tips. For those of you ran out of time to plan a Labor Day trip or just decided to relax … Read More about Family Staycation Tips: How to Make the Most of Lazy Long Weekends