Silicon Valley’s most notorious working mom has ground her high heel in the proverbial diaper again. Yahoo President and CEO Marissa Mayer tackled the top job when five months pregnant and then (in)famously took only two weeks maternity leave. Now she has banned her employees from telecommuting. Feminists and Mommy Wars luminaries have lit up newspaper columns … [Read more...] about Face Time or Family Time? Deconstructing the Yahoo Decree
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The holiday vacation brings family, joy and fun. But it also can bring too much idle time for the kids. We talked to parenting expert, Meredith Sinclair, about ways to spend quality time with your kids during the holidays. Many parents feel that they don’t spend enough quality time with their kids. What are some ways parents can address this issue? This is indeed a … [Read more...] about Spending Quality Time With The Kids During The Holidays
The following is a guest post by Stephanie Manes, LCSW Most parents I know (myself included) get a little queasy when the topic of morals comes up. We think of all the awful things that have happened in the name of morality and frankly aren’t sure what it can or should mean anymore, or what role it should play in the things we teach our kids. The problem is that we are … [Read more...] about Teaching Good Morals To Your Kids
We’re the first to admit that even as registered dietitians and personal trainers, we can relate to our clients who tell us that sometimes in the afternoon they find themselves wanting a lil somethin’, somethin’—a little sweet and satisfying treat. This especially seems to be the case when it’s the kid’s snack time and they’re chomping at the bit for a sweet-tasting snack to … [Read more...] about Cocoa Energy Bites
“Lainie’s mom said Kira’s shorts are too short and she shouldn’t wear makeup to school.” “Anil’s parents told him he’s lucky both his parents are Indian. His family feels sorry for Sarah because her dad is African American and her mom is White.” “Jill told me it is too bad you’re Christian and Dad is Jewish. That’s why I don’t get a bat mitzvah.” “Erin’s mom says … [Read more...] about The Parent Gossip Train: Do You Ever Talk About Other People’s Kids?