How do women measure success? Is it by mothering and having a career? How do they carry out both forms of work to their satisfaction? What helps? What...
Your colleague just went out on maternity leave. Maybe she's your boss. Or your direct report. Or a teammate on one of your big projects. You saw i...
By allowing up to 16 weeks of paid leave, D.C.'s proposal is very generous--by U.S. standards--and has attracted national attention. The researchers' cost estimates ranged from $281 million to upwards from $1 billion annually. Why such a large range?
After two years on maternity leave, I now know what steep learning curve really means. And in case you're a man reading this, no, maternity leave is not a vacation like business school.
Only half of new mothers take any paid time from work in connection with the birth of their first child, and nearly one quarter of mothers overall are back at work within two weeks of giving birth. I'd say that's a pretty stressful situation -- wouldn't you?
I want to fast-forward; then I want to rewind. I don't know what the hell I want.
While making sure to give time for yourself and family is the right motivation behind the division, this strict differentiation between "work" and "life" wrongly treats them as separate entities.
by Lori Mihalich-Levin As your maternity leave draws to a close, you're likely a big jumble of emotions. No need for me to spell them out - if you're ...
Having the freedom to kick the proverbial can down the road is a freedom Nature doesn't afford women. If I'm the right age to cryopreserve and so many people I know say they want it, why am I the only woman I know with a box full of drugs in her living room?
You and I should feel "lucky" we got a full three months. Isn't that crazy?
Some small businesses have reacted by trying to make the work environment more child-friendly for employees who need a time off because a child is home sick, but are otherwise able to work. Here are a few things for you to consider before you decide to open your workplace to the occasional child visitor.
This year showed profound changes in the laws that impact those with caregiving responsibilities -- from legal judgements to changing social attitudes. It was a notable year for working parents.
These stories of returning to work too soon highlight the need for the United States to have a paid parental leave policy, but there are other reasons: the adoption of a child, a serious illness or unfortunate death of a family member, or the worker's own medical condition are just to name a few.
Getting ready to go back to work after having a baby? Here are my five best, most helpful, most practical tips on surviving your return to work doing it with joy.
Our lack of comprehensive maternity leave says as much. Maternity leave, in America, is not for all working mothers. Put simply, the American approach to maternity leave ignores some basic facts about our economy.
Companies (and governments) can't go very far down the path of implementing or legislating paternity leave without coming face to face with the question-- what exactly is the purpose of paternity leave? And once this question is asked, the larger question arises: what is the purpose of any kind of parental leave?