Working Moms

I Don't Need Anyone To Tell Me What Mothers Should Do All Day

Darlena Cunha | Posted 08.25.2014 | Canada Living
Darlena Cunha

I'm writing this because I often complain about and worry about my new line of work / not work. I feel like I'm missing out on real life by not punching a clock. That I've perhaps sacrificed my career and will never get it back. I want to remind myself that even if I don't get it back, I haven't been wasting my time here. If anything, I've become a better worker, not a worse one.

How Becoming Mayor Would Affect My Family

Karen Stintz | Posted 07.08.2014 | Canada Living
Karen Stintz

It goes without saying, but I'll say it anyways. Being a working mother is a never ending balancing act. My children have always had a politician for a mom; I was elected to Toronto's city council before they were born. My chosen career -- and my choice to run for Mayor -- means that my life is, to a certain degree, public.

The Mother of All Mothers

Beverley Golden | Posted 07.07.2014 | Canada
Beverley Golden

Growing up in the 50's and 60's, my mother Lillian was primarily a "stay-at-home"mother. It's not that she didn't have high aspirations for her future, as she dreamed of being a dancer. However, times required she go to work directly after graduating high school as a bookkeeper for a dress manufacturer, her professional dancing dreams dashed.

So, You're a Working Mom... Big Deal

Julie Rusciolelli | Posted 06.02.2014 | Canada Business
Julie Rusciolelli

When did the term "working mom" come into the popular vernacular? I cannot, for the life of me, figure out why any woman with a job and children would describe herself as a working mom. My husband is a wonderful father, and great business leader, however, he does not refer to himself as a working dad. In fact, I don't know one man who works while raising a family and calls himself a working dad. So why do we?

A Letter From a Working Mother to a Stay-At-Home Mother (and Vice Versa)

Dr. Carolyn Ee | Posted 04.14.2014 | Canada Living
Dr. Carolyn Ee

I know that you seldom have a hot cup of coffee or tea. I know that your attention is always divided, often diverted from a moment to moment basis, and you cannot ever count on completing a task in the one go. I know that you probably don't get any down time when you're on your own at home, unless you have a single child who still naps in the daytime. I know the challenges you deal with daily, usually with no peer support or backup. The toddler tantrums, the toilet training accidents, the food battles, the food on the floor, the crayons on the wall, the sibling rivalry, the baby that never seems to stop crying.

Why Hasn't the Working Mom Dialogue Evolved Yet?

Leah Eichler | Posted 04.10.2014 | Canada Living
Leah Eichler

Many women I have spoken to talk about their fears of being a working mother in hushed tones, as if the topic is taboo. But shouldn't the conversation about marrying work and motherhood have evolved by now?

Top Five Must-Have Apps for The Multi-Tasking Woman

Sharon Vinderine | Posted 04.06.2014 | Canada Living
Sharon Vinderine

If I don't finish this article now, I can always finish at home because Evernote stores my data in the magical Elephant cloud and makes it accessible to me on any device I have Evernote installed on. Why an elephant as their logo? That would be because Evernote never forgets.

The Sobering Reality

Erica Diamond | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Erica Diamond

"I observe that many people seek happiness "out there." They imagine it will come to them if they get a raise, a new car, a new lover, or something el...

How Feminism Has Failed Our Children

Lydia Lovric | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Lydia Lovric

Women have been brought up to believe that they have the right to pursue their own goals and dreams without any consideration for those around them. As a result, we have women having babies who almost immediately hand the child off to a daycare worker or nanny so that they can return to the office in order to feel fulfilled.

Mission Impossible: Family Dinner at My House

Kate Hilton | Posted 11.27.2013 | Canada Living
Kate Hilton

My kids are the worst eaters. Really. Some people say this, and mean that their kids don't eat raw sushi, or whole wheat pasta, or offal. That's not what I mean. I mean that in my house, bacon is a food group. I mean that my kids don't eat pasta, period. I mean that they only accept pepperoni pizza from one delivery joint. It's serious.

