Working Mother

Magazine covering topics of importance to career-committed mothers.

Articles from Vol. 35, No. 1, December/January

A Gift to You
I thought of what to write in this space while on a treadmill-the first one i'd been on in forever. i had just plunked down some cash for a membership (just for me!) at a gym down the street and was taking advantage before i lost my nerve.as i started...
A Glowing Interview
Job hunting is tough, but when you're expecting...well, you don't want your belly to bump you off the top of the employer's candidate list. Shine a light on your skills with tips from New York City branding expert Samantha Ettus.Do your homework. During...
Because You're Worth It
Sacrificing working moms that we are, we may give up purchasing little pleasures when faced with paying down debt like credit cards (oh, those holiday gift tallies!), student loans and the mortgage. happy reality check: a few bucks a month for a few...
Breakfast Blues
"So we have cheerios, cornflakes, waffles, toast, eggs fried or scrambled, bananas, berries and yogurt.""what was the second?""cornflakes. can i get you some?""nope."not since a long-ago stint as a diner waitress had i had to work this hard-and for such...
Cheers to Success
Lolita Healy, 46, creator of Designs by Lolita, Pawtucket, RI. Investment: $60; reached profitability: month six; 2010 gross revenue: $2.5 million. Mom of Caroline, 16, and Mary Margaret, 15.I was always an artist, painting since i was a kid. i graduated...
Cracking the Concrete Ceiling
Rosalind Hudnell is one of the most powerful multicultural women executives in the United States-and one of the few. As chief diversity officer at tech firm intel, where she's worked for 15 years, Hudnell is keenly aware of the dearth of women that look...
Evening: DINNER TIME
Taste the worldyour child may not be able to spot China on the globe, but she sure loves chicken lo mein takeout. to help her explore more international cultures and cuisines, try these tasty tips from yvette garfield, author of the Handstand Kids Cookbook...
Evening: WORKOUT
Lose the "Holiday 10"1Pose for power.Yoga moves like the ones below require all your muscle groups to work together to stay balanced and transition to the next pose. Challenging your body to hold a pose burns calories and strengthens muscles.2Just breathe.Holding...
Funny Girl
You just penned your first kids' book, Tilly the Trickster. What inspired it?i would often tell my kids, Stella [8] and nolan [6], bedtime stories about a family and all of their crazy hijinks. they loved the stories so much that i started taking notes...
Get on Schedule
got an overtired, fussy baby? a toddler who won't go to sleep? you may need a bedtime routine. Structured activities create a sense of security and safety, which can help your child head for dreamland, according to jenn berman, Psyd, author of Superbaby:...
HAVE A BETTER Evening
Headache HelpTry these preventive measures to manage post-work head pain.1Have a snack.Rather than wait until dinnertime, eat a banana or other fruit so your blood sugar doesn't drop and cause a headache.2Stay on schedule.Rushing home might spur a stress...
HAVE A BETTER Morning
SHORT CUTNeat little SquirtYour baby's banana purée won't end up a stain on your cashmere sweater with the squirt Baby Food Dispensing spoon from Boon. it's BpA-, phthalate-, pvcand mess-free ($10, booninc.com).I hit the snooze button ... a lot!-eCleCTikChiC...
HAVE A BETTER Weekend
craft corneryour child can create gorgeous-but easy- holiday and thank-you cards by sewing a piece of festive fabric to folded card stock.Source: brett bara, author of Sewing in a Straight LineSMART STAT75% of working moms will have their kids write...
HAVE A BETTER Workday
Listen UpIf you work in a noisy industry, your job might be causing hearing loss. Manufacturing, transportation, construction and agriculture are top culprits. Hairdressers and firefighters may suffer from hearing damage as well. One fix: Wear earplugs...
Morning: GET OUT THE DOOR
Closet Chaosif an overstuffed coat closet is slowing you down, use these tips to streamline the stuff and simplify your life. Add a pole. an additional closet rod that hangs from the top pole can be found in home stores or online. give your kids their...
Morning: LOOK GREAT
Smokin' hotPolish off your holiday-party look with a sultry smoky eye. Just follow these easy steps from New York City makeup artist Amy Kernahan.You don't need a professional beautY team to help you get glam. These eye shadow palettes each have how-to...
Our Festive Families
our Festive FamiliesWorking Mother editors share cool and quirky holiday rituals from the past and present.when we were kids, my parents would hide our hanukkah presents in different spots around the house. then they'd cut out arrows from colored construction...
Slacker Management
Document.If your employee continuously clocks in at 10 a.m. instead of the set start time of 9:30, take notes on her tardiness. Describing the behavior factually can help you clarify what she's doing wrong. Be sure to consult your company's rules to...
The Last Word
It's easy to wish we could just forget about the rest of the world and focus solely on our own backyard. But like most wishful thinking, this cocooning won't fix our foreclosures or grow our job markets. Global societies are now intertwined like a family...
Weekend: CATCH UP
ease the seasonShopping, wrapping, cooking, cleaning ... this time of year can feel like one big to-do list. to put the merry back in the season: Avoid long lines by ordering virtually everything on the web. Wipe your family's social schedule clean so...
Weekend: DATE NIGHT
Cheap thrillsit's the time of year when your dollars are stretched tighter than Santa's belt. but that doesn't mean there should be coal in your romance stocking. "you can have an amazing date night even if your budget indicates otherwise," says Patty...
Witching Hour Shuffle
our family arrangement has worked out almost magically over the years. my wife, dana, works full-time as a lawyer, while i stay home to care for our 5-year-old daughter, emmeline. but i have a confession: one part of the day almost destroyed us.It's...
Workday: BALANCING ACT
Jennifer canter, mD, 40, medical director of Westchester county, nY, child-abuse evaluation programs and entrepreneur; husband Wade; twin girls, 8, and twin boys, 5Twin Shiftsi get up by 6:30 a.m., hopefully to exercise. my husband leaves early, so i...
Workday: STICKY SITUATIONS
@homeI often need to do business from home or the car, with my kids around. Is it okay these days to have children's voices in the background of a work call?There's a difference between hearing the "suggestion" of children in the background and hearing...
Workday: WHY I WORK
Nicole found a way to translate her dance training into therapy for abused or neglected children.I wake up and play peek-a-boo with my boys. they go off to day care, and i go to work to help children cope with emotional, behavioral and mental health...
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