iOS app Android app

Sahm

Why 'What Do You Do?' Is the Wrong Question to Ask

Ann Cinzar | Posted 12.09.2014 | Parents
Ann Cinzar

"I work from home" provides no information. "Nothing," while tempting, belies the truth. "I work for my husband," makes me feel like I've set the feminist movement back 60 years and I'm riding shotgun with Betty Draper.

The Stigma of Being a Working Mom in Mexico

Carmen Castro | Posted 11.20.2014 | Parents
Carmen Castro

I've been judged for sending my daughter to daycare since she was 3 months old; accused of being shallow for not wanting to conform and live a more modest life with just one salary; and even told, "I'm so sorry you can't have more kids, because there's no way you can handle it."

The Hard, Daily Switch from Work to Home

Hilary Wilce | Posted 11.12.2014 | Parents
Hilary Wilce

I'd been living all day in neon office light, with grown-up office people. My head was still buzzing with the rhythms and problems of my fast-paced day. Home was domestic, lamp-lit and adhering to its own time table.

Stepping Back Into the Workforce

Magnolia Ripkin | Posted 11.03.2014 | Business
Magnolia Ripkin

The specific subgroup of applicants that I am thinking about today is one needing some advice methinks. Let's call them the "Time Travellers" group of workforce re-entries. They last worked some time ago, and are trying to hop back on to the working world.

Dear Stay-At-Home-Moms: Go Ahead and Complain

Stephanie Sprenger | Posted 10.30.2014 | Parents
Stephanie Sprenger

I absolutely never begrudge them their tirades about their lack of personal space, failed attempts at dinner and self-imposed "Mommy time-outs" because they have reached their breaking point.

The Boss Who Finally Pushed Me Out of the Corporate World

Reem Kassis | Posted 10.27.2014 | Parents
Reem Kassis

I pulled an all-nighter last night, so when my boss got in this morning, he seemed quite pleased. This streak of pleasure wasn't long-lived, though, and he soon started complaining again: I wasn't doing what he wanted, I wasn't getting things done fast enough.

The 'Mom' Resume

Heather Evers | Posted 10.23.2014 | Women
Heather Evers

Harrison is now is school, so here I am, once again considering employment. I'm a 35-year-old mom with an 11-year gap on my resume. It doesn't scream "hire me." Shouldn't it, though?

7 Dumb Parenting Decisions That Seemed Like Great Ideas At The Time

Sarah Cottrell | Posted 12.16.2014 | Parents
Sarah Cottrell

There is a balance somewhere that allows for peace of mind of the parent on one side and the freedom to explore and express on the part of the wild child on the other. I have yet to find that balance.

How To Clean Your House In 10 Easy Steps

Sarah Cottrell | Posted 12.09.2014 | Parents
Sarah Cottrell

The kids got excited to "help" and made a water park out of the sink while attempting to do their own dishes. Such sweet kids. Also, there appears to be a small pond forming on the floor. Slip in the pond and almost fall. Try not to yell. Hold it together, lady! You still have to vacuum.

So, Are You Bored? A Stay-at-Home Mom's Favorite Question

Erica Ford | Posted 12.03.2014 | Parents
Erica Ford

The last thing I wanted to do was play trains. I wanted to make a fresh pot of coffee and find my wallet. But that nagging voice said, "When you look back on this time, you'll wish you played trains with her while you had the chance." So, I sat down. "Build it, b*tch!" she said excitedly.

10 Reasons You Don't Want To Be My Friend Now That I Have Kids

Sarah Cottrell | Posted 12.03.2014 | Parents
Sarah Cottrell

My husband and I are a team for many reasons, but primarily so that the children can't outnumber us. You want to get drinks and talk about your cheating arse of a boyfriend? Great! Grab a sippy cup and use your big words so the children won't understand you.

10 Ways Working Moms and Stay-At-Home Moms Have The Exact Same Day

April McCormick | Posted 10.26.2014 | Parents
April McCormick

The other day while talking with a friend about the ridiculousness of the so-called "Mommy Wars," I realized that regardless of whether a mom is working out of the home or in the home, both women are essentially spending their day doing the same things.

