Working Mother

Magazine covering topics of importance to career-committed mothers.

Articles from Vol. 37, No. 4, June/July

A Clear Vision
It was easy for me as an optician to call around to friends in the industry for the cutest and comfiest specs when my daughter, erin, almost 2 at the time, needed glasses. But nothing fit her. you see, erin has Down syndrome. i made a drawing of the...
All Fired Up
Grilled Watermelon and Tomato SaladServes 10 to 14 * Prep Time 10 minutes, plus 1 hour chilling time * Cook Time 6 minuteswatermelon is often the afterthought, served come dessert time. in this recipe, it grills up as the star player to kick offthe meal.Make-Ahead...
Champions for Change
This year's winning companies use diversity education and advancement programs to make sure that women of color are welcomed, nurtured and promoted to the highest levels.allstate insuranceNorthbrook, ILChairman, PrESidEnt & CEOThomas WilsonP, ChiEf...
Cheers to the Advertising Working Mothers of the Year!
Top moms in adverTisingWorking Mother Media joins Advertising Women of New York in celebrating its 2014 Advertising Working Mothers of the Year.1. Barbara Ross Miller, Sony Electronics, with son Ross. 2. Erin Quintana, J3, with sons Dylan and Gavin....
Flexed to the Max?
You're all for workplace flexibility: Your employees work from home or adjust hours to meet family or personal needs. But now a staffer wants even more schedule shifting-and you have concerns for the health of your business. Take the lead in talking...
Go Green
These yummy summer salads will get even little kids to eat their veggies. Simply mix up favorite greens, put a heaping handful on each plate, and top with one of these salad/dressing combos. Got a picky toddler? Try wilting the greens and chopping all...
Judge Not
I like to think of myself as non-judge-y, even though I'm sure I judge all too often. Lately, I've been ruminating on this old chestnut: "Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about."I've used this mantra to better survive the rush...
Make a Splash!
Pack up your swimsuits and head for the sea- or the pool-to enjoy a host of water activities offered at these sunny destinations.KEY LOCATIONHawks Cay Resort & Villas, Duck Key, FLLocated right in the middle of the Florida Keys (no passport required),...
Men Need Flex, Too
Three years ago, I made the transition from a decade as a work-at-home writer/editor to a five-day-a-week office job as a social media manager/content strategist. Before I went all W-2, I dropped off and picked up my kids daily and spent tons of time...
Mom with a Message
Veronica Mars, the movie, was released in March, thanks to record-fast funding via Kickstarter. What is it that garners such fan loyalty?Verinica represents justice to a lot of people. She is an outcast who is always fighting for the underdog-and her...
My Little Klepto
She had the face of an angel: pink skin, a sweet smile and two short, curly, blond pigtails sticking up from the top of her head. She even wore a silver glitter halo for halloween one year. But my little girl was no angel.One day, when melissa was nearly...
Pipelines and Promise
Having a diverse workforce at all levels is essential for companies that want to innovate and grow. At the 2014 Best Companies for Multicultural Women, efforts to ensure that women of color are among the decision-makers start even before they're hired.1....
Saving Face
1. Make Up For Ever Aqua Smoky Extravagant Waterproof Mascara will keep lashes looking intense even on the hottest-or rainiest-of days ($24, sephora.com).2. Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation moisturizes but doesn't slip offthe skin ($62, kohgendocosmetics.com).3....
Sizzling Summer Style
What to wear when it's sweltering out and frigid in the office? We've got outfits to help you beat the heat and quell the chill-featuring the season's hottest trends.When mixing and matching different textures and prints, start with a color family (like...
The Last Word
Whenever I speak on the advancement of women, I bring up the issues faced by women of color.Wage gap? While white women earn 78 cents to every dollar white men make, African American women earn 64 cents and Latinas earn 53 cents. Only Asian women do...
The Real Cost.Of Family Vacations
For working moms, family getaways are essential times of r&r and kid bonding. But good ones don't just happen: they require advance planning, budgeting and creative scheduling. the payoffs, though, are palpable: "Some of the greatest family memories...
(Under the Sea)
For a smart family sojourn, head to one of more than 100 u.s. aquariums. here are three we love.Georgia aquarium (atlanta, Ga)There are abundant sea-life riches at the world's largest aquarium-up to 120,000 fish and other creatures. the newest exhibit,...
Weekend: TAKE 5
1 SCREEN SCENEMaleficent The iconic villain from Sleeping Beauty is back with her own version of the tale, compellingly portrayed by mom of six Angelina Jolie. While growing up, the goodnatured young woman suffers a betrayal that turns her heart to stone....
Workday: FROM THE CORNER OFFICE
RETAIL THERAPYTHE MOMKristina SalenCFO of EtsyTHE SPOUSEDaniel BernsteinTHE KIDSJules, 11, and Arlo, 8LIVES INBrooklyn, NYMY JOBAs CFO since last year of an online marketplace with one million vendors of handmade goods, my job is to help others do. I'm...
You Know the Type
We working mothers know we're moms first-and because we have so much on our plates, we have to be as efficient as possible. That often includes the way we wrangle our kids. Still, parenting can make even the best-intentioned of us a bit...well, intense...
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