Working Mother

Magazine covering topics of importance to career-committed mothers.

Articles from Vol. 30, No. 3, April

2007 Best Small Companies
Good things do come in small packages-and our winning companies prove it. The 25 small businesses that gained a spot on our second annual list are thriving, as well as thrilling in their work/life ways. That's how they won our vote, through their commitment...
April Solutions
earth dayFume Fund You turn off the lights, recycle soda cans and opt for paper over plastic. But your eco-consciousness has come to a fork in the road: What with multiple car seats, soccer gear and an expanding carpool, you simply need that SUV. Now...
Entrepreneur MOM AWARDS
We honor three moms who've turned their unique ideas into businesses that make a real difference-in their communities, across the country and worldwide.SIGN OF THE TIMESRACHEL DE AZEVEDO COLEMAN, 32, MOTHER OF LEAH, 10, AND LUCY, 6, AND COFOUNDER OF...
Festive Spring Suppers
cookbook of the monthBritish chef and award-winning cookbook author FRAN WARDE lives with two top recipe testers: her sons. With their help, she's turned home cooking Into an art-and we get to sample some of It by way of her beautifully presented cookbook...
Franchise Me
Bette Fetter's business began with eight small children and a passel of colored pencils scattered across the table in her Elgin, IL, kitchen. It was 1988, and Bette, an artist and stay-at-home mom of four, began offering children's art classes as a way...
Great Adventures!
SARASOTA FloridaChannel your inner Indiana Jones and take a walk on the wild side of this Gulf Coast hot spot: Paddle through alligator-filled waters, see dolphins in the wild, canoe through mangrove-lined waterways or hunt for fossils on sugary white...
Mom Inc
For Los Angeles mom Deborah Welsh, the prospect of working in Canada for three months, separated from her kids, convinced her finally to leave her corporate job and open Ethel, a clothing store. For Michelle Dawes, it was her boss's negative comments...
Money Makeovers
Top financial advisors teach three moms smart investment strategies that can help you move closer to financial freedom, too.Like so many of us, Lisa Glover makes a lot of the right money moves. This 40-year-old single mom pays her bills on time, puts...
My Entrepreneur Mom
My mother dreamed of starting her own company as a young girl reading Maida's Little Shop, about a spirited child who goes into business for herself. So when my mom, Miriam, . came up with a great idea for a small business, she ran with it. She's one...
Perks That Work
Early one morning last year, Lisa Andersen, a mom of four and recruitment team leader at OpTech LLC, snuck off with several colleagues for a very atypical meeting. Instead of heading to a conference room to discuss a project, they gathered at a local...
The Numbers Game
Chances are your grade schooler has declared what she aspires to be in life-doctor, astronaut, professor, artist. While her ambitions will likely change, one thing she'll need for just about any career is a solid foundation in math, says David Klein,...
This Is How She Does It
If you ask Shannon Brouillette what she's like-as a mom, as a wife, as a business owner-she'll answer you modestly. She'll tell you she feels guilty about not being there for every one of her 4- and 6-year-old sons' school events, when all the other...
Too Tiny to Discipline?
You're back to work and settled into a routine with your baby-feeding, sleeping, quality time, child care, schedules and all. But soon your innocent babe is all personality and pluck, crawling and getting into things, grabbing at the window shades and...
What a Gift!
At preschool pickup, you've noticed your child uses a lot more words and complete sentences than her peers. On the way home, she runs your mind ragged with questions and wants to know how to do everything. And oh, that wild imagination! Precocious, yes,...
You Said It
Keep It RealI really responded to the ideas expressed in the article "Keeping It Real" [December/January]. We should all be true to ourselves in the workplace. We'll never be happy spending our lives denying who we are and trying to fit someone else's...
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