Magazine article Working Mother

Revisit, Readjust

Magazine article Working Mother

Revisit, Readjust

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Good Night Moon and a bubble bath used to work like a charm for my son Jack's bedtime routine. Then he decided he'd rather drive his cars around his room and make up his own bedtime stories that take him on highways, over bridges, into space.

We often set up routines for our kids and then breathe a sigh of relief: That plan's in place and it's working. But our kids always shake things up because their interests and preferences change so quickly as they develop. Falling into a rut is pretty unlikely when you have a child in your house.

In this way, our kids set a great example for us. We lead richer lives when we periodically reexamine-and even shake up-work schedules, family time, relationships, exercise routines, financial priorities, even dinner menus. This lesson isn't lost on our cover mom, Jennifer M. Lee: She meets with her husband twice a week to discuss what's on their calendar and who's responsible for what. They plan vacations and discuss their finances. "Running our family is a hectic business," she says. …

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