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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 car...

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...

Michelle Obama pledges to help working families and military families

This should come as no surprise given that her husband ran on not only the Democratic but also the Working Families ticket, but Michelle Obama wants to help working families and military families. As part of her duties as First Lady, Michelle sees th...

Sexual harassment just part of the job in Russia

Ladies, if you think your job is bad, be thankful that you don't work in Russia. A recent survey of female professionals in that country finds that 100% of them have been subjected to sexual harassment by their bosses. That is not a typo - One Hundre...

Leaving on a jet plane: Helping kids deal with parents who travel

One of my very favorite commercials is the one where the dad goes away on a business trip and his daughter gives him her stuffed monkey to take along; he uses his cell phone to photograph the monkey in various places while he's traveling and sends th...

Summer jobs can lead to drug experimentation

According to Drug Free America, summer can mean more than swimming, sunning and shopping for some teenagers. June, July and August are also the months in which teens are more likely to try marijuana for the first time. And as much as parents might wa...

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...

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 ...

Gwyneth Paltrow: No trust funds for her kids

When celebrity chef Nigella Lawson announced that she wasn't planning to leave her children a penny of her considerable fortune, she was roundly criticized. Convinced that financial security ruins people, she says she wants her kids to learn the valu...

Do you nap on vacation?

I've had a bit of a cold or something the whole time we've been up here by Lake Tahoe and yesterday, it kinda caught up with me. We put the kids down for a nap and I decided to lie down for just a bit. I told Rachel I was only going to rest for half ...

ParentDish Size Six: Reasons to have kids

Why would anyone in their right mind willingly submit themselves to eighteen (or more!) years of dealing with those loud, filthy, expensive, rebellious critters known as children? Surely, there must be some reason why people put up with their messes,...

Easier for moms to skip work than dads

Life sucks when your kids are sick. Not only is it tough to deal with a fussy, upset, generally discontented child, but if there's not a stay-at-home parent in your household, someone has to take off work. New research, at least in part, confirms wha...

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...

Adjusting to a new schedule

It's been a few weeks now since Jared and Sara started school. It's taken some time, but I think we're finally adjusting to the new schedule. Rachel is up at some ungodly hour and out of the house by 6:30. I'm up somewhere between 6 and 6:30 and Rach...

Don't work, have sex -- have baby, win prizes

How would you like it if you woke up tomorrow morning, and the governor of your state told you to take the day off -- to have sex. Seems too good to be true, right? Yet that's exactly what happened in a central Russian province yesterday. With birth ...

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