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Motherhood and Work

An Open Letter to My Babies On My First Day Back to Work

Shannon M. Clark, MD | Posted 01.06.2017 | Parents
Shannon M. Clark, MD

Today you turn 14 weeks old, and mommy is going back to work.

40 Days To Change Your Life

Rebecca Grainger | Posted 06.29.2016 | Women
Rebecca Grainger

I'm sure you've heard of the long-held spiritual belief to the number 40, the philosophy behind it stating that it takes 20 days to break old habits and 20 days to form new ones. I'm interested in knowing if this is just a mystical number or whether there's any proof that 40 is associated with transformation. Because if it is, maybe we will be one step closer to lasting change?

To The Working Mother

Cassie Hilt | Posted 05.19.2016 | Parents
Cassie Hilt

This is for the do it all, 365 day, soccer and business meeting mom. Working is hard. Raising tiny humans is hard. Doing both? Well, it's no easy task...

I Wanted to Be More Than a Mom

Ashley Gartland | Posted 04.08.2016 | Parents
Ashley Gartland

Sometime during that hazy postpartum period, I realized that writing wasn't what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. And yet, I also knew that motherhood wasn't my only purpose in life.

Why Becoming the Mother I Never Wanted to Be Has Given Me Joy

Erin Ray | Posted 03.08.2017 | Parents
Erin Ray

I thought children would bring a purpose that pulled me towards them and away from a life of work. Instead, my daughter gave me the courage to continue when I had a setback, to discover what I truly love, to find joy in helping others, to realize fulfillment in learning, and to faithfully LIVE.

I Confess My Regrets About Being a Successful Career Woman and a Mother!

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 12.15.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

It's time for me to me to speak up. Please hear my voice so I can try and shed my regrets about having career and motherhood at the same time.

Wonder Moms: Ali Smith

Dana Holmes | Posted 07.28.2016 | Women
Dana Holmes

A confident and happy woman makes a better mother. And whatever it takes to get there should be done.

Help Banish the Motherhood Penalty

MotherWoman | Posted 07.22.2016 | Impact

Women are not asking for more than we are worth but we do not want to be paid less than a man who is doing the same job that we are. We want fairness, nothing more, nothing less.

Wonder Moms: Lindsey J. Boyd

Dana Holmes | Posted 06.19.2016 | HuffPost Home
Dana Holmes

Lindsey lives in NYC and co-founded her eco-friendly company, The Laundress, ten years ago following a successful career at Chanel, and has since been reviving the lost art of laundry care one person at a time.

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.

How One Mother's Awakening Is Inspiring Others to Live Their Freedom

Tajci Cameron | Posted 06.06.2015 | Parents
Tajci Cameron

I stand in the middle of an ice rink at Boston College in high heels with my lovely guest, Amber Lilyestrom, having just finished our interview. "Just...

Problem With Women In Tech? The Pipeline Or The Revolving Door

Lisen Stromberg | Posted 06.03.2015 | Business
Lisen Stromberg

If Silicon Valley wants to not only attract, but retain highly educated women, it's going to have to do more than solve the pipeline problem. It's going to have to face its bias against mothering so it can put a stop to the revolving door.

Actress Andie MacDowell's One Piece Of Advice To All Working Mothers

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 06.10.2014 | Parents

All moms have a ton on their plates. Therefore, expecting perfection isn't healthy, let alone realistic, actress Andie MacDowell recently explained to...

11 Signs You're the Mom in the Office

Lynn Morrison | Posted 07.21.2014 | Parents
Lynn Morrison

4. You find yourself using your best toddler crisis management skills to calm down an angry coworker. "Sshhh, why don't we go and sit down over here and have a little snack. Do you feel better now? That's a good boy!"

Is It Easier to Be a SAHM or a Working Mother?

Jill Patir | Posted 06.22.2014 | Parents
Jill Patir

I have sat on both sides of the fence, and have developed a deep respect for both working and non-working mothers. My feelings towards both waver, depending on the day.

The Question It's Time To Stop Asking Women

Kate Fridkis | Posted 06.09.2014 | Parents
Kate Fridkis

When women are asked what we are doing all day, the next question, sometimes silent but almost always present, is, 'Why aren't you doing more?'

Black Mothers Are the Worst?

Anthonia Akitunde | Posted 04.26.2014 | Black Voices
Anthonia Akitunde

If Google predicts its auto-completed search terms based on their popularity with users, one has to wonder just what exactly black mothers have done to the world.

Finding Joy and Fun As a Mom

Debra Pickett | Posted 04.09.2014 | Parents
Debra Pickett

We are bombarded with worries for ourselves, our careers, our children's futures, the state of the world. But, as parents, we are also given an incredible gift: The chance to once again experience the world by living in the moment.

Why More Women Are Delaying Motherhood

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 07.10.2013 | Women

While the women's movement is often cited for encouraging women to delay motherhood, new data suggests there may now be another culprit: the economic ...

WATCH: Why Shakira Loves Being A Working Mom

OWN | Posted 06.04.2013 | OWN

Shakira, the Latin sensation and coach on NBC's "The Voice," gave birth to a baby boy, Milan, on January 22, 2012. While the singer says she has enjo...

Mommy CEO: What My Three-Year-Old Has Taught Me About Leadership

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 03.12.2013 | Business
Stacey Alcorn

Three years ago, I gave birth to my daughter. My first two thoughts were (1) I love her more than anything in the world, and (2) What will this mean for my career? Now, three years into motherhood, what I have learned is that being a mom offers me a whole new perspective on business.

Can We All Stop Trying to 'Have It All' Please?

Jennifer Rivera | Posted 02.16.2013 | Arts
Jennifer Rivera

Which one of us needs what we need more -- do I need to be a singer more or does my son need his consistency more? That's what I mean by there is no all there are only choices to be made.

The Kids Are All Right

Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson | Posted 06.30.2012 | Arts
Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson

Seeing things afresh, absent of bias and judgment, is key in looking at art. As kids have this ability inherently and naturally, they are excellent company, in art and in life.

Motherhood and 'Self-Identity Theft'

Kristen Houghton | Posted 06.17.2012 | Parents
Kristen Houghton

Motherhood should never be a case of "self-identity" theft. You need to make the right choices that will ensure a normal and respectful relationship between you and your children.

The Conversation ‘The Good Wife’ Wants Women To Have

| Posted 03.13.2012 | Women

By:Torie Bosch (Click here for the original article) This post contains spoilers for the Sunday, March 11, episode of The Good Wife. Now in ...