When the Baby You Adore Becomes a Teenager

Kathy Radigan | Posted 10.07.2014 | Parents
Kathy Radigan

Unlike the deep bouts of doubt I once had over whether I was a good actor or singer, or the doubts I can have today over whether I'm a good writer, blogger, gardener or even friend, I don't have too many over my ability as a mother.

Banish The Playdate

Chris Bernholdt | Posted 09.23.2014 | Parents
Chris Bernholdt

This idea that two kids playing together has to be an event is altering the spontaneity of our children. It has become too formal, with set dates and times, rendering my son incapable of calling his friends because he feels awkward asking, especially when a grown-up answers.

Why I Couldn't Have It All

Megan B. Baldwin | Posted 09.06.2014 | Parents
Megan B. Baldwin

When I tried to do it all, I cut corners everywhere. I made sacrifices with everything: my work, my kids, my marriage, my home. And I was miserable. Our crazy, hectic lifestyle wasn't working.

Why Stay-at-Home Moms Get Nothing Done All Day

Janie Porter | Posted 08.31.2014 | Parents
Janie Porter

When I was a childless TV news reporter, I would laugh when my stay-at-home mom friends would tell me that their houses were a mess. How on earth do you stay home all day and you don't get anything done?

How I Scared the Pizza Man

Janie Porter | Posted 08.05.2014 | Parents
Janie Porter

I want you to know that the 2-year-old who opened the door for you wearing just a diaper isn't allowed to open the door for strangers. And, you see, he's in just a diaper because I can barely keep up with keeping that clean and changed.

A Day in the Life of a Real Housewife: A Poem

Susannah Lewis | Posted 07.13.2014 | Parents
Susannah Lewis

I'm certain the soundtrack to hell is identical to the sound of my screeching alarm Buzz buzz buzz at 6:00 a.m., get up -- there are so many things to be done.

The Hidden Cost of the Financial Crisis for Women

Stella Kasdagli | Posted 06.28.2014 | Women
Stella Kasdagli

Downshifting is a perfectly valid choice when you feel you also have the option not to take it; when you have all the information you need in order to make an empowered decision; when you have been given (or have earned) the tools to really choose.

Is It Easier to Be a SAHM or a Working Mother?

Jill Patir | Posted 06.22.2014 | Parents
Jill Patir

I have sat on both sides of the fence, and have developed a deep respect for both working and non-working mothers. My feelings towards both waver, depending on the day.

More Moms Are Staying Home Full-Time, Pew Research Shows

AP | By LEANNE ITALIE | Posted 06.08.2014 | Parents

NEW YORK (AP) — The rising cost of child care is among likely reasons for a rise in the number of women staying home full-time with their children, ...

My Life In One Single, Sensational Syllable

Lisa-Jo Baker | Posted 05.11.2014 | Parents
Lisa-Jo Baker

These are the good days, the glory days, the slow-as-molasses days. These are the fast years, the wonder years, the how-do-I-find-words years.

The Question I Don't Want To Be Asked As A Stay-At-Home Parent

Annabel Monaghan | Posted 04.12.2014 | Parents
Annabel Monaghan

When he leaves in the morning, I'm in my pajamas and the kitchen's a mess. When he comes home at night, I'm in my pajamas and the kitchen's a mess. How can I explain to him that, though the pajamas are the same, the mess is a totally new, fresh mess?

6 Legit Ways to Make Money From Home That You've Never Heard Of

Bob Lotich | Posted 03.27.2014 | Money
Bob Lotich

With all the unique money-making opportunities available, many people are finding that they can earn a few extra hundred dollars a month by thinking a little outside the box.

The Question I Couldn't Stop Thinking About

Jennifer Benjamin | Posted 03.08.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Benjamin

At this point in my life, no, I don't have much career ambition. There, I said it. It's just not in me right now and I'm OK with that (I think).