Work Balance

On the Road Again? 7 Ways to Stay Connected to Your Kids

Posted September 21, 2012 by Christa Melnyk Hines

Are long hours at the office and frequent business trips leaving you feeling like a visitor in your own home? Tom Limbert, a parent coach, says there are several ways to enhance your relationship with your kids despite grueling hours at the office or on the road.

How to Work at Home During Summer and Still Enjoy Some Family Time

Posted June 30, 2012 by Debbie Dragon

Instead of focusing on the fact that your schedule is temporarily changing, it is important to make the best of each day and fully concentrate on your work during each moment that you can.

A More Organized Life Is at Your Fingertips

Posted May 14, 2012 by Katrina Simeck

Everything you need to keep track of for a more organized life is right at your fingertips. If you can reign in your time on the internet, it is the place for savvy moms to track everything, from lists to schedules to finances.

Book Review: MOM, Incorporated, A (Must-Read) Guide to Business + Baby

Posted March 31, 2012 by Alyssa Chirco

Moms, interested in owning a home-based business, but don't know how to begin? MOM, Incorporated: A Guide to Business + Baby will help you unleash your inner "mompreneur."

Book Review: Bringing Up Bebe

Posted March 23, 2012 by Maggie Wells

Druckerman's book Bringing up Bebe: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting is brilliant, funny, and makes all of us just a little uncomfortably defensive.

The Benefits of Equally Shared Parenting

Posted February 23, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

Parents often face the difficult question of whether to work or stay at home. Equally shared parent allows for both. Moms and dads can work together to let go of guilt, reduce anxiety, and keep their kids home.

Working Toward Wellness? How to Stay on Track

Posted February 21, 2012 by Katrina Simeck

Stay on the path to wellness with these easy tips!

10 Tips to Make Working From Home a Success

Posted February 14, 2012 by Kelli Robinson

More women are trading in their business suits and pumps for jammies and slippers, opting to work from home. Before you leap to your living room office space, check out these 10 tips on how to make the leap a success.

A Brand New Beauty Routine for a Brand New Year!

Posted January 31, 2012 by Katrina Simeck

Want to bring a little more beauty into your new year? Use these tips to establish a brand new routine!

5 Tips to Help Your College Student Have a Successful Spring Semester

Posted January 7, 2012 by Maggie Wells

The kids are back in school. You were happy to have them back in the house for the holidays, but may not have been happy with their fall grades. Here's a few helpful hints you can use to help them with their questionable study habits that you are having to, eh hem, pay for.

Childcare Options for Work-At-Home Moms

Posted November 30, 2011 by Alyssa Chirco

Work-at-home moms have lots of options when it comes to childcare. From special toys and activities to babysitting co-ops to traditional daycare, there are many ways to keep kids busy when mom is hard at work.

9 Ways to Reclaim the Family Weekend

Posted October 3, 2011 by Kelli Robinson

In this crazy busy world of modern parenting, it's time to take back the family weekend! Here are 9 tips to help you reclaim Saturdays and Sundays for the ones who matter most!

Taking Care of You: 6 Outside-the-Box Date Ideas for Parents

Posted July 26, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

Can't do a regular date night? Can't make it work in the evening? No problem. Check out these ideas for creative ways to connect with your spouse, and get that much needed quality time.

Are Men the Reason Why Women Can't Have It All?

Posted December 14, 2010 by Alyssa Chirco

Are men holding women back by working too much and taking on too little responsibility at home? Do women achieve greater levels of success when men change more diapers? According to a recent article in The New York Times, the answer is yes.

The Family Christmas Letter: Tips for Keeping It Stress-Free and Fun

Posted December 12, 2010 by Rhonda Franz

Haven't sent out your Christmas letter yet? No worries. Use technology, humor, and the New Year advantage to keep the task free of seasonal stress.

Popularity of TV Family Comedies

Posted October 11, 2010 by Rhonda Franz

Research confirms: laughter is indeed great medicine when it comes to relieving stress. America knows it, and has once again made popular the TV family comedy.

Fatherhood is Sweet for "Sugar Milk" Author Ron Mattocks

Posted August 19, 2010 by Lela Davidson

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Father, author, stay-at-home parent Ron Mattocks shares some thoughts about family, fatherhood, and what it takes to put it all "out there" in his book "Sugar Milk" — and now with Parenting Squad readers.

10 Ways To Make Your Mornings Less Manic

Posted August 14, 2010 by Katrina Simeck

Not a morning person? Use these tips to make your mornings less manic and more manageable.

Work Life Balance Tips from a Heart Surgeon and Mom

Posted August 3, 2010 by Mary Davis

Dr. Kathy Magliato, one of the world's few female cardiothoracic surgeons, knows a thing or two about balancing career and family. Her advice on incorporating children into your work may be just what you need to move a little closer to achieving the work/life balance all working parents strive for.

Road to Re-Employment Can Be Tough for Temporary Stay-At-Home Dads

Posted June 28, 2010 by Rhonda Franz

The current economy has created a tougher-than-ever job market. In families where Dad has traditionally been the bread-winner, this sometimes means big changes. And men trying to find re-employment are finding out that the stay-at-home gap in their resume can significantly affecting their chances of being hired.