There's a trend among anonymous women on the Internet: if your significant other does the bare minimum, deal with it. This attitude is increasingly prominent around holidays. Moms who complained about not being acknowledged by their spouses on Mother's Day were met with a quick verbal spanking.The reason? Well, it was Mother's Day - not "Spouse's Day", so your … [Read more...] about Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or Spouse’s Day?
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Does your salary after daycare + transportation + various work expenses justify working? Let's find out.A salary of $30K nets approximately $2.1K/month after taxes. The national average cost of daycare is about $970 (Source: What You'll Spend on Daycare). However, if you live in a metro-area (or large city), expenses could be up to $2K/month (in case you're wondering, that … [Read more...] about Daycare: Is Your Job Worth Keeping? Let’s Find Out.
When it comes to work from home jobs, there are a lot of scams out there. Most of the propositions are pyramid schemes, and, really, when you're looking to work from home, who has time to host parties or badger strangers to join your makeup club? Truthfully, if you want to work from home, it is absolutely possible. But not for everyone. If you want to work from home, you have … [Read more...] about Working from Home: A Stay at Home Parent’s Fantasy or Possible Reality?
One thing first time parents often worry about is if having a baby will change who they are as a person. And, if it does, is it a change for better, or for worse?There are so many ways your life changes after you have a baby. You no longer have the independence to "drop everything" and play hooky or even grab a late bite. When you look at the clock, and it's 2AM, you're not … [Read more...] about Will Having a Baby Make Me a Different Person?
1. Your friends invite you out, and instead of thinking "YAY! Girls night!" you start doing a cost-benefit analysis that looks something like this: Time getting ready + X hours of enjoyment ÷ drinks consumed = not enough fun to make the hangover worth it. 2. Photos of people without children having "fun" don't make you jealous; they make you tired.3. Before you put … [Read more...] about 10 Ways You Know You’re a Total “Mom”