What are your laziest/smartest mom hacks? What are your best tips for getting stuff done around the house in “unperfect” ways? Some readers seemed miffed by my posts on photo organization and organizing kids’ clothes — but I am faaaar from perfect, and hate to give that impression. (Sorry, ladies!) Of course I’m going to write a … Read More about Your Laziest Mom Hacks
Are you an “equal parent” with your partner? What steps did you take to make that happen — and what happened organically?
2017 Update: We still stand by this advice on what should moms register for baby clothes— links have also been updated below. Welcome to installment three of our registry for working moms: general baby clothes. What should new moms register for clothes for their baby? Which are your favorite brands and types of baby clothing — and have … Read More about Registry: Baby Clothes
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
What clothes best hide a baby bump — particularly if it’s your second child and you feel like you’re showing before you’d like to share the news? We’ve talked here about how to work through your first trimester — and over at Corporette we’ve talked about ways to hide a baby bump — but it’s been far … 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.
Welcome to installment two of our registry for working moms: the best cribs and other sleepgear. What should new moms register for baby gear and more? Which are your favorite pieces of baby gear — and have they changed through the months and years with kids? We’ve already talked about carseats and strollers, and now … Read More about The Registry: Cribs and Sleepgear
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
Are you the parent of a child with special needs? How has that affected your career — and your family? Editor Kate Antoniades weighs in… Being a parent of a child with special needs — whether that means congenital heart problems, or life-threatening food allergies, or autism spectrum disorder — often means “more.” More doctor’s appointments. … Read More about Working Parents and Kids with Special Needs
Update: We still stand by this advice on the best work clothes for pumping milk, but you may also want to check out our new page on tips for pumping at the office. This threadjack also includes a lot of great advice from working moms about which clothes they wore to pump at the office. Ladies, … Read More about The Best Clothes for Pumping: A Poll
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, … Read More about The Parents’ Budget: How Your Budget Changes After Becoming a Parent