|How are we supposed to "have it all" when most of the time we can't even find it. If there is one thing that binds all modern mothers together it is our certainty that we in fact can't have it all -- at least not all at the same time. In our Survival Guide, you will find tips and tricks from our esteemed editors on how to stay sane, get organized, take shortcuts, stay connected to those you love and even treat yourself from time to time.
Sarah Welch is one of the founders of Buttoned Up, a company dedicated to helping busy women get organized sanely across the spectrum of their busy lives. She is also the co-author of Everything (Almost) In Its Place: Control Chaos, Conquer Clutter and Get Organized the Buttoned Up Way.
Remember when we told you that chocolate is good for you?
They say that necessity is the mother of all invention, but often the best innovations are inspired not by need but by greed and self-indulgence. TiVO, for example, is hardly a necessity but boy is it a media hedonist’s best friend. more
As Newsweek recently noted, "an estimated 70 million Americans suffer from sleep problems." Certainly many of those millions are working parents.
The cumulative effect of sleeplessness over a long period can negatively affect health. As a result, we must give sleep the same degree of priority as eating well and exercising. Yeah, right. Tell that to your 5 month old baby who is still nursing twice a night or your 3 year old who wakes up at least every other night with nightmares or your 4 year old that wets the bed twice a week. All that and a 9 am meeting you have to lead. We know. more
Time is marching all over your face but you have no time to deal with it. Plain old everyday stress and family/work related tensions have begun to show. Fifty may be the new thirty, but try telling that to your skin, which started its steady slope downward when you were still playing spin the bottle. Hundreds of magazines splash photos of airbrushed models and movie stars at us, aimed at getting us to believe we can look just like them. We know it’s all smoke and mirrors. But let’s face it: when we look good, we feel good; and when we feel good, we perform well. more
Forest Gump’s mom pronounced life to be like a box of chocolates – “you never know what you’re gonna get.” Actually, if you’re a working mother, you do know what you are going to get: stress, guilt and extremely limited self-indulgence. more