Parenting

My kids are counting down the days to Father’s Day on June 17th. It may just be because that’s the weekend the pool hours expand to weekdays, but it’s making me anxious. Anxious because it means I need to start thinking about a present for...

Work and Play’s Open Play is returning for one day only on Saturday, May 12th as part of South Orange’s Moms Day Out! Drop in play for children ages 0-5 with a caregiver will run from 10am – 12pm. $8 per child with advanced registration....

Happy First Day of Spring!! You may be stuck inside tomorrow with more winter weather on the way, but Work and Play’s Early Childhood Program has some ideas for how to engage your kiddos in some simple Snow Day activities! Here at Work and Play, we enjoy...

Today is National Read Across America Day, and over at General Store, we’ve launched a new Kids Book Club in partnership with Farfaria and Kids' Books for a Better World! As we talk about books and reading to your children, we thought we’d ask our Early...

Last year around Thanksgiving, my daughter’s kindergarten assignment was to decorate a turkey as a family member, and whom did she choose? Me. She wanted to disguise her turkey as a “Boss, for mommy.” How flattering! How amazing! How wonderful to see myself as this...

Throw Back Thursday: Me on Work/Life Balance in 2014 Did you know that moms in the ‘50’s spent less time with their kids than working moms do today? It doesn’t surprise me to learn that Dads, according to the Pew Research Center, have nearly tripled the time...

Going back to work eight weeks after having my first baby was one of the most heartbreaking things I’ve ever done. I don’t recall much, but I remember crying (daily) on the train, stressing about milk supply, and scheduling meetings around pumping...