The Working Parents’ Toolkit

Published Wednesday, October 06, 2010 1:56 PM

Working parents pull double-duty, managing both paying work and labors of love. Pulling it all off requires patience, planning and frankly, luck. If you've ever had a child fall sick on the day of a major presentation, you know what I'm talking about.  In the ounce-of-preparation-is-worth-a-pound-of-cure mode we've assembled some useful resources for working parents. Think of it as your toolkit for sanity.

 Finding Child Care for Sick Kids: A Working Mom's Guide to Sick Kids:  Daycare for sick kids? Yup, it exists; here's how to sleuth it out before Johnny has a fever.

Stress Management Tools for Parents:  Take a deep breath and read on for stress-busting tips, everything from parental date-night to effective time management tools that help keep stress at bay.

Working Parents:  A clearinghouse of information from leading web resource BabyCenter providing tips for working parents on topics ranging from childcare to managing mom-guilt.

25 Parent Productivity Tools for Busy Moms, Dads and Kids:  Great productivity resources ranging from pet care to allowance trackers. Offers a productivity overhaul for virtually every aspect of family life.

Mom Puts Family on Her Meal Plan:  Healthy, home-cooked dinners every weeknight? You heard me right. This helpful article takes you through the planning process for dishing up dinner after work.

 Do you have any great tools that help balance the demands of work and parenting? Share your thoughts here and on the Beyond Folders Community's Facebook and Twitter pages.

by Carly Fadako

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