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How I Balance Business Travel and Family

“Just wait until you become a mom.” Critics thought it premature for me to have and voice opinions about stay-at-home parenting before becoming a mother. Indeed, midway through my pregnancy I shared several reasons why, in our family, quitting...

Opting Out Is Not Always a Choice

“Mrs. Krug, as I’m sure you know, your son has had a traumatic injury to his brain. This can affect him in many ways…” The genetics fellow at this teaching hospital is speaking slowly, and when I can no longer listen to his patronizing tone I cut...

Who Can Afford Attachment Parenting?

My neighborhood is teeming with attached babies. They’re peeking out from elaborate wraps swaddled on backs and snuggled down in pouches tightly strapped to chests. After the lights go out, they’re sharing the family bed and breastfeeding off and...

The Surprise Costs of Getting Pregnant

With all the talk about how expensive it is to have a kid ($241,080 for the average U.S. family), many women don’t realize how much simply getting pregnant in the first place can affect your bottom line. “We think this is supposed to be the cheap...

Why I Never Wanted Kids

I’ve never wanted kids. I like to joke that I am “more of a dog person,” but when it comes to children the truth is plain and simple: I just don’t want them. And I never have. I don’t judge those who have one or two or three mini-thems. I don’t...

The Impossibility of Being a “Good Mom”

I recently wrote about how I am often taken less seriously as a professional once it’s established I’m a mom. (Even though my parental status has no bearing on my business prowess.) Here’s what I learned from the reaction: I’m also being judged...

9 Toys That Teach Kids About Money

Kids today are tackling all sorts of complex subject matters: playing the violin, learning to speak Mandarin, and programming with Javascript. But what about teaching them about money? Luckily, there are all sorts of books, toys, and games that...

I’m NOT Trying to Have It All

Recently my doctor and I had a serious conversation about my stress levels. I told him I’m very stressed because I run a company. “Uh-huh,” he said, and then added with sincere concern, “And also you’re a mom.” He went on to suggest that my...

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