Working Mom at the Kitchen Table

Amy Dunkin

Did you know Feb. 13th is the fourth annual Doing Business in Your Bathrobe Day? It's being promoted by Webmomz, a resource I happened upon today for mothers who have or want to start a business at home.

I work from home a fair amount, sometimes--like now--in the evenings after the kids have gone to bed. Now that they're getting older and need me around more for homework and other activities after school, I've been trying to get home earlier as often as I can. BusinessWeek made it easier for me to do this by giving me a four-pound, fully networked laptop I can easily lug back and forth between the office and home. I like to set it up right on the kitchen table, dangerously close to the refrigerator and next to the trio of picture windows that overlooks our backyard.

I happen to be sitting there right now in my bathrobe--the fuzzy red one I've had for years, and that my husband hates. About 10 minutes ago, he came in for a snack, gave me a long, hard look, and asked what size robe I wear. If he's planning to buy me a new one, I hope it arrives in time for Doing Business in Your Bathrobe Day.

Before it's here, it's on the Bloomberg Terminal.