What to Ask When Choosing a Daycare Center

Does your daycare center offer unstructured use of art supplies? Credit: Getty Images
Choosing the right daycare center can be almost as difficult as leaving your little one. But a mix of common sense and savvy detective work can help you navig...
Choosing the right daycare center can be almost as difficult as leaving your little one. But a mix of common sense and savvy detective work can help you navigate this challenge of modern parenting.

Returning to Work After Maternity Leave Requires Balance

Actress Kelly Rutherford on the set of "Gossip Girl" after the birth of her daughter, Helena Grace. Credit: IGNAT, Bauer-Griffin
While returning to work after having a baby might be inevitable, it doesn't need to be a grind. Use these tips ...

CNN Anchor Campbell Brown Says Moms Just Can't Do it All

Campbell Brown says having it all is impossible. Credit: Getty Images
When she became a first-time mom during the 2008 presidential campaign, Campbell Brown's public persona went from CNN's savvy political analyst to supermom. Brown was a fascina...

Parenting - It's Always Greener on the Other Side

Do you think other parents have it easier than you? Photo courtesy
When you choose a certain parenting path, I think it's natural to look at how someone else is doing it and wonder if they've got it better.
Take, for instance, a Baby ...

What would you outsource?

I made a to-do list this morning of things that MUST get done tomorrow; it includes going to the grocery and the cleaners and the UPS store, paying the bills, and writing three thank-you notes. Oh and I also have to work. And I may have promised to t...

Share and share alike: Equal parenting

Admit it: at some point in your life as a parent, you have added up all the things you do for the children and the house and the family. If you are lucky, this accounting has not been part of a larger wrangle about what's fair in your house, but it i...

I'm a mom, it's what I do

A few years ago I retired from my corporate 9 to 5 job in order to spend time with my children. The grind of working 9 to 5 had increased an hour on each end, and the days of not participating in my kids' lives had grown to an unbearable number. So I...

No, I cannot help with [insert name of school volunteer thing here]

My sons go to a small Catholic school. This school relies heavily on parent involvement, both because it's good for parents to be part of the school community, and because having volunteers take care of various jobs around the campus keeps costs down...


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