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Opt Out Generation

Hope Perlman: Opted Out or Shut Out?

Hope Perlman | Posted 11.05.2013 | Women
Hope Perlman

I can't help thinking that they didn't want to go back to the same careers they had before because the reasons they left are still inherent in them. Those careers remain incompatible with a reasonably balanced life.

Confessions of an 'Opt-Out Dad'

John McCormick | Posted 10.21.2013 | Parents
John McCormick

Will I regret having abandoned my first (and more lucrative) calling as a lawyer once my children are off to college? Will I still feel good about my decision to have a richer family life if the economy takes another plunge and our family's financial outlook grows decidedly poorer?

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Judy Bolton-Fasman | Posted 05.15.2014 | Parents
Judy Bolton-Fasman

The advice I would give my daughter is not whether or not she should opt-out and then back in when she has children. It's to marry a partner who will fold clothes with her while watching reruns on a Sunday night with nary a complaint.

Is Having Only One Child the Key to Gender Equality?

Keli Goff | Posted 10.14.2013 | Women
Keli Goff

If women are looking to achieve anything close to the myth known as "having it all," the more children they have, the harder it will be. That's not judgment. That's simple math.

Lisa Belkin

What Mothers Really Want: To Opt In Between (INFOGRAPHIC) | Lisa Belkin | Posted 08.12.2013 | Parents

The discussion over Opting Back In continues, in response to Judith Warner’s New York Times Magazine cover story this weekend, "The Opt-Out Generati...

Why Opting-Out Makes Little Sense

Jennifer Owens | Posted 10.09.2013 | Parents
Jennifer Owens

A decade into working momhood, I'm glad I didn't opt-out. As my career has grown, so has my salary, my influence and my ability to work flexibly.