When new moms return to work soon after giving birth due to economic reasons, it can have drawbacks, but there are upsides as well.

Ahhh, summer. The kids are out of school and you’re thinking about what they are going to do while you and/or your spouse work. The busy schedule. The endless e-mails and buzzing of the blackberry. The kids are whining because they want to do something. The perfect solution: summer camp. So what do you consider to make your child’s first official “away from home” camp experience easier on you and your child?

It’s the universal question all mothers face -- corporate ladder or home with the kids? Is there a way to do both, to really have it all? As women, we take on so many different roles: wife, caregiver, sister, corporate executive, girlfriend ... Too often, we are so busy taking care of others, we forget to take care of ourselves.

One of the biggest complaints for busy families is that they don't spend enough quality time together. They eat while shuttling back and forth between after-school activities and the evenings are spent working on homework and cleaning up. But if you could find time each week for all members of the family to clear their schedules and spend quality time together, what would you do?

Moving comes with a mix of emotions that can be overwhelming. You may feel excited to live in a new home, but getting all your possessions moved can be stressful. The key to having a smooth move is staying organized and following a schedule similar to what the pros use.

With school in session, weekends become the best opportunity for quality time with your kids. Whether you're taking your family to the park or spending a day around the house, you can easily fill the time by planning several simple, budget-friendly, do-it-yourself activities. Ideal for indoor or outdoor time, these activities go a long way in creating memories without doing a number on your budget.

For many families, household budgets are still tight in the wake of the recession. But whether times are tough or not, it makes sense to save money wherever you can. There are plenty of small ways to start cutting costs. One of the best places in your home to start saving is the laundry room.