Working parents

I can thrive as a working mom because my husband is a stay-at-home dad

By Conz Preti When I tell people that I have three kids under the age of 4 at home, work full time and also have several freelance gigs, they all gasp at the Wonder Woman level at which I’m juggling all these things. Truth is, I couldn’t do any of... more

Returning to work after COVID: 10 helpful tips for parents heading back to the office

  Whether you’ve relished in not having a work commute and being able to throw in a load of laundry or have been tearing your hair out because the kids barge into your “home office” (read: your bed) 500 times an hour to ask if they can have a snack... more

11 creative child care solutions for school breaks and closings

For some families, spring break and other school breaks provide the perfect opportunity to break up the everyday hustle and bustle with a much-needed vacation. But for many others, it’s time to scramble for child care. Whether the issue is cost or an inability to take off of work, the school... more

11 pandemic parenting lessons we'll be taking into 2021 and beyond

There’s no question 2020 is a year most of us will be happy to put in our rearview mirrors, bidding bye bye to all those long months, which taxed parents at just about every turn.  The year taught us words like “hybrid school model,” tested the ability of... more

Amy Coney Barrett praise is hypocritical coming from policymakers who don’t support working moms

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett is the mother of seven children, and a handful of senators can’t seem to stop talking about it. During the first hearing to confirm Barrett’s judiciary nomination on Monday, October 12, several Republican senators went out of their way to praise Barrett for the... more

14 moms who’ve had babies during the pandemic share the best and worst parts

Giving birth is never easy. I mean, they don’t call it “labor” for nothing. But giving birth in the middle of a global pandemic? That’s not something any of us could have imagined. Still, it’s what hundreds of thousands of women have done since March 11, 2020, when the World... more

Without a bailout, child care centers may not survive the pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced child and day care center closures, which has put a huge strain on both working parents and child care workers, but there may be an even bigger crisis looming on the horizon. A recent study by the National Association for the Education of Young Children... more

What is an after-school nanny or sitter — and do you need one?

Figuring out where your kids will go after school, what they’ll do and who will be watching them is a big child care challenge for many families. That’s why some parents turn to hiring an after-school nanny or babysitter to fill the child care gap from 3 p.m. to 5... more