Working Mother

Magazine covering topics of importance to career-committed mothers.

Articles from Vol. 33, No. 2, February/March

Beat Belly Bloat
DRINK WATERSurprisingly, water actually helps flush extra fluid from your body (especially useful when you've got PMS). Try adding lemon, since citrus is thought to soothe your stomach.SKIP THE SODAAvoid carbonated beverages as much as possible. All...
Boost Cell Safety
You're racking up the minutes on your mobile phone - conference calls for work, playdate plans, gossip with the girls. But is that safe? Maybe not, according to a large analysis of cell phone studies done by the Environmental Working Group. Cell phones...
Destinaton: FABULOUS!
What revs up your family-vacation mojo? Whether it's the sea or the desert, mountains or valleys, we've cherry-picked a geographical buffet of affordable travel ops sure to delight.At the beach...CEiBADELMAR BEACH & SPA RESORT, PUERTO MORELOS, RIVIERA...
Easy as Pie
Carolyn Bennett's Grandmother's Key Lime PieMAKES One 9-inch pie * PREP TIME 10 minutes * COOK TIME 15 minutes, plus cooling and chill timeThis tart, tangy and ultimately tempting dessert originated in Key West and Is now the official Florida state pie....
Got Stress, Baby?
Your baby is crying and cranky (hmmm, you are, too), so you rub her back and belly- having read so much about the calming effects of infant massage. But with a little more stimulus, that massage can really do wonders in soothing your infant.Fussy, stressed...
History in the Making
Dear Elizabeth Cady Stanton:Congratulations! It looks like you will finally be getting a proper home in Washington, DC. U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney of New York City successfully sponsored the bill to erect the National Women's History Museum, which Joan...
If the Shoe Fits
We swoon over sandals, pine for a new pair of pumps and gladly skip lunch to attend a to-die-for shoe sale. But our kids, not so much. Even though they need new footwear every few months (lucky little creatures), they just don't grasp the sheer delight...
Is Online Learning for You?
This untethered approach to education suits many working moms who want to gain knowledge-and grow earnings-on their own timetable. BY M.R. KYLISSTUDYING VIA THE INTERNET helped Brenda DeHaan land the job she longed for without robbing her of time with...
Just Desserts
Eleni Gianopulos likes baking cookies - always has. But she never imagined that her whimsical treats shaped like designer shoes and baby carriages would morph into a multimillion-dollar business. The sweet secret to her success: "I didn't overthink it,"...
Kristi Yamaguchi
OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL WINNERfinds life off the ice exhilaratingthankstoherdaughtersand projects that range from contestant on Dancing with the Stars to special correspondent for Today during the Winter Olympic Games.What do you remember about winning the...
Labor Lite
Work is challenging enough when you're pregnant, but thoughts of labor and childbirth pain can send any mom-to-be intoasweat-inducing panic. One solution: hypnosis. Long used therapeutically in medicine and dentistry, hypnotherapyactually self-hypnosis...
Laugh out Loud
It's so important to take care of our health. My grandma started walking five miles a day when she was 60. She's 97 now, and we don't know where the heck she is.That Ellen DeGeneres joke always cracks me up - and you can find more funny bits by turning...
Lead On
You've barely had time to catch your breath in the rush from the office to the parent-teacher conference when you're informed- albeit gentlythat your middle schooler is the class clown and is pulling too much focus. Before you scold your budding comedian,...
Letters
february/march 2010Breaking New GroundYour report on changes in child custody was both heartbreaking and groundbreaking ["Custody Lost," December/January]. I was surprised to learn that judges may think women who work outside the home aren't available...
Lol
FUNNY JOKE FROM A FUNNY WOMAN"It's been about two months since IVe worked out. I just don't have the time. Which is. ..odd. Because I have the time to go out to dinner. And watch TV. And get a bone density test. And try to figure out what my phone number...
Majority Rules
Your 4-year-old's preschool class is cavorting in the snow when a few kids start chucking snowballs at a quiet boy off to the side. The rest soon follow, bombarding him until he runs off in tears. Think your child wouldn't join in? Think again.Even little...
Mean Grandma
Q My mom helps out with my kids because my husband and I work. But she's turned out to be more drill sergeant than doting grandma. How can I convince her to relax and spoil the kids a little?This is a tricky one. It's important to expose children to...
My In-Laws Wouldn't Leave
NEWLY MARRIED, MY husband, Deepak, and I were still unpacking all the boxes in our tiny onebedroom New York City apartment when we heard a knock on the door. His parents, Kashvi and Param, had flown in from their home in Mumbai, India, for what I thought...
Now and Then
WATCH ITMartha Speaks: Martha in the White House The intrepid talking dog teaches kids new words like "community"and "representative" in this two-part Presidents' Day PBS Kids special (premieres February 15; check listings). Alice in Wonderland Director...
Role Reversal
* ON A COLD, rainy November morning, Christine Fruehwirth's 5-year-old son showed up at preschool without a coat- or even a sweater. "The sweater was dirty," says Christine's husband, John. He also had taken their 7-year-old daughter out to run errands...
Small Slights Big Problems
When white colleagues saw Michelle Miller* talking with her coworker clique, some would joke, "That looks like trouble!" Michelle, an African American, and her friends, one African American and one Middle Eastern, laughed it off at first. But as the...
The Truth about Eczema
If your child's rash won't go away, she could have eczema. Seth J. Orlow, MD, a pediatric dermatologist at NYU Langone Medical Center, clears up myths about this condition.Myth Eczema is caused by an allergic reaction to certain foods.Fact Kids with...
Think outside the Box
For playthings with endless potential, hold on to large shipping boxes. Your kids will likely be just as impressed- if not more so- with these containers as they are with the toys and games and other stuff that come in them. Kick off some pretend play...
Triple Play
To nudge your kids off the couch, lead the way. That's how New York Yankees catcher Jorge Posada and his wife, Laura, help their kids stay active.BICYCLING There's nothing like gearing up the whole clan for a bike ride - the wind in your faces, the scenic...
When Kids Lie
From strategic fibs ("Daddy said I could watch another movie") to whoppers ("Someone stole my cell phone"), you're pretty sure your child has been lying lately. Sure, most kids lie. But the more they get away with it, the more they're likely to do it...
Why I Work
Julienne Kitumaini M'KasamiraLearning to make soap helped a mother of seven support her family in war-torn central Africa-and rediscover her self-worth.* I'm a proud wife and mother. Recently I've been able to give myself another title I'm proud of-...
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