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Balancing Work and Family

Women, Can We Really Have it All?

Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum | Posted 06.02.2016 | Women
Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum

Let's change the rules just a little bit, putting our hearts right in the center. When we live from our hearts, from our intuition and our sense of how to best do it, that's when we excel.

Trading in Juggling for Harmony

Sarah Bunton | Posted 05.27.2016 | Parents
Sarah Bunton

I've learned that there's no "finish line" in life. Being a working mother doesn't mean I have to play some impossible balancing act. It's about discovering my rhythm and finding what works for me and my family. Once I let the pressure and expectations go, everything started to fall into place. Motherhood: it's a work in progress.

The 5-10-5 Parenting Game Plan: Brake-Gas-Break

Kari Henley | Posted 03.23.2015 | Parents
Kari Henley

The decision of how to juggle work and home can be agonizing. There are elements of guilt on both sides. Those who return to work feel guilty they are missing out, or should stay home for their child's enrichment, and those who stay at home can feel infantilized or discounted professionally. Rarely do we escape the ebbs and flows.

The Moment That Can Turn Any Chaotic Day Around

Jenn Horton | Posted 04.16.2014 | Parents
Jenn Horton

That's just it, right? Whether one of us needs a tag out, a double team or just a kiss and hug of reassurance, we're in this together. It is the backbone of our family's journey. With it, there is less fear, great lessons in challenge, more joy and love.

Julie-Ann Tathem, M.A.: 'How Does Feeling Guilty Serve Me?' Permission to Experience Joy When Perfect Doesn't Exist

Julie-Ann Tathem | Posted 11.11.2013 | Women
Julie-Ann Tathem

Does feeling guilty on its own make you a better mother, father, spouse? Does it help with your performance on the job or in advancing your career? Probably not.

Jeff Weiner: When a Valuable Lesson at Work Became an Invaluable Lesson in Life

Jeff Weiner | Posted 07.06.2013 | Women
Jeff Weiner

As I opened my car door and started thinking about getting home to my wife and our two girls, it hit me: For as hard as I worked to manage compassionately at the office, I was not always actively applying the same approach with my family.

A Conversation Between Mother Seal and Baby Seal

Dafna Maor | Posted 03.09.2013 | Parents
Dafna Maor

It wasn't about control of me over him, or him over me. It was something that we both had to get used to; Tal's mom is a person who does things that do not always relate to Tal.

Guess What's on a Child's Mind

Dafna Maor | Posted 02.22.2013 | Parents
Dafna Maor

When children are very young, they have a hard time seeing a different point of view than their own. Most young children seem like that for the first years of their lives. It takes a long time for them to realize their view of the world is different than others.'

So, You Think Your Child Is Normal?

Dafna Maor | Posted 01.14.2013 | Parents
Dafna Maor

What I would really like to tell you about is not my son's progress, but of the lessons I've learned from his experience.

Pride and Prejudice: Why Parenting Is Different for Me

Dafna Maor | Posted 12.18.2012 | Parents
Dafna Maor

As the parent of a child with autism, I discovered a peculiar thing: Many things that cause stress, or at least some annoyance, to other parents are causes for joy or at least satisfaction for me.

What's Worse Than Getting a Rock in Your Trick-or-Treat Bag?

Maureen Anderson | Posted 12.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Maureen Anderson

So as we approach what I consider a sweet holiday, a suggestion. That you spend an extra few seconds with each of those little doorbell ringers. Try to imagine what it would be like to be their age, going to such extremes to get candy.

It's National Work and Family Month -- Do You Know Where Your Work-Life Programs Are?

Robin Hardman | Posted 10.05.2012 | Business
Robin Hardman

Work-life programs such as dependent care referral services and flexible work hours are often underused and underappreciated. Why? I suspect one major reason is a lack of effective communications.

Rocking Cradle to Career With Paid Family Leave

Susan Ochshorn | Posted 11.27.2011 | Parents
Susan Ochshorn

Here in the land of self-sufficiency and family values, foremost of which is the sanctity of parental childrearing, anything that smacks of social welfare statehood is a tough sell. Never mind that nearly 57 percent of women with children under age one are in the workforce.

10 Business Strategies To Organize Your Family Life

Real Simple | Posted 08.27.2011 | Women

About 11 years ago, two big things happened in my life: My wife and I started a family, and I launched a consulting firm. For years I was much more su...

Was the Single Woman Neglected by Second-Wave Feminism?

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bella DePaulo

An important focus of first-wave feminism was political independence; in the second wave, economic independence was among the significant goals. Now, argues Moran, it is time to set our sights on emotional independence.

So What Did You Do Today?

Heather Cabot | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Heather Cabot

Until I had my children, I never really appreciated what it felt like to get to dinnertime and wonder what you really accomplished that day -- yet feel exhausted.