Time Management Tips For The Working Woman

Do you ever feel like there are not enough hours in a day? Most of us feel that way from time to time. Generally speaking, if we minimize the time that we waste daily, we find we have more time for the more important things in life. There are proven techniques that allow us to organize our time, to get things done more effectively, leaving us more time for our families and friends. Make A List The first thing you can do is make lists. Make a ton of them, go crazy, and make a list for … [Read more...]

Why Working Mothers Are More Productive

Many mothers struggle with feelings of guilt when they return to work. They also have to deal with the sense that they are somehow less productive if they come back to the workplace on a part-time basis. The truth is, however, that working mothers are more productive than other employees are and women who work part-time are even more productive. In the corporate world, senior managers are routinely sent on Six Sigma Yellow Belt training courses to improve their productivity levels. This type of … [Read more...]

So Much to Do – So Little Time, Women in Business

Women in Business According to a recent survey, flexible work hours (73%), the ability to work from home or remotely at times (61%) and a helpful partner who shares in responsibilities at home (65%) were important for working mothers to overcome the daily struggle of achieving balance. Here are Ten Tips to help you get a little closer to work-life harmony throughout the year: 1. Design a plan. Not all bosses will proactively offer a flexible work schedule. If you want it, present a … [Read more...]

The Trailing Spouse, Gender Roles Abroad

Quite a few women don’t relocate for their own career, but follow a husband or partner on an assignment. As a "trailing spouse", you take care of the family while putting your own plans on the backburner – not always an easy or rewarding job. Find out what it entails and how to keep your cool as an expat wife. Recent surveys regarding relocation trends show that the number of employees without family ties is increasingly preferred for expat assignments. This is also due to the fact that … [Read more...]

Children Sleeping in Car – 10 Tips How to Keep them Awake!

Keeping your small child on a reliable sleep schedule is challenging enough without any additional complicating factors thrown into the mix. While some parents swear by the power of a long drive to send a child straight to dreamland, others refuse to let their children sleep in the car because they don’t transition well from the car to their bed. A short spin can lull a toddler into sleeping for a few minutes, but also result in him refusing to nap later in the day, or completely not sleep … [Read more...]

HOW TO TELL IF TEENAGER IS MATURE ENOUGH TO BABYSIT

Babysitting is a time-honored tradition among teenagers looking for a way to earn some extra money while selecting their own schedules, rather than being forced to adhere to one made each week by a manager. If your teen has recently approached you with a desire to begin her career as a babysitter, there are some things you’ll need to take into consideration when determining whether she’s mature and responsible enough to be charged with the very important task of caring for dependent children. … [Read more...]

“Latch Key Kid”, is your child old enough for this?

How do you know if your kids are old enough or responsible enough to stay home alone? With more and more households becoming two income households, the number of latchkey kids, or kids who are left home alone for a part of each day, is also steadily growing. According to NBC’s Today Show there are over 3 million children who are latch key kids today. But before you decide to let your own child be a latch key kid, it’s important to evaluate if your child is ready for that … [Read more...]

PARENTS, 6 Key Components of a Nanny’s Annual Review

6 Key Components of a Nanny’s Annual Review For nannies and their employers, an annual review can be a nerve-wracking experience. While private, in-home childcare providers who have been with their employers for an extended period of time may be less nervous when the time for the review rolls around, it’s almost impossible for either party to feel completely comfortable with the process. Parents that are approaching their first-ever annual review with their very first nanny may find that … [Read more...]

10 Working Moms Secrets for Getting Out of the House on Time

10 Working Moms Secrets for Getting Out of the House on Time Mornings can be the most difficult part of the day for many working moms. Trying to get the kids and themselves ready and out the door on time seems to always take much longer than expected. With these 10 tips, working moms can make their mornings much more manageable and make their family’s morning departure one that is on time and not late. 1. Wake up 30 minutes before everyone else. If you don’t first care for your own needs, … [Read more...]

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