Working Mother

Magazine covering topics of importance to career-committed mothers.

Articles from Vol. 37, No. 3, April/May

35 Years-The Long View!
This is a year of special occasions. We are celebrating 35 years of Working Mother magazine. Imagine! As we examine the choices made and being made by three generations of women in the workplace (see "A Mother's Work" on page 26), I can't help but look...
All in a Day's Bark
The job requirements: advanced "animal-to-human" translation skills, strong hands, steely nerves. With these, veterinarians handle life and death and everything in between. They work much as your physician does-dashing between patients, performing procedures...
A Mother's Work
Each night in 1983, after having cooked dinner, settled squabbles and checked homework, Michelle Cove's mother, Bobbi Silver, would switch to student mode. She'd tie a bandana, biker-style, on her head and hole up in the family's tiny guest room with...
Better Table Time
We all know that family dinners offer kids major benefits (from better grades to better behavior). But when busy work schedules, afterschool activities and myriad electronic distractions get in the way, how can we enjoy a meal together? Peggy Sapp, president...
Evening: BEDTIME
.Slumber Snacks You say it constantly: "The kitchen is closed!" Because the last thing you want to do is whip up meals at all hours. But a light bedtime snack can help kids sleep-especially if they're experiencing a growth spurt and need extra calories....
Evening: TAKE 5
1 SCREEN SCENERio 2 Blu and Jewel are back, now parents of three, in this 3D computer-animated film sequel. To teach their young about their wild roots, the family leaves city life and heads for the Amazon. Once there, they discover other blue macaws-including...
Expecting? Stay Strong
You're pregnant but afraid to tell-afraid you'll be passed over for a promotion, afraid you'll be given lower-impact assignments, afraid you'll be deemed less capable. The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 protects your rights, but things can still...
For Mom, with Love
kids in the mixBaked Eggs in TomatoesServes 4 * Prep Time 10 minutes * Cook Time 25 to 35 minutesThis dish combines elegance with ease, making it perfect for budding little chefs.Prep Tip If the cored tomatoes are watery, place them upside down on a...
Happy Anniversary!
We're celebrating 35 years at Working Mother, which has me looking back at what our founding editor, Vivian Cadden, was thinking about at our launch. Vivian's daughter was a new working mom, and as executive editor of McCall's, Vivian had gone looking,...
HAVE A BETTER Evening
Baby's Breath Your infant will breathe better and rest easy with the Duux Air Humidifier Mushroom, which sprays a cool mist with the flick of a rotary switch and acts as a nightlight. It's eco-friendly, too, using 80 percent less power than other misting...
HAVE A BETTER Morning
HOMEWORK IN THE A.M.?The long-prevailing wisdom has been that kids do homework after school and finish before they hit the sack. But one size rarely fits all, says Linda Sonna, PhD, author of The Homework Solution. Pint-size "morning people" and kids...
HAVE A BETTER Weekend
RAISE THE FLAGAdd some flavor and flair to your Memorial Day party with these easy menu and decorating ideas from event designer Brittany Schwaigert of GreyGrey Designs.Shrimp Fest Skip the standard burgers-and-fries fare and swap in a low-country shrimp...
HAVE A BETTER Workday
Save Those Squiggles Are your office doodles actually art? Give these workday inspirations the attention they deserve framed inside the InstantArt Notepad ($11 chroniclesbooks.com)TOWARD PAY TRANSPARENCYIt's no secret women earn less, on average, than...
Here's to Us!: HAPPY 35th ANNIVERSARY
Raise your glass and kick up your high heels: We've come a long way, baby! Over the past 35 years, Working Mother has blazed a trail of advocacy-from our 1979 launch to support millions of working moms, to cheerleading the Family and Medical Leave Act...
JENNIFER LOVE HEWITT: Baby Whisperer
With her new daughter lighting up her life and her new fashion maternity line hitting the racks this month, it's all about mommy love for this star of the big and small screens.Many of us first met Jennifer when she portrayed the adorable Sarah Reeves...
Morning: FROM THE CORNER OFFICE
FIRST RESORTTHE MOM Kim Schaefer, 47 CEO of Great Wolf ResortsTHE SPOUSE Dave SchaeferTHE KIDS Samantha, 19, and Max, 16LIVES in Madison, WlIN MY BAGChapStick Bed Bath & Beyond coupons-you never know when you'll need one A bottle of water A credit...
Morning: HEALTHY CHILD
First Aid RethinkA timeless fact: Kids fall down and get bumped and bloodied. And while some classic first aid remedies work, some don't, says Michael Patrick, MD, founder of pediacast.com. As for a lot of our moms' and grandmas' fixes, we probably healed...
The Big Switch
I didn't mean to put the tampons into my 7-year-old son's backpack, and I didn't mean to put his Fruit Roll-Ups into mine. But I did.It was yet another crazed morning as I hustled out the door to drop Alex off at early-bird summer camp and make the 7:40...
The Real Cost ... of Child Care
For many working parents, child care is one of the most expensive items in an already-squeezed budget. In fact, the annual cost of infant day care actually exceeds a year's public college tuition in 31 states, according to Child Care Aware of America....
The Working Mother Travel Awards!
WORKING MOTHER TRAVEL AWARDS 2014BEST FAMILY RESORTSYou judged 50 popular spots on accommodations, kids' activities, mom-friendly perks, food, service and value. Here are your top five destinations!#1WHERE EVEN YOUR WILDEST DREAMS COME TRUEWALT DISNEY...
Vacation Chronicle
This spring break, wherever you roam, help your kids bring home tangible memories via travelogues they create themselves. Consider these ideas from parenting columnist and kid style expert Elina Furman.Map it. Beat the "Are we there yet?" whine by having...
When the Bully Is Your Kid
There's a ton of advice and advocacy for bullied children. But kids who bully, and their overwrought parents, are also in i great need of help. Mary L. Pulido, PhD, executive director of the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children,...
When Twins Crash Your 10-Year Plan
An outlet mall is a lousy place to spend New Year's Day, worse when you're seven and a half months pregnant with twins, and unbearable when you've got a grueling headache and a rambunctious toddler in tow. Plus, I had a post-Christmas stomach virus,...
Workday: WORKFLOW
Under Your WingIf there's no organized mentoring program at your company, go casual. Informal mentoring offers benefits all around, says Anna Beninger, senior research associate at the nonprofit advocacy group Catalyst. The mentee receives career guidance;...
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