Last time we talked about summer recipes for working moms, we highlighted simple things like quinoa salads, pizza w/store-bought crusts, egg salad sandwiches, hummus pita sandwiches, and more (like Kat’s suggestion of tequila lime chicken). Today we thought we’d shift the focus a bit and discuss the best dishes for working moms to bring to … Read More about Easy Dishes to Bring to Summer Parties
Here’s a question for you: how has your summer workwear changed after having kids? What does professional summertime fashion for moms LOOK like for you? For example: white pants for work — are those a no after kids because they’re too hard to keep clean? Do you find you prefer flats or other comfortable commuting … Read More about Professional Summertime Fashion for Moms
It’s the season for outdoor water fun — swimming, running through sprinklers, etc. — so we thought it would be a good time to ask: Do you let your kids play with water guns and other toy weapons, such as Nerf guns? For his birthday last year, my son got one of those giant, Super … Read More about Do You Let Your Kids Play With Water Guns (or, What Toys Don’t You Let Your Kids Play With?)?
Ladies, let’s talk about sun protection strategies for kids — do you sunscreen them up before daycare or school? Only if told to, either by policy or special direction? I was just thinking about this a week or so ago: does anyone else feel guilty if your kid gets a farmer’s tan, i.e. bronzed forearms … Read More about Sun Protection Strategies for Kids
When readers took the survey a while back, many of you noted that you wanted to see more recipes for working moms. Recipes aren’t really my forte (I cook a lot of the same, easy weeknight dinners on repeat) but we’ve started including recipes in our weekly news roundups. Today, let’s have a proper recipe open … Read More about Recipe Open Thread: Give Us Your Best Summer Recipes for Working Moms!
Now that the school year is almost over (um, how?), it’s a good time to ask the readers this question: Do you typically change your work schedule for summer — or your childcare schedule for summer? If your kid goes to a typical childcare center, you may not have to deal with any summer schedule changes, … Read More about Do You Change Your Work Schedule for Summer?
Summer schedules are already starting to be released, so I thought it might be good today to talk about how you take care of activity scheduling for kids — what are your best activity scheduling tips for moms, dads, and other caregivers? Do you use an Excel spreadsheet to schedule your kids’ activities, like I … Read More about Activity Scheduling Tips for Moms: How to Easily Plan Summer Schedules and Beyond
New parents learn very quickly that going anywhere with a baby requires a lot of “stuff.” If you’re going out to dinner and bringing a diaper bag packed with supplies, that’s not so bad, but family vacations are another story. If your destination is nowhere near friends or relatives with baby gear that you can … Read More about Three Companies That Rent Baby Gear for Travel
What are your best tips for renting a vacation house or Airbnb with kids, ladies? Whether you’re doing Airbnb, VRBO, or another sort of rental, planning and executing the trip can feel like a full-time job in and of itself. I shared a vacation horror story a week or so ago on Corporette — we rented a small … Read More about 3 Tips for Using Airbnb — with Kids
I don’t know about you guys, but I got a lot more into hats after I became a mom (and wish I had during my first pregnancy — I didn’t realize how important sun protection was back then!). Running around outside, pushing a stroller, hanging out at the playground — all of this just put … Read More about Everyone Thursday: Straw Topper Fedora
Happy Fourth of July – almost! One of the things that always strikes me as interesting is how “free time” has totally changed since having kids — and long weekends in particular look very different, at least for me. When I was working crazy hours in Big Law, a long weekend used to mean that I … Read More about Long Weekends and Parenthood