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Having It All

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 01.23.2015 | 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 01.21.2015 | 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 01.13.2015 | 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 12.27.2014 | 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 12.12.2014 | 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 12.11.2014 | 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.

Why You May Just Have To 'Settle' When Seeking A Relationship After 50

Joe Seldner | Posted 01.12.2015 | Fifty
Joe Seldner

When you are over 50, especially well over 50, time is perhaps your most precious asset. No one wants to squander it. It makes us older folks nervous to think about spending six months, a year, five years, in a relationship only to have it not work. What the hell do we do then?

It's OK to Want More

Kate Baer | Posted 01.11.2015 | Parents
Kate Baer

I don't know if it's living the life of a writer without a Xanax prescription or being a woman, but "wanting more" often feels greedy, or worse -- entitled.

6 Secrets to Staying Sane (and Maybe Even Mindful) for People Who Do Way Too Much

Rose Caiola | Posted 12.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Rose Caiola

Even with that barrage of opinions and advice, I think many people don't recognize one important thing -- how lessons learned and goals achieved in one business can lead to success in another, even if it's completely different.

8 Pieces Of Dating Advice For Middle-Aged Women (From A Man Who Knows)

Joe Seldner | Posted 12.23.2014 | Fifty
Joe Seldner

A little while ago, I offered unsolicited advice for men over 50 about dating. This came mostly from what women had told me about their dates. Though many of them had positive observations, a lot of what they had to say dealt with their male companions being self-centered, boring, arrogant, duplicitous, needy and/or unwilling to commit (sometimes, impossible as it sounds, at the same time).

Can You Really Have It All? The One Question to Ask Yourself Right Now

Katie Kempner | Posted 12.20.2014 | Women
Katie Kempner

The concept of whether women can have it all is a question that has been asked many times in many ways over the years. To me, this is having it all. Doing my job, being a mom and getting to see my family. Showing my daughter the value of hard work and having some fun together.

'Having it All' Even When Staying At Home

Reem Kassis | Posted 12.14.2014 | Women
Reem Kassis

Making this choice was one of the hardest things I had ever had to do. It was admitting that everything I had worked so hard for, everything I had aspired to achieve and prove, was neither what I had expected nor what I wanted. "Having it all" was not all it was pumped up to be.

The Secret to Finding Balance (While Having It All)

Matti Perilstein | Posted 11.29.2014 | College
Matti Perilstein

If you love your work to the point that it feels like play, that might be your balance. You will have to make sacrifices from time to time. You will feel days that you feel "off" but, if you know what balance is, you will be able to build a plan to get back to that point.

Why Should You Care About Working Mother's 100 Best Companies?

Jennifer Owens | Posted 11.17.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Owens

Increasing numbers of dual-income families means that these issues also hit home with working fathers -- fathers who are spending more hours parenting than ever before. But flexibility and the opportunity to learn, grow and advance are also a primary concern to Millennials

Dear Mom Who's Trying to Do It All

Kate Hall | Posted 11.16.2014 | Parents
Kate Hall

Stop trying to be perfect. Stop comparing yourself to others. Stop trying to meet everyone's expectations. You can't fix all your kids' problems and have all the answers. You can't heal all their wounds. Sometimes, you have to let things go.

Creating Work-life Balance As a Mother and Pediatric Oncologist

Rachel Brennan, M.D. | Posted 11.15.2014 | Parents
Rachel Brennan, M.D.

Managing the emotions that come with this job -- the highs and the lows -- is difficult, and was even before I had a daughter at home. Some nights, I hug my husband and my daughter extra tight.

You Can't Have it All?

Scott Mercier | Posted 10.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Scott Mercier

To me, having it all means that I have respect from my colleagues, love from my family, personal health and integrity, financial security and time for an occasional quiet moment. That's what matters to me and my family.

Elizabeth Warren Weighs In On The 'Having It All' Debate

OWN | Posted 08.07.2014 | OWN

Can women truly have it all? Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, whose atypical path to Washington gives her a unique perspective on the work-l...

Defining How to Have It All

Jessica Kline | Posted 09.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Jessica Kline

Start with keeping close everything that brings positivity into your life and push out what does not. By simply doing that, you're going to realize what in your life makes you most happy -- isn't that what having it all means? Depends how you define it.

Don't Cry for Me, Sheryl Sandberg

Lisa Daniels | Posted 09.22.2014 | Women
Lisa Daniels

Sheryl Sandberg would not be happy with me. Instead of Leaning In, I have leaned so far out, I'm practically horizontal. My career -- gone. Heart beat -- one big flat line.

"Having it All" Means Learning to Embrace Imperfection

Heather Deason Zynczak | Posted 09.09.2014 | Women
Heather Deason Zynczak

A colleague recently asked me, "How do you do it all? How do you have three young children and a demanding career?" My flippant answer: "I've learned to embrace imperfection."

The Real Reason Why You Feel Like You're Hanging By A Thread

meQuilibrium | Posted 09.09.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

It's hard to feel good about "having it all" when you've got incompatible sets of expectations and beliefs knocking around in your head. The trick is to learn to modify or steer around these beliefs and expectations so they don't make you feel like you're constantly on the verge of collapse.

Stop Asking If Women Can Have It All

Tina Karkera | Posted 09.08.2014 | Women
Tina Karkera

I have a young daughter and my message to her will always be that she can be whatever she wants to be. But I would be doing her a disservice, not to mention setting her up for failure, if I told her that she can "have it all."

Working Mom Wants It All

Stephanie Preusse | Posted 09.08.2014 | Parents
Stephanie Preusse

My maternity leave was coming to an end and I was feeling the fear of going back to work increase daily. On one hand, I was excited to return and put that hard-earned master's degree to good use. On the other hand, I was devastated.