Working Mother

Magazine covering topics of importance to career-committed mothers.

Articles from Vol. 34, No. 8, November

A Family Affair
The spicy actress quips and cooks with her famiglia on the second season of her TV show.Tell us about your show, Extra Virgin, on the Cooking Channel.My husband, gabriele [corcos], and i create the recipes, and i write the fun comedic sketches to drive...
Buy Some Time
Like a lot of us, maria bailey is as hands-on with home chores as with work to-dos. no wonder the co-founder of BlueSuit Mom.com and mother of four often saw weekends gulped up by grocery shopping, laundry and vacuuming. tight budgets aside, at times...
"Can I Have a New Room, Mom?"
Your kid has been begging you to redecorate her bedroom since she grew out of her toddler bed. Think you don't have time? What if we said you could make it happen in a weekend? It's true, and we've got the expert tips and hot products you need. Best...
Computer Kids
You want to keep your little one busy while you finish up some research for a big meeting tomorrow, but is he too young for the internet? Focus on what's developmentally appropriate, says Sara Dewitt, vice president of PbS kiDS interactive. And don't...
Evening: PHEW!
A New ViewTo gain a fresh perspective on your neighborhood-and your life-slip on your walking shoes and set out for a sunset stroll. But this time use a camera, or a frame made from your fingers, to see things differently. Catch the clinquant light streaming...
HAVE A BETTER Evening
Helping HandsYou don't have to fly solo for Turkey Day prep. Festive table decorations are the perfect kid-friendly task.1 Place MatsYour child can create a table setting for each guest with cardboard, crayons, magazine scraps and/or old greeting cards.2...
HAVE A BETTER Morning
58% of working moms' husbands help with the morning routine.Source: workingmother.com/pollsHubby has my coffee ready and I do the rest!-Linda arceo, via FacebookSHORT CUTTired of spending precious time pinning button-down shirts to avoid a gaping bustline?...
HAVE A BETTER Weekend
Saturday means nap time -for Mommy.- MARA KEVENVIA FACEBOOKSMART STAT34% of people shopped online during Black Friday last year, as opposed to 29% in 2009.Source: National Retail FederationGifts and GabMake your holiday shopping mood merrier by turning...
HAVE A BETTER Workday
Blog BiteWhen it's time to move on to a new job, focus on what you want next, not what you are trying to escape from today. you already know why you don't like where you are. Dig deep to find out what will inspire you at the next gig.-StePhanie Lema,...
Holiday Shortcuts
Cooking up a thanksgiving feast can be fun, but when you have to work until 7 p.m. the night before, the mere idea of doing it all can make you crazy just thinking about it. Are takeout shortcuts legal? sure, says Gretchen paules, vp of marketing for...
In the News
Saturday MorningMy work schedule is four days-Saturday, Sunday, wednesday, thursday. i anchor all the weekend shows. rosie comes with me to work on Saturdays. we get up at 3 a.m. and leave a bit after 4. i bring something to microwave for breakfast....
Mommy Food Bloggers: THANKSGIVING
We've gathered tasty and terrific recipes for your holiday table from some amazing online mom chefs. Let's eat!Perfect Roast TurkeyServes 8 * Prep Time 20 minutes, plus sitting and resting time * Cook Time 13 to 31 hoursThis is less a recipe and more...
Morning: GET OUT THE DOOR
Mood MakeoverYour kids throw a collective "I don't want to get up!" tantrum, putting you in a bad mood. To release your steam and offset morning mishaps: Find the light. Stand in a sunny spot in your home for just a few moments to absorb the brightness...
Morning: HEALTHY CHILD
Kid Carpal TunnelToo much tech time and your child may be at risk for carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), a repetitive-motion injury that causes strain on the wrists' tendons and nerves. Keep CTS at bay-for your child and you by:Staying level.Most computer...
Morning: WAKE UP
No time for dry cleaning? switch out your fragrance for clean cotton t-shirt eau de parfum to smell freshly laundered all day ($38, sephora.com).SAVVY SWAPSTo break the junk-food-only breakfast habit, tempt your child with homemade versions of processed...
Now Playing
AGES 0-2Clockwise from top: There'll be high-flying fun with rio Talking Plush Pal Blu ($60, amazon.com); customize Build-a-Bear Happy Feet Chillin erik to your tot's taste ($23, buildabear.com); Tigger organic Cotton eco Plush is both bouncy and green...
On the Road Again
We all know there's no place like home, so it's no wonder you toss and turn a bit when you're traveling for work. but don't give up hope-or sleep: You can actually tweak your trip environment to encourage better rest. "Four major factors affect sleeping...
Picture-Perfect Vacations
UNLOCK YOUR SPIRIT IN THE FLORIDA KEYSHawks Cay Resort, Duck Key, FL Amid a luscious saltwater lagoon and five swimming pools, this spot is ideal for soaking up the Florida sun. For kids: camps for ages 5 to 17; nature trail hikes; swimming; snorkeling;...
The Choices We Make
I'm writing this at the end of a very long week on a very late worknight that still doesn't want to end. honestly, these are the moments when i know that work life balance is a myth-in fact, i don't even like that phrase. For me, it's instead about work...
The Choices We Make
Like any mother, rita ross has her share of tough moments. there's the morning scramble to get to her new York city classroom, the multiplying piles of student essays to grade, the desire to make the most of the hours she spends with her 2-year-old daughter,...
The Last Word
I love putting working moms in the spotlight. Not just because they deserve to tell their stories, air their opinions and voice their needs, but also because they get way too little public attention. Their powerful stories can change your life!My favorite...
Weekend: CATCH UP
Phone Time Your Great-Aunt Edna isn't into Facebook, but she does want to talk...and talk. to control calls sans rudeness: Set time limits. say, "it's so nice to hear from you, but i only have twenty minutes," says crystal Rockwood, a trainer with the...
Weekend: QUALITY TIME
Giving BackSpend some mommy-and-me time volunteering this season. "Actively showing kindness to your community will make a lasting impact on your child," says Amy wickstrom, PhD, of MoreThanAToy.com. to get started:Find the right project.Consider your...
We're Thankful
Sure, our families, jobs and health mean the most to us. But this holiday season, we're also grateful for our favorite beauty products."Need to cover under-eye circles and other trouble spots? This concealer is the best I've used."Barbara Turvett, Deputy...
Workday: WHY I WORK
I worked as an investment banker and prior to that as a management consultant for years before i decided to follow my passion for wine.I took classes for fun while working at merrill Lynch-movie production, boxing and wine. i really loved the wine class,...
Working Mothers of the Year
Sandy Boller-BilbreyDirector, Scripps Alcohol and Drug recovery Program, Scripps healthHometown: Lakeside, CAMom to careth, 36; John, 31; Josh, 30; christopher, 29; Scott, 26; Zack, 26; heather, 22; Ana 15; karla, 13; vanessa, 10; Yessenia, 9After raising...
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