Working Mother2 min readFood & Wine
6 Simple and Delicious Fall Recipes for Busy Weekdays
With fall well underway, it's time to enjoy all things pumpkin spice. But for working moms, finding the time to track down your favorite seasonal foods can be difficult. Now you don't have to. Tieghan Gerard, the blogger and cookbook author behind Ha
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I Was a Disorganized Mess of a Working Mom. Then, I Started Using That to My Advantage
Me and my daughter Susie. Courtesy I did almost everything wrong as a working mother. This mother-plus-job thing was NOT for me. It was for all those other working mothers. It was for mothers who were organized and kept lists and were hyper-disciplin
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The 10 Best Apps to Help You Split the Mental Load with Your Spouse
Working moms juggle a ton of daily tasks, and just keeping up with everything is a job in and of itself. Call it the mental load or emotional labor or household management—if you’re tired of being the CEO of your family and want to start splitting mo
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I'd Rather Have an Hour to Myself at Night Than More Sleep, Thanks
Hear that beautiful sound? It's silence. And it's exactly what I need for a little while every day. iStock If there’s one thing every working mom has in common, it’s that we’re exhausted. Depleted. Bone tired. Dead on our feet. And yet, many of us ar
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20 Things You Didn't Realize Were Practice for Working Motherhood
While nothing can fully prepare you for the chaos and exhaustion that is working motherhood, many seemingly unrelated experiences from your past can actually ease the transition to this oh-so-special phase of existence. Those mean girls from the high
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Ryan Reynolds and 'Paw Patrol' Facing Off on Instagram is Social Media Perfection
Celebrity parents may not have to deal with all of the struggles that regular working parents face on a daily basis, but there is one great equalizer moms and dads suffer through no matter what: the Paw Patrol theme song. The show itself is fine and
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30 Great Holiday Gifts for Every Mom in Your Life
We may live in different cities. We may be seasoned pros raising unruly teenagers, or freshly-minted moms with newborns. We may wear tailored suits to a corporate office, or work from home in our pajamas. But there’s one thing all working moms have i
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The 1 Question You Must Bring Up Next Time You Meet with Your Manager
In a one-on-one with your boss, make sure you talk about where you see yourself in the future. Photo: iStock Job hopping can be a valuable means of career growth; there’s no denying that working in different roles and in different environments can he
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My Sick Baby Proved That Backup Childcare is the Perk Working Moms Really Need
Some companies have nurses who can care for your sick children while you work. Photo: iStock Barely one month of daycare had passed before my baby, Zachary, developed a fever that would keep him out of the center. As these things always do, his sickn
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From Family Farm to Corporate Leadership, Mentors Gave Her Confidence and Courage
Rhonda Cottingham learned from her mentors and now helps others, including working moms Courtesy of Rhonda Cottingham Editor's Note: This article is part of a series featuring working women who've had a big impact, developed in partnership with multi
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Dad's Tribute to His Breadwinning Wife is the Most Touching Thing Online Right Now
Jim's wife, Tracy, with one of their sons. Courtesy Before I wrote this piece, I had to set a reminder for myself to hug and kiss my wife, Tracy, as soon as I saw her and for our two sons, James and Christian, to do the same. Tracy and I are private,
Working Mother7 min readPsychology
20 Simple Ways a Working Mom Can Improve Her Marriage
Get ready to bring your relationship back to its glory days. Photo: iStock Marriage is hard no matter how full your full-time job is. So hard, sometimes, that we wake up and wonder why we signed that damn piece of paper in the first place. Working mo
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Heartbroken Mom is Warning Other Parents After Son Dies from Choking Game
A Colorado mom is spreading the word about a dangerous game after her son's death last week. Tia Bodkins, from Elizabeth, CO, last saw her 11-year-old son Carson alive and well when she sent him to his room to pack for a family trip. Ten minutes late
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5 Simple Ways to Make Life Easier for Your Sensitive Kid
There are things you can do to help prevent meltdowns. Photo: iStock Jayden, an active preschooler, loves the playground. After a few minutes, he’s so revved up that he starts running around, bulldozes over other children in his path, and then digs i
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Working Mom's Treasure Hunt Trick for Easing Business Travel Guilt is Pure Genius
Carol with her three children when they were younger Courtesy During most of my time at Alberto Culver, a large beauty and lifestyle product conglomerate, I was raising three kids as I rose through the ranks, eventually becoming executive chair. I ha
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Pregnant Women Are Losing Their Babies on the Job and Many Employers Don’t Care
Lifting and bending are associated with an increased risk of miscarriage, but supervisors are denying their pregnant reports' requests for lighter loads. iStock If a pregnant woman in a physically demanding job requests lighter duty, does her employe
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Am I Still a Working Mom If I No Longer Have a Paid Role?
