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Motherhood and Work

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

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 12.15.2015 | 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 07.28.2015 | 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 07.22.2015 | 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 06.25.2015 | 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 05.27.2015 | 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 ...

Why Today's Mothers Can't Follow In Pelosi's Footsteps

Lisa Belkin | Posted 02.01.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

If today's young women were to do what Pelosi did -- have their children young, expect to get started on a career when those children were grown -- they would emerge to closed doors.

The Busy Mom's Plan For Sanity

Stephanie O'Dea | Posted 10.01.2011 | Parents
Stephanie O'Dea

There is no perfect one-size-fits-all way to manage the work-life-family balance, and anyone who tries to tell you different is either lying or trying to sell you something. That said, I do have a few shortcuts I've learned that help our family run a bit more smoothly than it might otherwise.

Why I Applaud Meredith Vieira's Decision to Retire from the Today Show

Carolyn Anderson | Posted 07.16.2011 | Media
Carolyn Anderson

You can tell Meredith loved working at Today but chose to leave to spend more time with her family. As a mother, I applaud her. It's hard to leave a job where you are so respected and admired, but she recognizes motherhood is also an accomplishment.

Find Your Mom Zone This Mother's Day

Heather Cabot | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Heather Cabot

As we head into Mother's Day weekend, it's a also good time to remind ourselves to filter out the "perfect mom" messages we get from the world around us. As Manhattan life coach Rebecca Rodskog tells her clients, ditch the "shoulds."

Dancing With The Stars Played The 'Mom Card'

Megan Carpentier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Megan Carpentier

There is one reason, and one reason alone, that Kate Gosselin survived to dance her resoundingly terrible fox trot this week: she's a mom. Why all the sympathy for Kate and her mommihood -- especially when voters hardly show Pamela the same consideration?