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Returning to Work

Do You Dread Going to Work Tomorrow?

Melissa J. Nixon | Posted 06.24.2016 | Business
Melissa J. Nixon

Aren't long weekend with friends and family great? Perhaps a backyard barbeque, a trip to the beach, or just some quiet time alone to caught up on your favorite show. However, the thing about long weekends is that we look forward to them so much but then dread going back to work at the end of it. We literally either go to bed or wake up with a sense of heaviness at the mere thought of having to go into to the office the next day.

The Heartbreaking Good Fortune of Returning to Work

Cort Ruddy | Posted 08.18.2016 | Parents
Cort Ruddy

I can tell you, it is hard. It's hard to go from a stay-at-home mom, or stay-at-home dad, or a work-at-home-parent back to a nine-to-fiver. It's hard to think that your time at home with the little ones is really over.

13 Heartfelt Pieces Of Advice For Moms Returning To Work

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 06.18.2015 | Parents

The week before my maternity leave ended, I settled into a new, decidedly deranged routine that went something like this: 6 a.m: Stare at sweet, unsus...

Guilty Conscience: I Work, Therefore I'm A Neglectful Parent

Kelly Suellentrop | Posted 03.15.2015 | Parents
Kelly Suellentrop

"It's fine. You have to work... again. Maybe we'll snuggle tomorrow." My daughter said it in a way that let me know it most certainly was not fine. For 9, she sure has mastered how to lay on the guilt in a flawlessly passive-aggressive way.

The Words I Said To My Husband After My Baby Was Born

Allison O'Kelly | Posted 11.10.2014 | Parents
Allison O'Kelly

On day three, I told my husband that I could never leave my baby with anyone and I was going to quit my job. On day 30, I turned course.

Shape Your Mommy Legacy

Kathryn Sollmann | Posted 06.01.2014 | Parents
Kathryn Sollmann

It's all a matter of perception and communication. When children are home they often see mothers preparing meals, helping with homework, folding laundry and doing other tasks that seem familiar, easy and routine. They're not as aware of what else mothers out of the full-time workforce do while children are at school.

How to Be 'Retro-Hip'

Rachael Stark | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Rachael Stark

My "day job" as a professor afforded me time and money during the summer to pursue my dream and it was good to step down from the ivory tower and get back into the mix so I submitted my resume. To my surprise, I was promptly called for an interview. The only problem was that I was born in 1961 not 1991.

The One Question Never To Ask A Mother Who's Returning To Work

Christie O. Tate | Posted 05.01.2013 | Parents
Christie O. Tate

It's plenty hard to start a new job, regardless of whether you leave behind two children to do it. For me, it's been stressful to keep up with the workload, learn my new boss' preferences and get back up to speed after two years off -- all while still learning where the bathroom is.

How One Woman Took a Risk, Learned It Wasn't So Bad and Welcomes More in 2013!

Lee Allport | Posted 03.04.2013 | Women
Lee Allport

My one regret year in and year out revolves around not taking more risks. I'm always on the move, but I tend to do the same things over and over. I eat in the same restaurants, visit the same stores, go to a movie and in general just don't mix it up much. This needs to change.

Obama And Romney's Job Retraining Fail

ProPublica | Amy Goldstein | Posted 10.11.2012 | Politics

In February 2008, six days before he would win the Wisconsin presidential primary, Barack Obama traveled to a General Motors plant in Janesville, Wis....

Why I Hated Being a Stay-at-Home Mom

LearnVest | Posted 08.06.2012 | Parents

I refused to feel sorry for myself for too long, despite the fact that my plan of staying home with the kids for only a few weeks had turned into a few years. After all, I was choosing this.

How To Return To Work Stress-Free After Holiday Travel

SavvySugar | Posted 12.06.2011 | Women

After an extended period of travel, getting back into the swing of a normal day-to-day routine can seem stressful and overwhelming. This is especially...