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Jobs For Laid Off Moms and Dads

Like so many folks in this troubled economy, Ms. L. was laid off recently. Unlike some people, she was able to find employment, albeit in a very different field. Ms. L. used to be a vice president at Chase. Now she's a nanny, being paid off the bo...

Splitting Up Pays Better Than Staying Together for UK Couples

Back before I was married with children ("MWC") there was this rumor floating around that you could make money on your taxes by getting divorced. The idea was to get divorced at the end of the year and then remarry at the start of the next year, divo...

Britney Spears Bored With Her Structured Life

Britney Spears has something to say about her new, more structured life. In typical Britney style, she's not holding anything back: "I think it's too in-control," she says in Britney: For the Record, a new documentary about her life. "If I wasn't ...

Searching for a nanny - on Craigslist?

Recently we all got a good laugh, intentional or not, from a mom who posted on Craigslist looking for a nanny. For those of you unfamiliar with Craigslist, it's a now international site where one can post or look for anything from a job to household...

Dads want to stay home too

It comes as no surprise to me -- I said essentially the same thing a year ago -- that dads want to stay home with the kids. According to a survey conducted by CareerBuilder.com, thirty-seven percent of working dads said they would quit working to be ...

Career Choices

When I was in high school, I had grand plans to become an electronics engineer. I was going to go to the University of Illinois for my undergraduate degree, followed by graduate work at MIT. I was going to design computers and robots and all manner o...

Do you feel trapped by your kids?

Don't get me wrong -- I love my kids. I would do anything for them up to and including taking a bullet for them, figuratively and literally. That, however, doesn't mean I'm actively looking to become a martyr on their behalf. Quite the opposite, in f...

Givers and takers

My friend Scotty has always said that there are givers and takers in this world -- people either give more than they take or they take more than they give. He also claims that I'm a giver, but I've always responded that I'm a taker -- I'm just not ve...

Breaking up is hard to do

So, I quit my job. Don't get too excited yet, though--I got another one. It turns out I will be working in my neighborhood, about 100 yards from my house. I will still need day care, but it will be a twenty minute walk from my house instead of an ...

Career advice: Top twelve everlasting careers

The other day, Rachel told me that she plans on discouraging Jared and Sara from becoming teachers. This has more to do with her own current dissatisfaction with her job, rather than any objective criteria. Actually, she loves teaching, it's the way ...

Job insecurity and worried children

The town where I live is currently experiencing some employment issues. A large company has announced there will be layoffs and many of my friends are worried about their jobs. At a party last week, this was the main topic of conversation among the a...

Parent vs. Parent: Being a working parent sucks

I work from home on Thursdays, so I can take Jared to school and pick him up when it's over. Last Thursday, a couple of the moms waiting to pick up their kids told me that a few families were going camping and asked if we wanted to go. Naturally, I s...

Job interviewing while pregnant?

Much like many other people, I interviewed for a job in 2004. Actually, I interviewed for a couple of jobs. But, here's the kicker: I was eight and nine months, respectively, pregnant when I did so. In fact, for the second interview, I was 35.5 weeks...

Maternity Leave Policies

When I first learned I was pregnant, I began scouring the Internet for articles on how to change diapers and how to hold a baby and for the love of Pete, what do I do if he doesn't like me?   Blogs of expecting and new mothers were a tremen...

YummyMummy Careers.com -- job posting website for moms

Oh honey, I am LOVIN' this:  from our Tipline, Sarah Fowles introduces us to her website, YummyMummyCareers.com -- a job posting website designed to help "professional women who are either returning to their careers after taking a break to ...

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