Working parents

The real cost of child care: Two parents in Los Angeles, with 2 kids

Child care is necessary for every family. All parents must find a solution that fits their unique situation, and cost is often the biggest factor driving decision-making. In fact, more than 40% of families spend over 15% of household income on care. To see how different American families are juggling... more

The real cost of child care: Two parents in a Minneapolis suburb, with 2 kids

Child care is necessary for every family. All parents must find a solution that fits their unique situation, and cost is often the biggest factor driving decision-making. In fact, more than 40% of families spend over 15% of household income on care. To see how different American families are juggling... more

The real cost of child care: Two parents in Thornton, Colorado, with 1 kid

Child care is necessary for every family. All parents must find a solution that fits their unique situation, and cost is often the biggest factor driving decision-making. In fact, more than 40% of families spend over 15% of household income on care. To see how different American families are juggling... more

14 free or cheap summer camp options for 2019

When the school year wraps up, kids look forward to lazier days spent poolside, riding bikes or having sleepovers with friends and enjoying quality time with family. But chances are they’ll make even more amazing summer memories, as well as continue to learn and grow if they attend a summer... more

Mom asks for help managing the mental load and the internet delivers

The mental load — the unseen stress and emotional labor that often falls on women — isn’t a new concept for most moms. It’s things like meal planning and cooking, planning birthday parties, making sure school lunches are packed, and keeping a mental schedule of everyone’s appointments and special events... more

From breastfeeding to pumping: 10 tips for moms headed back to work

When Keyona Grant was preparing to go back to work after maternity leave, her baby did what a lot of breastfeeding moms fear: She refused the bottle. “I tried everything,” says Grant, a certified registered nurse anesthetist and owner of the site Professional Mama. “I left the house, offered... more

6 confessions of ‘mom guilt’ and expert advice to change this thinking

Since picking my son up from our babysitter and putting him down for bed, I can name at least a half-dozen things I’ve done “wrong.” I should’ve been friendlier to the sitter and not in such a hurry. I should’ve washed my child’s hands before dinner. I regret not... more

5 ways breastfeeding moms and their caregivers can work together for baby

If you’re a breastfeeding mom heading back to work or on an extended trip, you likely have one big concern: How will my baby transition from breast to bottle? It’s totally natural for nursing moms and their infant’s caregivers to have jitters going into a caregiving situation where the caregiver... more