The Mother Co. Mamas
“One day” my mother told me, “you’ll take care of us.” The Mother Company’s Founder and CEO Abbie Schiller describes her decision to move her family into her parents’ home.
In our new weekly installment by The Mother Co. Mamas, Sam presses pause on the kvetching to explore the idea that today’s moms have much to celebrate, thanks to the strength of our communities and the gifts of our foremothers.
Bringing home a new baby is a huge change for the family, especially for the child that suddenly becomes an older sibling. How can parents work together with children to prepare for the arrival of a new sibling? Watch this fun video of TMC CEO and Founder Abbie Schiller and her daughter creating a “New Siblings Chart” to help ease this big transition.
Before becoming a mom, TMC President Sam Kurtzman-Counter never really thought of friendship as a skill to be learned. Read on as she talks about watching her own child work through the process of making friends, learning tools that might not necessarily come naturally to young kids.
Got questions? We’ve got a team of renowned experts to help with all your parenting problems! Just tell us your needs and we’ll get on it.
Where do you stand on the debate about banning kids from certain restaurants? Sam Kurtzman-Counter, Exec VP of The Mother Company, shares a couple shocking restaurant experiences and investigates the culture of rabid judgment among parents.
by Abbie Schiller – As a person who grew up singing songs about “what do you do with the mad that you feel?” from Mister Rogers – I went on a mission seeking the same kind of quality programming for my own child. Why do so few kids’ shows focus on real life characters and themes? I wished that if there was any kind of magic lesson that my child could glean from a TV hero – it would be about all the real life lessons and the questions and issues we faced every day.
By Abbie Schiller – I wish I could say there was a definitive “ah-ha” moment.
But rather there was a slow realization that nothing was helping. My daughter was three, I was feeling overwhelmed in my “less than perfectness” as a mother and in need of a daily preschool TV break – for her – so I could make dinner and decompress from the workday.
By Sam Kurtzman-Counter – I was a career girl. Raised by two full-time professional parents in the dizzyingly ambitious ‘burb of Los Angeles, I always focused on career first. I always imagined I’d have a family “one day,” after I crossed A, B, C, D, E, F measures of professional success. But unfortunately, the alphabet kept going, and so did that clock associated with my biology…