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Updated Articles and Resources

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    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Take Cheap Family Vacations Created: Monday, December 06, 2010 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      When many families set out to take cheap family vacations, they often find they've far exceeded their budget at the end of the trip. However, you can take cheap family vacations by applying the fol...
    • Work-Life Benefits Improve Productivity, Research Shows Created: Saturday, April 04, 2009 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Effective work-life benefits encourage employees to work harder and stay with an organization, according to research by the Corporate Executive Board. People who are happy with their work-life bene...
    • Ways to Find Part-Time Jobs Created: Sunday, July 20, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Part-time jobs. They're the Holy Grail of many moms. You're probably interested in a part-time job, whether you're a working mom looking to cut back, or a stay-at-home mom ready to rejoin the workf...
    • Planning Maternity Leave Created: Monday, January 25, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Planning maternity leave can feel overwhelming. It doesn't have to be. Start planning your maternity leave step by step. Whether you're sure you're returning to work or hoping to quit your job, you...
    • What to Pack for Business Travel Created: Sunday, February 27, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Refer to this article for what to pack for business travel. Use this checklist as a guide to know what to pack for business travel. Learn what to pack for business travel and what not to pack."
    • Sample Maternity Leave Letter Created: Monday, January 05, 2009 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      You've figured out how long a maternity leave you want. This sample maternity leave letter will help you get it. Fill in the blanks of this professionally worded maternity leave letter before submi...
    • What Does "Leaning In" Mean for Working Moms? Created: Thursday, February 28, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      In early 2013, the term leaning in began popping up on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, after the title of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's book.
    • 9to5 - an Organization for Working Moms Created: Sunday, March 30, 2014 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      Learn about 9to5, the National Association of Working Women, a nonprofit organization that has been pushing for women's issues to be part of the nation's policy agenda since 1973. The group builds support for family-friendly work policies, equal pay for women and an end to workplace discrimination. Campaigns in recent years included promoting paid sick days and advocating workplace flexibility.
    • Avoid the Four Traps for Working Women Created: Sunday, March 30, 2014 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      Leading work-life researcher Joan C. Williams and her adult daughter Rachel Dempsey have analyzed 35 years of social science research to discern the four patterns of gender bias against career women. They interviewed more than 10 dozen high-ranking executive women to confirm the existence of these four traps for working women and present a plethora of solutions and ideas for sidestepping the traps in their book What Works for Women at Work.
    • What Is Flextime? Created: Monday, September 30, 2013 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      Human resources managers use lots of jargon. You may have heard this one and wondered: what is flextime? It's simple in one sense: changing your schedule from day to day in order to accommodate per...
    • What Is Flexplace? Created: Sunday, June 30, 2013 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      What is Flexplace? You've heard of flexiwork. Flexplace is similar. Read on to learn what is flexplace.
    • What is Preschool? Created: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      You've heard the term preschool your whole life, but now that you have a baby, you may be asking, "What is a preschool, anyway?" Or at least, how do I choose between the dozens of preschools in my ...
    • What Is a Live-In Nanny? Created: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      As you explore child care choices for your new baby, you might consider a live-in nanny. Whether you hire a live-in nanny just for the immediate period after giving birth, or permanently, you'll wa...
    • How to Organize Your Jewelry: Think Outside the Box Created: Tuesday, August 16, 2011 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      Organize your jewelry by thinking outside the box. Refer to this article for creative storage solutions for your jewelry. You'll learn how to keep your necklaces, bracelets, earrings and ring organ...
    • Tips for a Hassle-Free Kids Lunch Created: Thursday, February 05, 2009 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      Making your kids lunch doesn't have to be a last-minute scramble as they walk out the door to school. Eliminate the hassle by fixing lunch for your kids at night. Follow these quick tips to take th...
    • Organize Your Paper Clutter Created: Saturday, January 31, 2009 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      A household with children seems to create paper clutter out of thin air. Between kids' art projects, letters from school and the endless bills, organizing paper clutter could be an endless task for...
    • 4 Storage Solutions to Declutter Your Home Created: Thursday, June 02, 2011 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      Are you overwhelmed by a messy home? Use these four storage solutions and declutter your home. It's almost impossible to eliminate clutter; instead, never let them see your clutter by decluttering ...
    • Quick and Easy Dinners Your Family Will Love Created: Monday, March 14, 2011 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      Looking for quick and easy dinners? Refer to this article for countless ideas for weeknight dinners your family will love. You'll always have the answer to "What's for dinner?"
    • How to Organize School Papers Created: Sunday, February 27, 2011 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      Tackle the problem of how to organize school papers. Learn to organize school papers in one hour. Use this step-by-step plan to organize school papers and keep them organized.
    • Profile of Politician Michele Marie Bachmann Created: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      A self-proclaimed "Constitutional Conservative," Michele Marie Bachmann, a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives, became a candidate for the Republican nomination for president in ...
    • Choosing Between Spring Break Destinations Created: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      Comparing spring break destinations for your family isn't always an easy task. However, by following this step-by-step plan for evaluating spring break destinations, you can streamline your efforts.
    • Fortune Best Companies for 2011 Created: Friday, February 04, 2011 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      The Fortune 100 Best Companies list helps working parents know which employers pay well, offer fun perks and worker-friendly benefits. Ultimately, your work-life balance depends on your position, w...
    • Top 10 Working Mom Topics of 2012 Created: Tuesday, January 01, 2013 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      2012 was quite a year for working moms. From Michelle Obama to Marisa Mayer and everyone in between, in 2012 working moms took the headlines in this blog and around the Internet. Here are the top 1...
    • What Is Labor Day? Created: Saturday, September 04, 2010 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      What is Labor Day? The annual U.S. holiday is more than an extra day to spend at the beach. The history of Labor Day stretches back over 100 years to the first known observance of Labor Day as a pa...
    • Make the Most of a Career Coach Created: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      If you're considering hiring a career coach, that's just the first step. You also have to make the most of working with a career coach and understand the red flags that indicate you may have signed...
    • Easter Ideas to Save Your Holiday From Disaster Created: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      Do you need stunning Easter ideas to help your family and community honor the holiday? My best Easter ideas involve chocolate cream eggs and lamb dinners, but my colleagues at About have plenty of ...
    • Checklist of Return to Work Forms Created: Sunday, November 20, 2011 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      If you're a new mom getting ready for the end of maternity leave, you're probably wondering whether all your return to work forms are in order. There are enough important things to worry about righ...
    • Improve Your Time Management at Work Created: Thursday, September 01, 2011 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      Improve your time management at work and have more time at home for family and friends. Refer to these articles for tips and suggestions for improving your time management at work. You'll learn the...
    • Master Back-to-School Organization Created: Wednesday, August 31, 2011 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      Back-to-school is a very busy time of year especially for working moms. Start the year off right with this back-to-school organization guide. You'll learn how to help your child get organized, how ...
    • Organize Just About Anything With 3M Command Hooks Created: Thursday, July 21, 2011 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      Home organization is easy with 3M Command Hooks. Refer to this article for the top 10 uses for 3M Command hooks. You'll learn how to use them to organize your closet, bathroom, necklaces, keys and...
    • Overwhelmed by Clutter at Home? Created: Thursday, July 21, 2011 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      Are you overwhelmed by clutter at home? Do you cringe with embarrassment when someone stops by your home unannounced? How much time do you spend searching through stacks of paper looking for what y...
    • Get Organized at Work Created: Thursday, May 19, 2011 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      Is disorganization sabotaging your career? Refer to these articles and get organized at work. Learn how to organize your office, your briefcase and your day.

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