Topic: working mom

Gwyneth Paltrow Doesn’t Care That We All Want To Punch Her In The Face

Gwyneth Paltrow Doesn't Care That We All Want To Punch Her In The Face

It is simply not Gwyneth Paltrow’s problem that the rest of us don’t make as much money as she does. Also, it’s totally fair for even the richest of women to admit that parenting is hard. That doesn’t mean that every mom who isn’t rolling in money isn’t going to want to punch Gwyneth in the face when she talks about how much harder she has it as a movie star mom. More »

Hey Preggos, If You Just Lost Your Job Your Babies Would Be Healthier

 Hey Preggos, If You Just Lost Your Job Your Babies Would Be Healthier

Good morning and please enjoy a nice cup of guilt along with your breakfast, especially if you are headed into work this morning. A new study conducted in Barcelona, Spain, reported by the Atlantic says that moms who work less have healthier babies, because they eat better, smoke less, sleep longer, and spend more time walking in the Mediterranean sun and stopping at farmers markets along the way. More »

7 Non-Negotiable Truths In The Working Mom Vs. SAHM Wars

7 Non-Negotiable Truths In The Working Mom Vs. SAHM Wars

In the winding path my career has taken, I have spent substantial time both in and out of the workplace since my children were born. As a result, I am constantly at war with myself and have a hard time “picking sides” in the Working Mom vs. SAHM debates. So instead of taking a side, I offer seven non-negotiable truths I’ve revealed from my time moving across the battle lines. More »

Facebook Getting Fancy New On-Premise Doggy Daycare, But Jack Squat For Kids

Facebook Getting Fancy New On-Premise Doggy Daycare, But Jack Squat For Kids

Facebook is embracing alternative families like no other. The company that gave us Olympic style procrastination is reportedly erecting a  $120 million, 394-unit housing compound on their premises so that employees have a super happy commute (reminds me of college). But among all the fancy amenities, including a sports bar, laundry and dry cleaning facilities, hairstylists, woodworking classes, on-site bike repair, there is zero daycare. At least for your child. But there is daycare for your dog. More »

I’ve ‘Opt-ed In’ To ‘Lean In’ And Now I’m One Of Those ‘Maxed Out’ Working Moms Having It All

I've 'Opt-ed In' To 'Lean In' And Now I'm One Of Those 'Maxed Out' Working Moms Having It All

This last year has enjoyed its fair share of working mom buzz words in the media. Sheryl Sandberg with her plea to “Lean-In” and Judith Warner remarking on the trend for my generation to “opt-in” (after Lisa Belkin‘s “Opt-Out Revolution”).  Now there’s a new buzz word, “Maxed Out.”  I relate to all three. More »

Anonymous Mom: My Cousin With Quadruplets Is Hogging All The Free Family Child Care

Anonymous Mom: My Cousin With Quadruplets Is Hogging All The Free Family Child Care

A few years ago, my cousin had fertility problems and ended up having quadruplets. Everyone rushed to help. But the help has continued and every time we ask for a night out, we are told no one can because they are helping with the quads. They have had constant help from lots of family members for years now. I understand they needed it when the quads were preemie babies (my first was a preemie too), but the kids are almost three years old now and my cousin has never watched them by herself for a day! More »

Professor Warns Women To Get To Baby Making Before 35 Or Face Certain Doom

Professor Warns Women To Get To Baby Making Before 35 Or Face Certain Doom

Gird your loins ladies and gents, you’re about to be shocked and amazed. Did you know that a woman’s fertility actually DECREASES after age 35? I hope I didn’t cause any shock-related strokes, because this is totally and completely NEW NEWS, right? Well, it is if you’re professor Mary Herbert of the Institute for Aging and Health at the University of Newcastle, who wants to get the word out ASAP.

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3 Back To School Conversations I’ve Had With Annoying Working Moms

3 Back To School Conversations I've Had With Annoying Working Moms

Of course SAHMs are the low hanging fruit of the back to school bunch. They probably stayed up all night crafting pinteresting lunches, neatly folding their child’s emergency outfit, and personalizing their painting smock. And it’s true, they often earn their bad rap for being uber-competitive and snooty, especially in NYC. But I’ve heard equally appalling things from the mouths of the working moms in the class. More »