For Moms and Dads

Balancing work, parenting and relationships is no easy task. How about a little "you-time," Mom and Dad? Lose the guilt and get some thoughts on how to care for yourself.


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Even in these days of equality, the majority of household work is still done by women, even if they also work outside the home. But there are many ways to get your spouse or partner to help out more. He may even get to enjoy it.

No offence to June Cleaver, but '50s portrayals of motherhood are not, how shall we say, spot-on. Today, we're more likely to see films like "Stepmom": poignant, conflict-filled and often funny accounts of the joys and heartaches of being a mother.

Life is busy, but if you find yourself abandoning the things you love most just so you can tear through that to-do list, it might be a sign you've take on too much. What are 10 signs that you're doing more than you can handle?

Motherhood, joy though it is, is not necessarily the easiest job out there. There are times, in fact, when it's hard -- hard as getting spit-up out of cashmere. What are 10 dream products that would make life easier?

If you're late to every meeting, working through lunch, and you find that your work life is bleeding into your personal life, it may be time to beef up your time management skills. What steps can you take to get control over your time?

Constantly playing catch up may be the norm for modern working people, but you don't have to resign yourself to life with an over-packed schedule. How can time management help you get it all done and still carve out time to relax?

If you don't effectively manage your time, it can be easy to get overwhelmed and stressed out with all the obligations you have. What kinds of effects can this have on your health?

Between school, doctor's appointments, music lessons and sporting events, balancing family life can be stressful. What are some important time management tools you can use to make life a little easier?

Work, school, sporting events, carpools filled with screaming children -- sometimes a parent's life is filled with too much noise and not enough space. With packed schedules and lots of commitments, is it possible to make a little time for yourself?

If your kids' activities and appointments have you and your family running around in circles, it may be time to get organized. What tools and techniques can help you get started?

Does it feel selfish to spend time away from your kids? Well, it's not. When you spend time away from your children, it's actually good for the whole family. Why?

Balancing work and life can be rough on busy mothers. We have five budget-friendly treats to help recharge a mom's battery without adding to that pile of bills.

If you're a mom, one thing's for sure: you don't have nearly enough time for yourself. Take some time from your busy schedule and give yourself a weekend escape.

It's a rare occurrence, but occasionally moms do get a little free time. It's about time you took advantage of it -- and we have a few suggestions to help you enjoy it.

How do you go from dirty diapers to Excel spreadsheets? Here are five things you need to know about going from Baby and Me to Me and the Boss.

Time is such a precious commodity these days that diligently managing your family's schedule is key to obtaining a work-life balance. Follow these simple tips to minimize the hassle of family scheduling and even pencil in some free time for yourself.

Every mom approaches her work life differently and every family has different needs and challenges. Here are a few words of advice for anyone mulling over what to do.

Even though fathers play an increasingly important role in modern households, parenting literature is often geared toward mothers, leaving dads out in the cold. Here are a few places you can look for dad-to-dad networking.

Losing a spouse to death, divorce or separation is stressful enough, but if you have kids, you're not the only one who needs care. Here are some things you should know about single fatherhood.

Fathers are often the primary guides for showing boys how to grow into well-rounded, successful men. Yet being an effective guide requires time and effort. Here are 10 fun, relationship-building activities that fathers and sons can do together.

Fathers and daughters share a special relationship. By letting your little girl know that she's valued and loved, you can establish a positive precedent for her subsequent male relationships. Here are some ways to spend time with your daughter.

Stay-at-home motherhood is a luxury many women will never know, but it's not a walk in the park. Here are 8 tips for stay-at-home moms.

Staying at home with baby isn't as easy as one might think. It's a tough job -- and there are lots of things to consider before becoming a stay-at-home mom.