Work Balance

Multitasking: The Latest Research

Posted April 21, 2010 by Rhonda Franz

It's hard to keep up with the research on multitasking. Of course, doing simultaneous jobs is not a new concept for moms and dads. What parent can get along without it?

British Doctor Tells Moms: Quit Your Job Or Raise A Cheating Man

Posted April 1, 2010 by Lela Davidson

A new book poses a sketchy psychological theory about the connection between cheating and having a nanny as a baby boy. Or maybe the author just thinks women's place is in the home.

Working Moms' Kids Face Negative Judgments

Posted March 4, 2010 by Rhonda Franz

A new study suggests there are less-than-favorable perceptions of children whose moms work full-time. Is society really judging the children of working mothers? Or is it just more fodder for the Mommy Wars?

Book Review: All Things at Once by Mika Brzezinski

Posted January 19, 2010 by Lain Ehmann

When I first heard about Mika Brzezinski's book, “All Things at Once,” (Weinstein Books, 2009), I was excited to read a book by a working mom who claims to have found a way to balance home and a very public, very demanding professional life. The flap copy sold me: “...Mika Brzezinski's illuminating book shows us all how to reach our full potential in all areas of life, at every stage of the journey.” Count me in!

Two Simple Resolutions For Better Living And Better Parenting In 2010

Posted December 31, 2009 by Lela Davidson

Resolutions -- I know, I hate them too, but I’m making two subjective and non-measurable resolutions this year. And my 2010 will be the better for them. I feel it!

Best of Parenting: The "Work It!" Edition

Posted August 7, 2009 by Linsey Knerl

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Working from home is the pits sometimes. When the beauty of watching your kids grow up rushes headlong into looming deadlines and "SHHH! Mommy's on a work call!"-- it's time to get some perspective. Here is a batch of fresh ideas, tips, and humor for those Work-At-Home parents we know.

Just Say No to Volunteering in the Classroom

Posted February 23, 2009 by Maggie Wells

Does your kid's school ask you to volunteer? Why should you have to? Do you do your dishes when you go to a restaurant? DO you read your own X-rays at the hospital? Why are we supposed to be in the classroom?

Guilt Tripping

Posted November 18, 2008 by Maggie Wells

I’ve been a little absent from Parenting Squad because a little career boost sent me away from my usual routine. My unpublished short story collection won a very cool award. Yay! I had to leave the family behind a few days. There is nothing that more physically addresses a mom trying to have a career than a few days apart from the children.

Becoming a Work-At-Home Mom: Avoiding Scams

Posted September 24, 2008 by Lori Kerrigan

Are you trying to work-from-home? When searching for a work-from-home job one important thing to look out for is scams...if it looks too good to be true, it just might be!

Date Night In

Posted August 13, 2008 by Sherry Pardy

Can't get out for a date? Why not bring Date Night In!

Please Stop Giving Advice.

Posted June 18, 2008 by Corina Fiore

The picture represents how I feel about unsolicited or absolute advice: angry and annoyed. I often ignore advice, shake my head in agreement, and move on my way. I wasn't always that way, and I was reminded of the havoc unsolicited advice can reap on a family when reading a message board this week.

Sweep the Blues Away

Posted April 22, 2008 by Sherry Pardy

Got a nasty case of Baby Blues or something a bit more serious? Try doing some spring cleaning to chase the clouds, and dust bunnies away!

New TLC Show Continues The Greatest Debate

Posted March 24, 2008 by Sherry Pardy

Who would've thought Tracey Gold, of all people, would find herself at the epicenter of a firestorm. A debate war of the worst kind...a Mommy war.

How to be a Work at Home Mom

Posted March 18, 2008 by Sonja Stewart

Want to work from home, but have no idea where to begin? Let me tell you what I learned, the hard way. Trust me, it isn't easy, but it can be done. I'm going to walk you through it.

Negotiating Flexible Work Arrangements: Part 2 – Nailing Down the Details

Posted January 23, 2008 by Lela Davidson

Want to work from home? Reduced hours? Job-share? When neogitiating flexible working arrangements, presentation is everything. Read through this advice before sitting down with current or potential employers.

Negotiating Flexible Work Arrangements: Part 1 – Set Yourself Up For Success

Posted January 22, 2008 by Lela Davidson

Read this before you sit down with a current or future employer. Worker bees are plentiful, but if you've got valuable skills you can negotiate whatever terms you like. All you need to do is bulk up your confidence and do your homework. The keys are selling yourself and knowing your worth.