Working Mother

Magazine covering topics of importance to career-committed mothers.

Articles from Vol. 31, No. 4, May

2008 Best Green Companies for America's Children
We salute last year's Best Green Companies, listed below. Turn the page to read about this year's winners.AVEDABURT'S BEESDELLDISCOVERY COMMUNICATIONSGENERAL MOTORSHERMAN MILLERTHE HOME DEPOTHONDAIBMJOHNSON & JOHNSONLINDA LOUDERMILKNAUPEPSICOPNC...
Bright Baby Talk
You know that talking and singing as much as you can to your baby helps her develop language skills so that one day, usually around that first birthday, you'll delight in hearing her first words. How can you do her the most good?Babies start to understand...
Bring on Brunch!
cookbook of the monthIf you want to drop pounds and pick up energy at the same time, The Powerfood Cookbook, with its array of delicious, easy-to-prepare and low-fat recipes, can help. Authors Rachael Anne Hill and Tamsin Burnett-Hall bring their combined...
Do-It-Yourself to Dollars
Does your hobby have the potential to be a viable business? Here's some advice from Donna Maria Coles Johnson, founder of the Indie Beauty Network (indiebusinessblog.com), a trade organization representing more than 650 women who have turned a pastime...
Get Ready for Work
Lucky for you, you love what you do. So when it comes to career chatter, your tenth grader knows the lowdown: Hard work, dedication and passion help you excel. But is that-coupled with a good education-enough in this ultracompetitive world? If what we...
Green Daughter
Julia has always been a nature girl. When she was 3, she would cry to go outside in all weather, at all hours. At 5, she took mud baths in our neighbor's pond and picked pet snails out of the stream. When the remnants of a hurricane blew into Chappaqua,...
Hobby Shop
My story: As a stay-at-home mom of three with an unused law degree, I was searching for something that my carpooling, lunch-making, school-volunteering days were not offering me: a creative outlet. I found it in my kitchen cabinet, right where I store...
I Go Hojo
STEP 1REMEMBER TO STOCK YOUR EMERGENCY FUNDKirsten is unsure how much maternity leave she'll take before returning to work, so the couple could be living on one salary for several months. Experts like Laura Wagner, a private wealth advisor with Ameriprise...
Keeping Track
It took a bit of wrangling, but you've made arrangements for your grade schooler to be in responsible hands while you're at work: afterschool care on Mondays; grandparents on Tuesdays and Wednesdays; a caregiver during late-night Thursday meetings; at...
Letters
Solo-Mom SaluteIt's certainly not easy to be a young single parent in today's world, especially in Los Angeles. When I read your story about Johanna Allio, I became so proud of someone I've never even met. I know a few new single moms, and I plan on...
My Mom, the Optimist
My mom always said "yes" when I was growing up. Sleepovers, piano lessons, ice cream, a dog, a cat. The answer was always the same. When, at age 5,1 decided I would become an Olympic ice-skater, my mom promptly took me for lessons. At 16,1 wanted to...
Opting Out?
Before she became pregnant, Lori Mukoyama, 33,. had been working at a hectic Chicago ad agency. "I'd always thought I would go right back after maternity leave," she says. But shortly before the end of her three-month leave, a former employer she'd dropped...
Q: Our 3-Year-Old Refuses to Eat at the Table. What Can We Do?
A: Preschoolers are often a confusing mix of baby and big kid. During mealtimes, your child may want to be part of the family but probably isn't able to tolerate sitting for extended periods. He may resist staying in his high chair but may climb out...
Solutions
Lost and Found Directionally challenged? Consider downloading Trimble Outdoors' GPS application ($6 per month, trimbleoutdoors.com) on your BlackBerry. If Il help you navigate hiking and camping trips or a trek to a chic eatery when traveling.Window...
The Quiet Struggle
Kristina Chew teaches with her cell phone on. More than once over the years it's flashed in the middle of a lecture with the number of her son's school, prompting her to pack her things and rush to her car to pick up Charlie, now 10, who was diagnosed...
THE RELUCTANT Environmentalist
Want to do more for Mother Nature but don't have time for something as involved as, say, installing solar panels or making biofuel? Join the too-busy-to-be-green club. Yes, we should all aim to take great strides to help save the environment, but with...
This Is How She Does It
JULIE HUDAK39, president of TEIS (Therapeutic Early Intervention Services), Pittsburgh; mom to Benjamin, 6, Lillian, 4, and Sarah, 2The keeper of hundreds of heartbreaking stories, Julie Hudak sees her job as ensuring happy endings. Cut to Margie Kondrich....
TOP MOMS from the Top 10
Baptist Health South Florida * Denise Harris, chief nursing officer, Baptist Outpatient Services; Nicolas, 14, and Tatiana, 12When my children were younger, they went to school at the on-site Baptist Health children's center, so I was able to visit them....
When a Pet Dies
The Instant you brought that tiny fur ball home from the shelter, your dog became a fixture in your son's life-his best friend while you've been at the office. But illness caused her to be put to sleep. You've tried to explain why his pal is no longer...
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