There is nothing more important than the safekeeping of our children. So it's surprising how haphazard the hiring process can be for babysitters, nannys and other in-home childcare professionals. Take time to plan your interview with a potential caregiver and listen carefully to what he or she may tell you. Here are some obvious and not-so obvious questions that are … [Read more...] about 8 Questions You Should Ask a Potential Babysitter
Fitness resolutions are a drag. Getting to the gym can be tough. So how can you improve your fitness without being so serious? I have decided that the solution is to “move like an eight year old." I have four children: 11, 9, 7 and 5. And for their entire lives I have studied them in motion. My kids are active. They all play sports. But they also just MOVE. They … [Read more...] about Fitness Experiment: Move Like An Eight Year Old!
I recently met up with a good friend at a sports practice for our children. She was sitting on the lobby floor of the ice skating rink, with papers spread all around her. I asked, with great curiosity, “what are you doing”? She replied, “I am trying to catch up on life." In the crazy world of motherhood, we spend much of our time reacting to the events of the day or week. It … [Read more...] about Playing Catching Up in Life
What is the real reason for the intense public reaction ignited by Hilary Rosen’s criticism of Ann Romney? Ann Romney is a homemaker. She raised five sons. She worked hard. Is it a full-time job? Absolutely. Does it pay well? For most women, other than Ann Romney, it does not. So as a result, many women must find work outside the home to earn a living. The reason … [Read more...] about Ann Romney and Hilary Rosen: Beyond the Mommy Wars
As we approach the holidays, great focus is placed on generosity. For a mother, who is constantly giving, it can be tough to give more when you feel like you already give so much. So let’s reframe generosity. What does it really mean? Generosity can take many forms. Generosity can be sharing money, knowledge, support or time. Generosity is less an act than it is a … [Read more...] about Generosity: For the Holidays and Every Day