When you feel like the demands of your home and job may just squeeze the life out of you, it may be time to ask for a flexible work arrangement from your employer. They can take many forms: a scaled-down workweek, compressed hours, working remotely, working nontraditional hours, or sharing a job with a co-worker. Knowing how to ask for one or, more critically, when to ask, … [Read more...] about A Working Mom’s Guide to Asking for Flexible Work Arrangements
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Handicapped Parking for Autistics I recently got into a spirited conversation with a couple other AutMoms regarding autism and whether or not people with autism should get handicapped placards. What is the issue? I responded to a Facebook post which was a page from an AutDad's blog. The post was about getting handicapped parking for autistic children. In the first … [Read more...] about Handicapped Parking for Autistics
The first two weeks after the birth are not only exciting and joyous but very harrowing and demanding. From two weeks to two months, parents feel increasingly as if they're getting the hang of it; but there may be a lot of crying and perhaps a bout of colic to contend with. From two months on, having a new baby becomes more and more fun. By age three months, most babies … [Read more...] about How to Find Good Daycare for Your Baby
The following is a guest post from RN Remedies® May is National Bike Month! You read that correctly, bike riding has its own month. How great is that? Aside from the fact that bike riding has a dedicated awareness month, there are a number of reasons to continue biking as a family throughout the year (if weather permits): Fresh air Healthy alternative to using … [Read more...] about Is Your Child Wearing The Right Bike Helmet?
I was 18, a college freshman thrilled about living on my own. I was also secretly petrified without my parents’ protection and rules. As part of learning how to take care of myself, I attended a campus safety orientation for freshman women.The goal was to empower us to avoid being victims of sexual assault while at college. We were issued a rape whistle on a red … [Read more...] about What Your Child’s College Doesn’t Want You To Know