I don't collect a paycheck anymore, but I'm just as busy as ever, keeping up with my family. Ellenore Angelidis I always knew I would be a working mom. My mom had stayed home with all of us and watching the consequences of those choices shaped my vie
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Two People Entered the Wrong House and Cleaned It, and Working Moms Everywhere Are Jealous
In perhaps the most stereotypically Canadian home invasion of all time, two professional cleaners in Nova Scotia accidentally entered and cleaned the wrong house last Thursday—leaving it spotless. According to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)
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Kristen Bell's Snow White Apple Question Could Protect Your Kids from Predators
With stories like the sex abuse scandal involving the U.S. gymnastics team making headlines in recent years—former gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar was accused and eventually convicted of abusing multiple young women—the discussion of consent with our
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The 14 Best New Strollers for Working Moms in 2019
Between work, errands and fun around town, you’re constantly on the go. That’s why a dependable stroller is a must-have. The latest models to hit the market are sure to entice working moms, with innovations that save space, time and energy. For moms
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10 Safe-to-Eat Cookie-Dough Recipes Because Dammit, You Deserve This
Whenever you make a fresh batch of cookies, it can be more than a little tempting to sneak a spoonful of the dough. But due to the health risks involved, eating raw cookie dough is ill-advised. Olivia Hops, the founder of online dessert shop Unbaked:
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'How Do I Look Like a Team Player if I Leave Work Before Everyone Else?'
You can still be a great co-worker even if you have to get out of the office by 5 p.m. Photo: iStock The best thing to do: Be upfront and honest with them. Tell them your schedule and explain why it’s nonnegotiable, in most cases. If your work calend
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Teen Baked Her Grandfather's Ashes into Sugar Cookies for Her Classmates
“She told me there's a special ingredient in the cookie," said one of her classmates. iStock If you are what you eat, then a group of high school students in California received some disturbing news when they were told by a classmate they’d eaten coo
Working Mother4 min readPsychology
4 Ways to Solve Your Money Problems Without Fighting With Your Spouse
Set up a time for the two of you to focus on finance. Photo: iStock Money talk can take a relationship from calm waters to feeling completely on the rocks in no time flat. Maybe your significant other has a little more (OK, a lot more) debt than he o
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6 Maternity Leave Myths People NEED to Stop Spreading
Make sure to speak with your employer beforehand so you know what your company's policy is. Photo: iStock As an expecting mom, you have many things to consider, and a lot of advice thrown your way. Some of that advice may include what to expect durin
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Serena Williams' Post-Kid Living Room Realization is So Freaking Relatable
Ever since having daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. last year, Serena Williams has been candid about her experiences with pregnancy and motherhood. From revealing how she almost died during childbirth to discussing mom guilt, Serena doesn't hold ba
Working Mother4 min readFood & Wine
5 Fast and Easy Dinners Your Kids Will Love to Eat AND Cook
Do your kids want to get more involved in the kitchen? Now they can with the recipes collected in Tiffany Dahle's The Ultimate Kids' Cookbook: Fun One-Pot Recipes Your Whole Family Will Love! Inside you will find simple yet delicious recipes with ins
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To the Stay-At-Home Mom Who Reads Working Mother Articles
Do you have a full-time job? No? Then, you might not like what you read here. Meredith Bodgas You’re scrolling through your social media feed and see an article that captures your attention. The title instantly informs you that it’s about mothers who
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Why A Disney Wonder Cruise Is The Perfect Way To Explore Alaska As A Family
Planning a family vacation means different things for different moms. Bonding, relaxation, great food and cultural experiences are worthy goals but often seem tough to achieve in a single vacation. As the kids get older, deciding how to allocate our
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'How Do I Offer Suggestions to My Company in an Exit Interview?'
Your exit interview is the perfect time to let the company know where it can improve. Photo: iStock Before you bring up your beef, ask yourself why you want to give feedback during the meeting, says career transition coach Jane Scudder. “The answer t
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