Working Mother

Magazine covering topics of importance to career-committed mothers.

Articles from Vol. 32, No. 2, February/March

A Brief History of Guilt-Before and after Divorce
I wasn't big on guilt, self-reflection or granthose notions of unconditional love - until I had a baby. I'd always wanted to be a mother, yet once the delivery approached I became slightly uncomfortable with the idea of a baby to care for every day and...
Ask Dr. Howard
My 4-year-old talks back. How can I nip this in the bud?Preschoolers are often characterized as brassy since they try out new-sometimes less than polite-words and imitate others. The grown-up phrases coming out of your child's mouth might trigger concerns...
Avoid Hidden Fees
Last year, Lisa Blystone enjoyed a jaunt to Niagara Falls with her husband, Scott, and daughters Emma, 12, and Margaret, 10. But the Marcellus, NY, research scientist was surprised when she received her credit card statement, which included an additional...
Burning Ambition
Entrepreneur mom Mei Xu, 41, mother of Alex, 8, and Michael, 7; cofounder and owner, with husband, David Wang, 46, of Chesapeake Bay Candle, Rockville, MD. Number of employees: 50.My story: I'm not exactly what you'd call spontaneous. Passionate, yes,...
Can't Breastfeed?
You're determined to do everything that's best for your baby - and breast- feeding is a "best" that researchers and experts have been touting for years. It's the right nutrition, it'll make your baby smarter, etc., etc., shout media head- lines. So if...
DADS SALUTE Amazing Moms
Barbara WynstonSHE PAYS IT FORWARDPerhaps once in a lifetime we get to meet someone who changes our whole world, as well as the life of everyone she meets. We find ourselves wondering how we ever survived without this person in our life - not for the...
Find Europe on Your Home Turf
Sketching the Eiffel Tower during conference calls. Falling asleep reading Frommer's Porta ble Florence. Tellingyour grade schooler bedtime stories about a continent steeped in ancient history, artistic treasures, architectural wonders, scenic vistas...
Hot Mama
A month or so ago, at my friend Mary's wedding, my inner circle of college gal pals came ti pals came together from across the country to do what we've come to do best: sit on hotel beds and talk. It had *been a decade since our pioneering member had...
Hotshots Answer Your Sticky Questions
Q | How do you and your partner carve out private time for each other?Alexis ClickAnchor and VP of Business NewsFox Business NetworkKids: Logan, 7, KyIe, 5, and Slate, 2A: When my husband, Oren, and I started a family, we committed to finding a weekend...
Jolly Molly
I was destined to be a mom. In elementary school, all the kids loved to play house during recess- and I was always picked to be the mom. In fact, my classmates would fight over who got to be my children. When I was a teen, all of our neighbors trusted...
Letters
Finding CommunityBravo for tackling the epidemic of depression and working moms ["Back to Life," December/January 2009]. I felt so helpless while I struggled with depression a few years after my daughter was born. I wish I'd read your article so I would...
Making History
making history with Hiliary Clinton's and Sarah Palin's bids for the White House, we may forget that women didn't even have the right to vote in federal elections until 1920. Branded as second-class citizens through much of history, women were tethered...
Managing the Marketing
How do you get top-tier distribution for your products? Here's advice from Heather Aliarci, president of The Mogul Mom, an online coaching and consulting business for entrepreneur moms. KNOW THE RETAILERS. Compile a list of stores you'd like to approach...
Mom-in-Chief
KIm G., a mom of two and a customer service representative at Southwest Airlines, works for a company with a big-picture vision. Everyone - from the president to the maintenance workers pulls together to accomplish the airline's goal of great customer...
Our Day Has Come
March 8 is just another square on the calendar to most women in the United States, but in Russia, Arme- nia and several other countries, it's a national holiday where men shower the women in their lives with flowers and gifts, and women honor one another...
Picky-Eater Pleasers
Worried about feeding your fussy brood a well-balanced diet? Help is on the way with these healthy and delicious twists on foods kids crave - sure to become family favorites.Mighty Mac and CheeseSERVES: 4 · PREP TIME: 15 MINUTESCOOK TIME: 15 MINUTESFresh...
Read It
PICKS FOR MOMSMarahmallows for Breakfast, by Dorothy Koomson (fiction). In this moving story of family and friendship, Kendra Tamale gets drawn into the troubled life of her new landlord when she goes looking for a fresh start. His wife has just taken...
Solutions
The Writing on the Wall when your tot expresses herself, coloring books won't do. She goes graffiti-style on the walls! Keep walls scribble-free with Wallies peeland-stick chalkboard decals ($20, wallies.com.)Cha-cha to Your Heart's Content Since you...
Splash OF COLOR
The Storm ChaserFlorals and butterflies mixed with crisp plaids will leave your little puddle jumper longing for stormy days. Butterfly tee ($io), patchwork Bermuda shorts ($17), flower raincoat ($30) and flower umbrella ($io) from Children's Place (childrensplace.com)....
The Last Straw
I was appalled that former President Bush took one final swipe at working mothers during his lame-duck period by prompting new regulations to dilute the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)- the only protection our federal government offers new mothers...
The Perfect Fit
Nowhere in the reams of literature on how to instill kids with confidence and self- esteem have I come across the simple, undeniable power of the backpack. My son, Jack, 4, recently came home from pre- school insisting we buy him one. He isn't exactly...
This Is How She Does It
ANUCHA BROWNE SANDERS46, senior associate athletic director for marketing, University of Buffalo; husband, Roy; children Roy, 18, Spring, 15, and Dakota, 12Anucha Browne Sanders wore her game face the day she made history. The six-foot-one former college...
Was I in Your Tummy?
Now that she's a precocious, take-noprisoners preschooler, your child is determined to know everything: "Why is the sky blue? Why is your hair yellow and mine is black? Where did I come from?" And if your child was adopted, some questions can be especially...
What Now
A VICTIM OF DOWNSIZINGSuddenly you're collecting an unemployment check (or the office rumor mill has you fearing you soon will be). Your best bet may be to build a new skill set via an online degree in a field that isn't subject to the whims of Wall...
Women in South Africa
As Americans were witnessing presidential campaigns last August that broke race and gender barriers, Working Mother Media traveled to Johannesburg, South Africa, to learn about the challenges faced by its working women and what they've achieved in spite...
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