Because I Have a Baby, I'm Supposed to Enjoy Unemployment?

BabyPost | Posted 11.24.2013 | Canada Living
BabyPost

I am unemployed again. I'm scared we won't be able to pay the bills. I'm scared that we have set up a life that there is no way we can afford without a second salary, and a decent one at that. I'm scared that I am doing my son a disservice by pulling him from daycare to stay home with me, a mom who loves him dearly but prefers to not be a stay-at-home mom...

I Live By My Packing List...Then My Computer Crashed

Rania Walker | Posted 09.07.2013 | Canada Travel
Rania Walker

I'm a list maker. In fact I love making lists. But as time and luck would have it my computer crashed two days before we left on vacation and I couldn't access any of my packing lists. Later when the absence of water shoes resulted in a clam shell injury to one of my daughters' feet, we realized that the first aid kit, newly loaded with all sorts of band-aids, ointments and first-aidy stuff, was left sitting on the kitchen counter.

The Health Benefits of Moms Going Back to Work

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 08.12.2013 | Canada Living
Kathy Buckworth

A recent survey found women who worked full time outside the home after having children had better mental and physical health by age 40 than those who had not. That may be because the reward system for moms at home leaves something to be desired. In that there really isn't one.

The Hardest Working Moms Stay Home

Diane Weber Bederman | Posted 07.09.2013 | Canada Living
Diane Weber Bederman

I do not want to pit one mother against another. But, I am tired of the lack of respect we show to moms who choose to stay home and raise their children, prepare their meals, and attempt to make their homes a sacred place for their family. I have no doubt that these women rarely think of their work as sacred. But it is.

Is Being a Housewife Too High Risk?

Heather Magee | Posted 04.11.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Heather Magee

When does being a housewife become too high risk? Shouldn't we as women be able to head out into the workforce if all of a sudden we're the sole financial provider? As someone who lives in one of the most expensive cities in the world, I can't get my head around how women can walk away from their careers without a worry in the world. Isn't it irresponsible?

Do Women Have a Purse Gene?

Heather Korol | Posted 04.12.2013 | Canada Style
Heather Korol

Have you seen my purse? It can house a small animal, a bucket of make-up, an e-reader, a lunch packed in Tupperware, an iPhone, mints, credit cards, travel coffee mug, keys, Scotch tape, small scissors and, of course, an extra pair of shoes. Have I learned to be this way? Nature vs. nurture, which is it?

What Working Moms Really Want From Employers

Selena Cameron | Posted 10.09.2012 | Canada Business
Selena Cameron

All too often, I think we get caught up in details of success that don't actually mean much to moms. I care far less about having a smartphone than I do about the option of using that smartphone to work from home when one of my kids is sick. It's an extra step, but an important one.

What's The Difference Between 'Working' And 'Stay At Home'? (INFOGRAPHIC)

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.11.2012 | Canada Living

For years, there's been a division between mothers in North America, between those who work out of the home, and those who don't. But as it turns out,...

Hey Moms, Don't Expect Time Off With That Baby

Rachel Ryan | Posted 08.05.2012 | Canada Living
Rachel Ryan

Women in the U.S. are offered zero paid maternity leave, and they're practically the only ones. More women are going to school and joining the workforce but then -- boom! -- babies. And yes, while more and more Americans are working from home, there is little hope that a single shift will alleviate a working mother's workload. The shift needs to be one of national legislative proportions.

What To Get Mom For Mother's Day: A Fairer Wage

CBC | Posted 07.10.2012 | Canada Living

Can't think of what to get mom for Mother's Day? How about a fairer wage and a break from household chores and child-care responsibilitie...

Be a Working Mom Without Hating Your Life

The Huffington Post Canada | Shelley White | Posted 11.18.2011 | Canada Living

"I don't know how she does it." It's a line every stressed-out, guilt-ridden working mom has caught herself saying when she encounters a perfectly coi...