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Having It All

Reframe The Convo: From Having It All To Valuing Care

Michele Weldon | Posted 09.29.2016 | Women
Michele Weldon

The language around working women, leadership and caregiving roles -- whether that is self-care, childcare or elder care -- needs to change, Slaughter said. She offered three concrete solutions.

The Only Time You Truly Can Have Everything Is On A Bagel

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 07.20.2016 | Healthy Living
The University of Central Florida Forum

For now, I will enjoy this Everything Bagel for all of its simplicity and charm. I may get a bit of cream cheese on my shirt and some of the toppings may fall off, showing me that life is imperfect, but who cares, this is the Everything Bagel and it's pretty darn good.

You Know You're a Writer If

Carissa Howard | Posted 04.08.2016 | Women
Carissa Howard

I'm a write-from-home-mom, but have not always been. My writing has morphed from a hobby into a potential second career over the last few months. A lawyer by training, my mind was turned to mush from several years of being at home with two babies. As I emerge from the fog of the preschool years, here's how I realized that I am truly, officially, a 'writer.'

20 Signs That You've Become a Work-From-Home Parent

Carissa Howard | Posted 03.17.2016 | Parents
Carissa Howard

The transition back to work may not be as obvious because there's no resume polishing or job interviews or formal start-date at a new office. Here's how I realized that I'd become a Work-From-Home Mom.

Life Stages, Having It All and Fabulous New Piercings

Katie Kempner | Posted 03.09.2016 | Women
Katie Kempner

As my children enter their new stage of life and prepare to leave home, I enter a new stage, too. One where I can more completely focus on growing my business, spending more time with my husband and expanding my online show. And that is an exciting and scary thing.

I Don't Regret Opting Out (OK, Maybe Just A Little)

Jennifer Gefsky | Posted 03.10.2016 | Parents
Jennifer Gefsky

The global economy needs intelligent, capable women. Their work and life experiences are invaluable to companies. So why does getting back to work have to be so damn hard?

On the Exhausted Topic of 'Having It All'

Erica Diamond | Posted 02.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Erica Diamond

Let's support each other -- lend a helping hand. Judge less. Often what we think about someone is just an illusion, half truths. It takes a village to raise a woman.

Soledad O'Brien Nails The Absurdity Of 'Work/Life Balance'

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.25.2016 | Healthy Living

Award-winning journalist Soledad O'Brien has all the traditional trappings of success: She's an award-winning journalist, founder of her own company a...

Having It All Kinda Sucks

Amy Westervelt | Posted 02.15.2017 | Parents
Amy Westervelt

This whole "having it all" business has been grossly misinterpreted by our society at large. The purpose of all that bra burning back in the '60s was to give women choices. Doing all of it at the same time was never the idea.

The Albatross Who Couldn't Have It All

Anthea Rowan | Posted 01.07.2017 | Women
Anthea Rowan

Sometimes I need to remind myself why I live in an African Outpost -- so far flung I can't buy a cappuccino or broccoli or decent shampoo. Because I'm married.

If Dads Heard The Inane Crap That's Spouted At Working Moms

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 05.24.2016 | Parents

A hilarious parody Twitter account is calling out the inane advice working moms hear all the time. @manwhohasitall offers "top tips for men juggling ...

Stop Chasing the Idea of Having It All

Amanda Magee | Posted 09.22.2016 | 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 09.16.2016 | 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 09.15.2016 | 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 family and a c...

The Busy Addiction

Jennifer Langione | Posted 08.21.2016 | 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 07.30.2016 | 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 havin...

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

Reem Kassis | Posted 06.29.2016 | 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 05.26.2016 | 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 05.13.2016 | 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 05.11.2016 | 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 05.11.2016 | 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.