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  • Family Life
    Dealing With Job Loss
    Talking to Kids About Layoffs
    Talking to Kids About Layoffs You've heard the statistics. The United States is in its worst recession since 1982, if not since the Great Depression. Gross Domestic Product, the rawest measure of economic output, is dropping, while unemployment i...
  • Family Life
    Stay-At-Home Moms
    Staying at Home: It's Not All About Cooking and Cleaning
    Staying at Home: It's Not All About Cooking and Cleaning Do not be put off by the thought of staying home just because you don't like doing dishes, laundry, and other housework. The main focus when you stay home should be on caring for your fam...
  • Are You Married to Work or Your Spouse?
    Healthy Marriage
    Are You Married to Your Work or to Your Spouse?
    Some people are fortunate enough to really love their work. They put tons of energy into their job and receive a lot of personal satisfaction from the results. They tend to work long hours and talk enthusiastically about their job to whomever wil...
  • Family Life
    Work-Life Balance
    Juggling Career and Family
    Juggling Career and Family It is a day-to-day challenge when you are juggling career and family. Priorities need to be set in both areas for you to be successful in parenting your child. You need to come up with a strategy that involves seriou...
  • Family Life
    Working from Home
    Will Working from Home Work for You?
    Are you wondering whether the work-from-home lifestyle is right for you? Take our quiz! ...
  • Family Life
    Family Budgets
    Calculate Your Cost to Stay at Home
    Calculate Your Cost to Stay at HomeOh, no! This page is temporarily down for maintenance. We apologize for the inconvenience. Meanwhile, check out our related content while we work on getting it back up and running. Can You Afford to Have Anothe...
  • Family Life
    Career Resources
    Business Rules for Meeting and Greeting
    Business Rules for Meeting and Greeting Very definite rules apply to the various aspects of meeting and greeting people in the corporate culture. Your mother was right when she gave you that advice about first impressions. Standing Mind Your ...
  • Family Life
    Being a Good Mom
    Women and Their Solutions
    Women and Their Solutions Nationwide, women are finding ways to fulfill their desire for family and careers. Here's a sample of how some of them are doing it: Sixty-seven percent of pediatric residencies are being filled by women because they a...
  • School Forms Printables
    Take Our Daughters to Work Day - Part 3
    When the day is done, have your daughter reflect on her experiences during "Take Our Daughters to Work Day." Ask her to answer these questions before, during, and after on these printable sheet. ...
  • School Forms Printables
    Take Our Daughters to Work Day - Part 1
    Have your daughter answer these questions before, during, and after she joins you on "Take Our Daughters to Work Day." She should record what she hopes to gain from the experience. ...
  • Family Life
    Dealing With Job Loss
    When Parents Lose a Job: Talking to Kids About Layoffs
    When Parents Lose a Job: Talking to Kids About Layoffs Pink Slips and Blue Moods Affect Children Stock market meltdowns, dot-com deflations, bull and bear markets -- it's all lost on kids. But as America'slong-running period of prosperity loses s...
    Katy Abel
  • School Forms Printables
    Take Our Daughters to Work Day - Part 2
    Now that your daughter is at work, what does she think? Have her answer these questions before, during, and after to assess her experience. ...
  • Family Life
    Interview Tips
    Preparing for a Job Interview
    Preparing for a Job Interview Believe it or not, you need to know the basics of workplace etiquette right from the start—at the job interview. Sure, you’re anxious, but here is a situation in which how you look and everything you say and do...
  • Kids
    Money and Kids
    Teach Kids About Giving to Charity
    Teach Kids About Giving to Charity Piggybank on It If the dollar amount that's appropriate for your child to spend seems too little to buy what he might consider to be a decent present, suggest that your child pool his funds with a sibling (when...
  • Family Life
    Stay-At-Home Moms
    The Price of Motherhood: An Interview with Ann Crittenden
    The Price of Motherhood: An Interview with Ann CrittendenMoms Pay High Cost for Caring In a new book, The Price of Motherhood: Why the Most Important Job in the World is Still the Least Valued, author and former New York Times economics reporter ...
    Katy Abel
  • Family Life
    Starting a Business
    Challenges and Opportunities for the Self-Employed
    Challenges and Opportunities for the Self-Employed When starting your own business, you can expect some challenges along with the rewards. Working for someone as an employee generally includes benefits, and your employer is responsible for the t...
  • Family Life
    Working from Home
    Setting Up a Home Office
    Setting Up a Home Office While we can't begin to cover every aspect of creating a home office in this short section, we can offer some suggestions to get you started. You'll need to find the right space for an office, outfit it with a phone, com...
  • Family Life
    Asking for a Raise
    Looking at Your Job Options
    Looking at Your Job Options Let's say that you graduated from college three years ago, and after a year, you landed a job with a medium-sized advertising agency. You're currently earning $30,000 a year. Although $30,000 sounds like a lot of mone...