Working Mother

Magazine covering topics of importance to career-committed mothers.

Articles from Vol. 34, No. 3, April

Best Companies for America's Children
The hoMe DePoTThe Home Depot now sells more FSC-certified wood-which ensures that trees are replenished after they've been cut down-than any other retailer in the country. In 2007, the six-time Energy Star-award winner launched an exclusive labeling...
Day: WHY I WORK
LYNDA FASSA, 47, FouNDEr, GrEEN BABIES; huSBAND hoSSEIN; chILDrEN LAYLA, 17, MINA, 14, NADIA, 11i gained 60 pounds when I was pregnant with my first baby. I went through an existential crisis as well as a financial and physical one.i'd worked as a model...
Evening: STICKY SITUATIONS
drive the carpool from my son's school once a week, and lately I hear violent chats coming from the backseat. Can I bring this up with the other moms?"Do the kids like to talk about shooting people in your car?" you might ask the other moms. If they...
Fun in the Sun
If zip-lining through a rain forest floats your boat...almOnd mOrgan BayGros Islet, St. Luciait's no wonder that the independent isle of St. lucia is a destination of choice for aBc's romantic reality series The Bachelor. located halfway down the eastern...
HAVE A BETTER Day
Bring Kids to WorkIt's time to show your kids what you really do all day. April 28 is Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, so give the kids a reality check on what life on the job entails. For workplace activity ideas and more information, log on...
HAVE A BETTER Evening
Baby Body Image"Does this bib make me look fat?" Sounds weird, but research shows children as young as 3 want to be thin. To promote a better sense of self:1 Eat together. Studies show that children who eat dinner with their families are less likely...
HAVE A BETTER Morning
S H O R T C U TWeather ReaderBefore getting your kids dressed, take a peek at the Weather Channel Wireless Thermometer. When the weather girl icon is all bundled up, your children should be, too ($27, amazon.com)."What I need first is a fresh cup of...
HAVE A BETTER Weekend
Can't pry your kids off the couch? Clip on a GeoPalz pedometer to get them moving and tracking their steps. Convert steps into points and redeem for free prizes ($20, geopalz.com).S M A R T S T A T60 of working moms have sex at least once a weekend-...
Home Green Home
When José and Tina Medel decided to remodel their twofamily home in Jersey City, NJ, they debated dozens of paint swatches, disagreed over the kitchen fixtures and were torn about building the addition that would allow each of their two daughters to...
Kicked out of School
my wife, erin, was away on a business trip when our son wilson got kicked out of kindergarten. i told her what happened on the phone late at night after putting the boys to bed. wilson had stabbed a classmate with a pencil and hurled a chair, the final...
Morning: GET OUT THE DOOR
Helping HandsAs you run around in the morning-packing lunches, finding lost library books and feeding everyone-your little guys are busy doing...Hmmm. What are they doing? Get them to pitch in. "It's a great way for them to feel worthwhile and build...
Morning: WAKE UP
DRESS UP From sneakers to scrunchies, putting on little kids' clothes in the morning takes time. But even 2- and 3-year-olds can master some dressing tasks, says Michael F. Roizen, MD, co-author of YOU: Raising Your Child. What she can do: slip on her...
Never Late Again
My daughter, Zazie, and I used to always be late. Super late. Embarrassingly late. So late I'd ask myself, should we just not go to school today? Past 9:30, I mean, what's the point?But the truth was I couldn't face another visit to the attendance lady...
Now That's Italian
Warm spinach salad with bacon vinaigretteServes 4 * Prep Time 5 to 7 minutes * Cook Time 5 minutesSpinach is one of the first signs of spring, so what better compromise than to serve it warmed a bit to take the edge off any residual winter chill?¼ cup,...
Plan Ahead
As you enjoy decorating your baby's nursery, spend some time getting your workplace ducks in a row. Advance planning means your maternity leave will have fewer disruptive emails and calls from colleagues looking for that blue folder.Work ahead. When...
Private-Eye Mom
Early riserno surprise, i work odd hours. on the days my husband, José, works, i might have to drop off our baby, adrian, at my parents' at 3 a.m.- then drive for hours to get to the site of a sting i'm assigned to. it can be hard to get into a family...
Saucy Success
I'm not sure what time my mother got up each Sunday to start the sauce that bubbled on her stovetop all day. Everyone in the house dipped and tasted until finally dinner was served and we'd rehash why my mother was the uncontested winner in the family...
Shake Up Supper
Want your kids to eat better and engage more at the table? Every once in a while, serve up the unexpected (don't worry, these are easy). Have a party buffet. Let kids make table decorations with construction paper, markers and tape. Then serve dinner...
Spring Fever
my 6-year-old, Jack, has figured out a surefire way to charm his mom. he'll say, "mommy, i have something for you." then he takes my hand and kisses it. the first time he did this, i thought it was just about the cutest thing ever. But it makes me wonder...
Take Your Vacation
i learned the art and science of vacation travel as a child. each June, my mom and dad packed us into our Ford with our pink camper, called the Fellow traveler, riding behind and set off for two weeks of vigorous vacationing. the destinations were carefully...
The Price of Beauty
Feeling guilty about spending a small fortune on face cream? Consider this: Good-looking people get more attention from their bosses, a recent study shows-and are paid more.Women do invest in appearance. We spend $7 billion a year on cosmetics and beauty...
Weekend: QUALITY TIME
Tidy Up TogetherBring some surprises to spring cleaning so your kids will want to pitch in, says Alex Kelly of MaidPro. Her top tips to conquering clutter as a family:Make it a contest.Stage a little competition to get your kids pumped about cleaning...
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