Magazine article Working Mother


Magazine article Working Mother


Article excerpt

Finally gave in & hired a housekeeper to free up my weekends.

- c H R I s TA L F E R R I s V I A FAc E B o o k

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Head to Redondo Beach, cA, for the 30th Annual Spring carnival, which takes place April 26-29 at Aviation Park and features a petting zoo, arts and crafts, and gourmet food trucks-all free to families. Stay at the Portofino Hotel & Yacht club and get 20 percent offocean-view rooms with code MOTHER


Teen Talk

Hoping Mother's Day will open the door to some deep conversations with your teen? Talk this way.

1 Listen to the small stuff. That shows you can be trusted with the big stuff. Put down your iPad and pay attention when she moans about how science class sucks.

2Pick the right time. Wait to tag your questions onto another activity like washing the dishes together or driving home from a baseball game.

3 Write notes. Are things tense? Write down why you're angry or frustrated. Leave the letter in her room and ask her to write a response to make it less confrontational. …

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