Monday, January 31, 2011

About Today: What to Do During a Snow Day 1/27/11

From Jen Hubley, your About Today Editor
I remember being positively shocked, when I was a kid, that my mom didn't look forward to snow days as much as I did. I couldn't figure out why she wasn't excited to stay home and make snow angels and drink hot cocoa all day long.

What to Do During a Snow Day 
What I didn't realize, of course, was that snow days are less fun when you're in charge of directing snow removal and making sure everyone gets where they need to be.
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How Working Parents Can Plan for a School Snow Day 
This is especially true if your kids get a snow day, but you still have to work. (To quote a friend of mine: "If we get one more snow day, I'm sending the kids to boarding school. It's the only answer.")
How to Find Emergency Child Care 
Finding last-minute child care is no joke. I've seen mothers close to trading blows over an available sitter, and I really wish I were kidding.
See More About:  backup childcare  staying healthy  swine flu
How to Work at Home With Kids 
Of course, some jobs will let you work at home. Which is great, provided that you can convince your kids to let you, you know, work at home.

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