mommy wars 

Working Moms' Kids Are Less Healthy, Study Says

Moms who work outside the home don't have time for a healthy lifestyle, study says. Credit: moriza, Flickr Get your boxing gloves out, ladies, there's a new salvo being fired in the Mommy Wars -- a study out of Britain reveals that kids of...

Babies of Working Moms Get Just as Much Cuddle Time

Cuddle time is a big part of a baby's day. Photo: ScaleOvenStove, Flickr
Babies of working moms get just as much cuddle time as babies of stay-at-home moms, says a new report out of Australia. Researchers followed parents of 3,000 babies between...

Dr. Laura Schlessinger on Working Moms

Dr. Laura feels sorry for working moms. Image: Amazon.com
Just in time for Mother's Day, Dr. Laura Schlessinger has released a new book titled "In Praise of Stay-at-Home Moms." In this, her sixteenth book, Schlessinger urges mothers to eschew...

Life in the NICU, Dave Grohl, and More - Links We Love

We all know how babies are made, but this video describes it all in graphic detail. (I promise, it's suitable for work.) -- Boing Boing Today is Earth Day! Looking for a last minute craft to do with your little environmentalist? BabyCenter's got...

Be Nice - Your Kids Are Watching

ParentDish is pleased to welcome Rene Syler to our team. Rene hosted CBS news' The Early Show from 2002 - 2006; she is the author of The Good Enough Mother, and is currently at work on her second book. You can spend more time with Rene at her web...

Over-parenting on the rise?

A recent review in The New Yorker looks at several new books on overparenting, including one that -- get this -- blames feminism and the Russians for creating the dreaded helicopter parent. Oy. Included in the review is "A Nation of Wimps: The...

Making babies makes you smarter

Want to get smarter? Have a kid. The human brain makes new cells constantly over a lifetime, but the cells are most likely to survive and flourish when challenged with emotional and novel experiences. Scientists now say that parenthood provides the...

Do you ask if your child's playmates are vaccinated?

There are a lot of ways that we, as parents, put ourselves into groups. Breastfeeders vs. formula feeders, co-sleepers vs. cry-it-outers, stay at home moms vs. working moms. I think it's really unfortunate when these very personal issues divide us,...

A SAHM's dirty little secret

These days, bringing up the "mommy wars" is as potentially explosive as a faux pas at a Middle East peace negotiation -- except everyone is a lot less diplomatic. I happened to grow up in a family of political junkies who loved to philosophize...

What are your thoughts about SAHMs and WMs?

If you're a stay-at-home mom, do you imagine the days of a working mom to be filled with three martini lunches with clients, a sparkling house thanks to a cleaning service, and a closet filled with dry clean only Ann Taylor? And do you working...

What's with all the judgment?

Upon recommendation by a reader of my other blog, I've been reading a rich, heart-string tugging (and apparently famous) book called a Tree Grows in Brooklyn. It's a book about the life of a girl named Francie, but more specifically it's about being...

Parent vs Parent: Choosing to work out of the home

Choosing to work, instead of staying at home with your child, is often not a choice at all. The reality of life and the cost of living tend to make the decision for you. But there is another aspect of going back to work after having a child that is...

Portrait of a working mom: mornings

I work out of the house three days a week. It's taken some sacrifices, but most days I think I've struck a fairly good balance between my home and professional lives. Other days I feel like I'm walking up an impossibly steep hill. My husband, Jan, is...

Mommy Wars: why we fight

I didn't know what to expect from the Mommy Wars. The byline indicated something about Mothers "facing off" about career choices and their families, which sounded bitter to me. The cover is pink with a leaking bottle and, had I not heard good things...

Perhaps my career is not so stressful

In the week since my return to work, one question keeps popping up in my head: what was it, exactly, that used to stress me out so much about my job? I find that after a year at home with a baby, my career suddenly seems a lot more manageable. I am...

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