Work and Family

Family Meetings Between Parents

We've established a practice that we call "family meetings" which just my husband and I are doing on a regular basis.

Juggling Kids And College

This tip is about sharing the responsibilities around the house with your children. I have a 10 and 12 year old and some of their responsibilities include: setting the table for dinner, helping with meals, washing their own dishes after mealtime.

Taping Favorite Books For Your Child

When my daughter was approximately 4 years old, we began having a lot of separation issues when it came to my husband and I being out at night. Bedtime was very difficult for the babysitter.

Working Parent Tips

We have all experienced the morning rush! Encouraging kids to get dressed, eat, brush their teeth, etc., stressing to get out the door so you are not late for work, and not untimely for their daycare provider’s schedule. So you work all day and now it’s 5:00. It’s rush hour again. Well, here are some ways to ease the stresses:

Date With Daddy

I like to plan ahead and spend one-on-one time with one of my children once a week. Since I have four children, that amounts to four dates a month.

No Ringy-Dingy

Organizing Your Weekends With The Kids

I found that the weekends were getting to be stressful in our family with both parents working it was hard to balance the needs of the family with the needs of the children. So I came up with the idea of a weekend to-do list that I made with the kids.

Coordinating Work Schedule With Kids Activities

I work three days a week and since my older daughter was about two years old I've been participating in a mother-daughter ballet class with her. It has been a fantastic way for me to do something with a group of parents and children.

Reading On The Road

I have to travel for work and that means that I have to spend nights away. We have a bookshelf beside my bed that is labeled Mommy's travel books and when we go to the bookstore we always buy a duplicate copy of each book on that shelf.

Family Morning Routine

A few years ago we realized that our mornings were a little out of control. We couldn't make sure that everyone was having breakfast. We were running around trying to find backpacks, homework and projects.

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