Working Mother

Magazine covering topics of importance to career-committed mothers.

Articles from Vol. 36, No. 1, December/January

2012 Working Mothers of the Year
Corie PaulingCharlotte, NCAssociate General Counsel, TIAA-CREFMother of Carson, 11, and Clarke, 7Third-Generation StrengthCorie Pauling comes from a family of strong women. "my grandmother was my best friend," she says. "She taught me to love reading...
21 Top Tech Gifts
For the big sis who loves to reminisce about the '90s, the retro-styled iHome iP4 Portable FM Stereo Boombox for iPhone/ iPod will carry her back to the 90210 era ($200, ihomeaudio.com).Your busy bestie will adore tossing this tiny cell phone and money-holding...
50 Best Law Firms for Women
In my work with law firms and companies, i see women focusing more and more on seeking gender-equal compensation and opportunities for promotion, leadership and business development. the thinking goes that until women represent a critical mass in the...
A Temporary Solution
WORK @ HOMEWhether you're simply looking for a new employer or seeking to on-ramp to an unexplored job sector, temping can be your first step on a new career path. Delmar Johnson, president of hr brain for hire staffing company, suggests what you can...
Designing Lady
Rosie Pope, 32, founder of Rosie Pope Maternity and MomPrep, New York City. Mom of James Roderick (J.R.), 5, Wellington, 3, and Vivienne, 8 months.I may be known as a fashion designer, but my first passion was...science! I actually studied neuroscience...
Dream Mom
We're thrilled to see you strutting your stuffon Smash. How's that been for you?Veronica moore is a great character, and being on a great show like Smash is a lot of fun. it feels like a family there, and i'm loving every minute of it.And you recently...
Evening : BEDTIME
Tell a Tale Next time you're snuggling in bed with your babe, dip into the old-fashioned art of storytelling. Let your creativity soar as you weave fantastical imagery, mind-boggling (but non-scary) adventures and descriptive words into your tale. think...
Evening: DINNERTIME
merry Meals'tis the season for fixing holiday feasts. since the kids are on break from school, what better time to involve them in meal prep-creating family traditions as you do-suggests Gina Neely, chef and co-host of Food Network's Down Home with the...
Evening: FAMILY FITNESS
Ice and FitChilly weather keeping the kids on the couch? Lure them into the snowy outdoors with playful activities that'll help them stay active and fend offthe winter blues.Footprint Taggather the kids in your snow-filled backyard. (make sure the snow...
Evening; PHEW!
CLASSIC HOLIDAY FLICKSBreak out the cookies and salted-caramel hot chocolate and hunker down with these top five picks from leonard Maltin, film critic and editor of Leonard Maltin's Classic Movie Guide.Miraculous!.Faith abounds in Miracle on 34th Street...
HAVE A BETTER Evening
readers share how their families plan to ring in the new Year.We're having friends over for good food and wine, a bonfire and fireworks. We'll write last year's worries and woes on paper and throw them into the bonfire. Then we'll write our future hopes...
HAVE A BETTER Weekend
PARTY PLANNINgThrowing a holiday soiree? Enlist Mommy's little helpers.Delegate decor. Ask your kids to make snowflake paper garlands to hang across the room. Little ones can decorate with crayons, markers and glitter glue, while older kids can cut snowflake...
HAVE A BETTER Workday
Looking for a new 9-to-5 is never easy, but when you're already employed it can be particularly tricky. Search for a new spot without messing up the one you have with tips from rita Friedman, a certified career coach in Philadelphia.Keep it covert. If...
Higher Calling
"Does God keep you up at night?"Laurie Hafner was a college student studying for the LSats when she saw this question on an ad for a seminary. her "yes" answer was a life changer: "even though i had no women role models and couldn't really imagine what...
Sick Day
"Tomorrow was supposed to be my first day all to myself in eight years," my friend Sara posted on her Facebook page the night before her youngest child was due to start kindergarten. "and Lauren just throws up."Been there, done that.My kids, ben, 9,...
Sweet and Easy (as 1, 2, 3 ... 4)
Choco-Cherry FudgeMakes 16 pieces * Prep Time: 5 to 7 minutes, plus 4 hours chilling time * Cook Time: 4 minutesYou don't need to spend hours decorating cutout cookies to impress friends and families. This fudge comes together quickly in the microwave...
The Almost Perfect Mom
Katie Bailey's life is just about ideal. the 33-year-old colorado mom has a great job as a postsecondary coach who helps low-income high school kids prepare for college; a terrific 2-year-old, henry (and another baby on the way); and a husband, connor,...
The Last Word
Working Americans at every level are being asked to produce more than ever before. The result for working moms: reverse guilt. "I feel this haunting sense of guilt about my work-not my family!" revealed a senior manager during the Q&A at a speech...
Weekend: QUALITY TIME
New RitualsLooking to create holiday traditions that will last a lifetime-and beyond? check out these fresh ideas for family togetherness.A year in the makingPlot out 2013 with a family-made event calendar. First draw or electronically create a template...
Weekend: TAKE 5
1 Screen SceneMonsters, Inc. 3DEveryone's favorite non-scary monsters, Sulley and Mike Wazowski, make their way to the big screen again-this time in spooky 3D. They save cute little Boo from being snatched by evil monsters and change the system at their...
Workday: MY MONEY
The Joy of GivingDonating to a favorite charity during the holidays is a wonderful way to share the spirit of giving with your kids. but how do you carve out donations from a tight budget? by prioritizing spending, researching charities and involving...
World's Greatest Boss
@workWe have a secret santa tradition at our holiday bash, and my boss is really into it. this year, i drew his name-but i can't go! it's the same night as our family hanukkah party which i have to attend. the boss won't be happy if i'm not there to...
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