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Having It All

Stop Chasing the Idea of Having It All

Amanda Magee | Posted 09.22.2015 | Women
Amanda Magee

There is certain sadness in life, people will die, stuff will break, people will say no. Why do we think "all" is attainable or that "balance" can be achieved? What I learned this week is that we have limits.

Having it All: Work-Life Balance

Nancy Chang | Posted 09.17.2015 | Women
Nancy Chang

I struggle with work life balance, and I don't even have kids. My biggest responsibility is Lady, a young pup I adopted last year. I freak out about not killing my furry child, but how do people with fragile human babies navigate life and work? I give kudos to my friends and others that are working on their careers and raising

Can Men Have It All?

Jane Adams Ph.D. | Posted 09.15.2015 | Media
Jane Adams Ph.D.

Here are some questions these ads call to mind: Has the work/life balance become a man's issue now, and does that mean it will be taken more seriously?

Why I Put My Wife’s Career First

The Atlantic | Caroline Bologna | Posted 09.10.2015 | Parents

Three years ago, my wife, Anne-Marie Slaughter, wrote in these pages about how difficult it remains for women to “have it all” -- a ...

The Busy Addiction

Jennifer Langione | Posted 08.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Langione

We can transform our guilt into acceptance: accept that our priorities will continue to change in five days, five months, and five years from now. The best we can do is act with intention and purpose, focusing our energy on what is most important right now, and everything else will undoubtedly fall into place.

The More Things Change, The More They Stay the Same

Jane Adams Ph.D. | Posted 07.30.2015 | Women
Jane Adams Ph.D.

Like actors who want to direct, journalists want to write novels. So did I, back in the day -- I had a wealth of material gleaned from hours of interviews with high achieving people who were at or near the top of their game.

More Millennial Women Plan To Pause Their Careers For Kids. That's Not A Good Thing.

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 07.24.2015 | Women

Last weekend I was sitting with a friend of mine over dinner and somehow the topic of having kids came up. "The older I get, the more terrifying havi...

Why Our Choices Don't Matter as Much as We Think

Reem Kassis | Posted 06.29.2015 | Parents
Reem Kassis

I can't be sure, but I do know the grass always appears greener on the other side, even to children. So instead of judging each other, why don't we invite the person across the street for a cup of coffee onto our lawn?

Is 'Having It All' Only A Women's Issue?

Yetty Williams | Posted 05.26.2015 | Parents
Yetty Williams

When a man is at the top of his game or running a multi-million dollar company, you never consider for a moment how happy his marriage really is, how his children are being raised or how the home front is faring with the pressures of his job.

On Pregnancy and Gender Equality

Lindsay Tucker | Posted 05.13.2015 | Women
Lindsay Tucker

Last week, Boston Globe columnist Shirley Leung proposed that yes, women can, in fact, have it all. Just as soon as men get pregnant.

A Mom Is A Mom Is A Mom

Aimee Atkinson | Posted 05.11.2015 | Women
Aimee Atkinson

I was emailing when I should have been playing, and playing when I should have been emailing. I felt like I couldn't fully dedicate myself to either thing and therefore felt half as good an employee and a mom

How To Have It All

Aimee Chan | Posted 05.11.2015 | Parents
Aimee Chan

Career woman. Involved mother. Loving partner. Is it really possible to have it all -- and not have a nervous breakdown from the stress?

What's a Woman Worth? How I Discovered My Value

Kara Gorski, Ph.D. | Posted 06.30.2015 | Women
Kara Gorski, Ph.D.

Knowing your value means knowing what you value most. It's really about where you place your own worth -- not where others think you should place it -- and standing up for that, owning it -- and knowing its marketplace value, too.

I Give Up On Having It All

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 06.09.2015 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

I've worked so hard, and I want it to add up to something, to lead to something. I want to be able to be proud of my accomplishments. That's not a bad thing. But accomplishments don't keep you company, bring you cocoa or laugh at your jokes.

Who The Hell Has It All, Anyway?

Janet Eve Josselyn | Posted 06.01.2015 | Fifty
Janet Eve Josselyn

Those of us with jobs, careers, relationships and kids worried that we didn't have enough time to spend with our kids and families. We worried about hurting our chances of a raise or promotion when we left work to watch our kid play "Hot Cross Buns" badly on the recorder.

Can Gay Men 'Have It All?'

Andrew Gelwicks | Posted 04.27.2015 | Gay Voices
Andrew Gelwicks

Although their looks and achievements are certainly of envy, it's clear that even four of the most attractive and successful undergraduate students take nothing for granted. If anything, holding the appearance of "having it all" propels them to work even harder to defy any notions that gays are weaker, or lesser, than heterosexuals.

How To Quiet The Mean Voice In Your Head

Katherine Wintsch | Posted 04.12.2015 | Parents
Katherine Wintsch

The mean voice in my head was making me so mentally and physically bone-tired and exhausted that I knew I needed to do something drastic. Since I couldn't escape the voice, I decided to expose it.

5 Confessions of a 'Type A' Working Mom, Wife and Day Dreamer

Traci Bild | Posted 04.04.2015 | Parents
Traci Bild

As a society, we are quick to judge -- not just others, but ourselves. While we teach our kids about bullying, we fail to admit we live with one in our head.

Men And Women Prefer Egalitarian Relationships -- If Policies Support Them

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 01.23.2015 | Women

In his State of the Union address on Tuesday, President Obama came out in full support of paid family leave, an option that's currently unavailable fo...

On Becoming an Imperfectionist

Kristin Armstrong | Posted 04.15.2015 | Parents
Kristin Armstrong

I'm learning a lot in my pursuit of imperfection. French fries are a delicious addition to a meal. Red wine is a perfectly acceptable as a late night study companion. Plenty of reading can get done in carpool lines. Deadlines are more easily met when you have more deadlines.

Why I'll Never Have Kids in NYC

Eudie Pak | Posted 03.23.2015 | New York
Eudie Pak

For you fertile New York chicks who are kinda whatevs about children, I'd like to offer you the most inspiring and creative forms of birth control this concrete jungle has to offer.

Guilty Conscience: I Work, Therefore I'm A Neglectful Parent

Kelly Suellentrop | Posted 03.15.2015 | Parents
Kelly Suellentrop

"It's fine. You have to work... again. Maybe we'll snuggle tomorrow." My daughter said it in a way that let me know it most certainly was not fine. For 9, she sure has mastered how to lay on the guilt in a flawlessly passive-aggressive way.

The Elusive 'All'

Zehra Mehdi-Barlas | Posted 02.26.2015 | Women
Zehra Mehdi-Barlas

Fast forward to the present where women are now torn between having it, not having it, trying to have it or pretending to have it all. After all, nowadays if we are not leaning in and slow cooking at the same time, we definitely don't have it all, do we?

So, What Do You Do?

Molly Fosco | Posted 02.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Molly Fosco

Why do we start to hate our birthdays in our late 20s? The answer might seem obvious. We're not satisfied with we're careers, we still haven't found the love of our life, we haven't lost those few extra pounds we swore would be gone by now... But has it always been that way? Did our parents feel an impending sense of doom come their 27th birthday?

Dear Working Father

Reem Kassis | Posted 02.10.2015 | Parents
Reem Kassis

Your identity changed, your responsibilities increased, you were no longer the most important person to your partner and your needs and feelings took a back seat. You and your life were entirely changed, yet all this was overlooked.