Survey: 88% of Working Parents Suffer Stress-related Health Problems

Working parents have a lot to juggle, and this can create stress. But what we often overlook is that stress has real health consequences. Several weeks ago, I put together a survey* asking working parents about stress and its effects on their health. More than 600 people responded. I filtered out respondents who lived in a household with at least one stay-at-home adult, which left 560 respondents in households where all adults work. Their answers were alarming:...more

Most of the working parents that I know discuss ad nauseam how they feel like they're under a ... more

The $100 Question: Tell Justice Fergie From Mamalaw About Your Worst Work-Life Balance Mistake Ever

Welcome to The $100 Question, where fellow BlogHers are asking questions ... and every answer could be worth one hundred dollars! Let's meet today's host: Justice Fergie from Mamalaw ...more

For the past 10 years, my husband and I have had amazing careers. Five and a half years ago, I ... more

Empty Nests: How Will You Feel When Your Little Bird Leaves Home?

My mom came to visit recently, and as always, I fought the urge to crawl right into her lap and crush her aging bones. I've never lost the desire to be mothered. And, since my daughter came into my life, I've never yet and doubt I ever will lose the desire to mother her. ...more

We are the parents of 5-yo triplets and a 2.5-yo toddler and although our house is lively and ... more

Who Decides How Many Kids to Have?

Some of us have the exact number of kids we wanted to have. Some want more, but due to infertility or economics, have fewer than what we wanted. Some let fate decide, intentionally or unintentionally. And some have argued -- she wants more, he wants fewer, or vice versa. This discussion is so important because family size, after a certain point, is set. The discussion ends after the childbearing or adoption years pass, and for the rest of life, both partners have to live with the final outcome. Marriages have split up over an inability to agree on how many kids to have. Who gets to decide? ...more

We struggled with infertility for almost 10 years before I became pregnant with triplets from ... more