Working Mother

Magazine covering topics of importance to career-committed mothers.

Articles from Vol. 36, No. 3, April/May

A Greater Green
You practice the three eco-R's year-round, but Earth Day is a reminder to up the ante. Danny Seo, green living expert and consultant for Ford's new C-Max hybrid, offers fresh ideas for helping families learn to reduce their carbon footprint.Reuse cleverly....
Child's Play
The handmade wooden dollhouse they so enjoyed as kids inspired two sisters to develop a creativity-boosting eco-friendly toy line.Lori Schoeneman, 40, and Tara Schoeneman Brown, 36, co-founders of Once Upon A TreeHouse, Allentown, PA. Initial investment:...
Get-Fit Classes
0-2: Baby GymnasticsInfants and toddlers can gain a lot from the basic concepts of gymnastics, which help promote overall physical development. The kind of skills that help build core body strength will also improve little ones' coordination as they...
HAVE A BETTER Morning
Family FocusHow to keep your kids' minds on school when summer is in sight.Toe the line. They may be heading offto school in shorts and tees today, but that doesn't mean summer arrives tomorrow. So be assertive about the fact that the usual morning routine...
HAVE A BETTER Weekend
MoTheR'S DAy, youR WAyBreakfast in bed? A solo spa session? Readers weigh in on how they'd really like to celebrate.I would love it if someone cooked for me and cleaned the house while I kicked back and caught up on my DVR recordings. That would make...
HAVE A BETTER Workday
In today's corporate climate, being your own cheerleader has its benefits. but acting boastful can also backfire. Learn how to self-promote properly-without being obnoxious-with tips from Leigh steere, co-founder of managing People better.Do your job...
Kids, Birds and Bees
time it right. Speak with your child when she's old enough to understand basic concepts of physiology- usually around age 8. Set aside uninterrupted time to chat, so you're not competing with an episode of Good Luck, Charlie. It will help if both she...
Making It Work
When DeAna Jimenez's 6-year-old daughter, Serenity, caught the flu and whooping cough last December, DeAna, 38, stayed home with her, missing out on four days of pay and bonuses in the lucrative pre-christmas period. "i easily lost out on $250," recalls...
Morning: FROM THE CORNER OFFICE
Her aMazing raceThe MoM: elise Doganieri, 45 executive producer and co-creator of cbS's The Amazing RaceThe SpouSe: bertram van MunsterThe DaughTer: ava, age 4LiveS in: los angeles, caIn My BagNeutrogena lip glossBlackBerryFive black pensWallet stuffed...
Office Mom
The single-mom star of The Office talks about the show's series finale and how television fosters family time.You're currently filming your long-running show's series finale. What does that feel like?The Office has been nine years of my life. the people...
Problem-Solver
I grew up with a single mom. we lived in a small town with no afterschool programs, where the only buses were yellow and where, for a long time, my mom seemed to be the only working mother and possibly the only single one. (mind you, i was little, so...
Slumber Party Planning
Sleep Numbers problem-solving and p&l calculations may keep you up at night, but weaving simple math into your child's bedtime routine is both savvy and kid-sleep-friendly with the help of Bedtime math (bedtimemath.org). the site posts age-by-age...
Surviving a Layoff
Though the U.S. economy is bouncing back, some companies are still tightening their bottom lines-which can mean staffcuts. if it happens to you or your partner (unfortunately), be prepared to bolster yourself and your family with these coping strategies.Put...
Teacher, Please
My children only recently started school, so I was blithely unaware that certain things (number-line math aside) have changed significantly since I was a student. Bringing your teacher an apple-even a lovely organic one-is out. Lavishing her with five...
The Battle for a Career
Marketing executive Beth Jackson has abruptly leftboard meetings to take the rare calls her Army reservist husband was able to make from Afghanistan. Janel hill, a mom of two with a third on the way, downshifted her financial analyst job to part-time...
The Last Word
Carol talks about building your working mom community.I love our Best Solutions Issue and want to wrap it up with five solutions for the most common problems I hear from working moms around the country.Problem 1: I am overwhelmed by the amount of work...
The One and Only
Recently, during a break at the office, my colleague carolyn was venting about how her husband was going out of town for a whole week-and how she had no idea how she'd manage: how would she get the kids offto school and arrive at work on time, showered,...
Top Moms in Advertising
Working Mother Media joins Advertising Women of New York in celebrating its 2013 Advertising Working Mothers of the Year.1. Yolanda Lam, MediaVest USA, and her mother, Nancy. 2. Erin Vitellaro, Mindshare Chicago, with husband Nick Vitellaro. 3. Gail...
We've Gone Global!
Work life solutions. career advancement. time-saving tips. Family first. For nearly 35 years, these have been the hallmark topics of Working Mother, which today serves more than 17 million American moms. now the rest of the world is taking notice. we're...
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