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Working Mom Guilt

'I Work From Home But My Two Year Old Guilt Trips Me For Working'

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 02.14.2017 | Parents
Samantha Rodman PhD

Reader Excellent Taste writes, Hi, I read your article about how to brainwash your kids to be happier, and I promise I'm not trying to flatter, but ...

Wonder Moms: Laura Ure

Dana Holmes | Posted 04.01.2016 | Parents
Dana Holmes

Laura left her steady job to found her marketing company at the age of 27, while seven months pregnant. She knew there was a better way to run an agency; and with clients all over the nation, it's clear her intuition was right.

Why It's OK If Motherhood Is Your Greatest Accomplishment ... Or Not

Trana Pittam | Posted 02.03.2017 | Parents
Trana Pittam

It was shortly before I met my husband and knew with certainty that I would have children someday that Felicity Huffman told 60 Minutes and Leslie Stahl "no" when asked if motherhood was her greatest accomplishment.

Forget "Having it All" -- Have What Matters Most

Allison O'Kelly | Posted 09.29.2016 | Parents
Allison O'Kelly

Ever seen one of those cute stock photos of a mom working productively at her laptop, with her toddler nestled contentedly on her lap? I hate photos like that.

Government Checks for Stay-At-Home Mothers Part II

Allison Chawla | Posted 09.10.2016 | Parents
Allison Chawla

Many people, no matter how hard they work, do not get the same opportunities as others. They don't get the best of choices. Others get no choice at all. Despite what many of us think or believe, having a choice is a great luxury.

Fear of Missing Out: My Journey From the Spotlight to Small Business

The Modern Femme Movement | Posted 08.31.2016 | Women
The Modern Femme Movement

There comes a time, no matter what industry you're in, whether you have a steady and ready desk job, whether you live the exciting life of a traveling food show host, or whether you stay at home, you make a choice. You feel as if you are prepared to do more. You can stay where you are and do more there or you can do more in another separate arena.

The Challenges Of Being A Chef And A Mom

Open for Business | Posted 08.07.2016 | Parents
Open for Business

The U.S. is one of only four countries in the world -- along with Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Papua New Guinea -- that does not guarantee the right to paid maternity leave. The Family and Medical Leave Act requires companies with more than 50 employees to give new parents up to 12 weeks off -- but that's without pay.

Having a Nanny - Stop Shaming Mothers and Ditch Working Mom Guilt

Rich Hawkins | Posted 07.13.2016 | Parents
Rich Hawkins

When it comes to being a parent there are far better (or worse, I suppose) ways to ruin your kid's life than employing an extra pair of hands.

7 Thoughts to Replace Working Mom Guilt

Liz O'Donnell | Posted 05.08.2016 | Parents
Liz O'Donnell

If you miss a school event or game, focus on the fact you are teaching your child to sing, dance, act, play soccer, etc. for the joy of it, not just for the praise and attention. That's a gift.

Working Moms, Would Your Husband Stay Home?

Lela Davidson | Posted 06.27.2015 | Parents
Lela Davidson

Time is of the essence for me, so I have to make sure that I have everything pre-planned on weekends so that I know I will accomplish what I need to and have time to relax before heading back into a full week's work

An Open Letter to Daycare

Jeannette Bellesfield | Posted 03.18.2015 | Parents
Jeannette Bellesfield

We know it isn't cheap or easy to keep your programs running. But we appreciate everything you do, every single day. We know you care. We really, really do.

The Side of Motherhood We Aren't Prepared to Discuss

Traci Bild | Posted 01.31.2015 | Parents
Traci Bild

I treaded very lightly and explained that I was that mom at one time, but that I had found a way out of the daily grind. My passion and book, Get Your Girl Back, was to help their moms do the same.

A Letter to My Kids From Your Newly Working Mom

Katia Bishops | Posted 01.13.2015 | Parents
Katia Bishops

Many people say that kids are adaptable. That means they'll get used to pretty much anything. Is that true, or is it something that grownups say to make themselves feel better about tough decisions?

A Quarter Of Working Moms Confess To This Eye-Opening Behavior

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 10.24.2014 | Parents

A new survey by has found that one in four working moms cry once a week due to the stress of "having it all." What's more, 29 percent of thes...

A New Definition of Motherhood

Roshini Raj, M.D. | Posted 09.07.2014 | Parents
Roshini Raj, M.D.

The idea that your own children would not call you a good mother is the nightmare every working woman dreads -- hence the guilt. But does working hard outside the home preclude being a good mother? It depends on your definition of motherhood.

How This Working Mom Is Trying to Embrace Imperfection

Debra Pickett | Posted 07.16.2014 | Parents
Debra Pickett

I was having one of those working mom moments when you feel all conflicted and then get mad at yourself for feeling all conflicted because the men in the office certainly aren't and then you either go the rest room and cry for minute or pull yourself together and get on with your day.

No Snow Days for Working Moms

Kerry Lyons | Posted 04.14.2014 | Parents
Kerry Lyons

What happened to the smiling, fun-loving Mom that talked of watching movies and snuggling by the fire? Why was she replaced by this snarling, stressed-out Work Mommy? As I looked at their confused, hopeful faces, I realized my so-called snow day was over.

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.

Let's Ditch The Mom Guilt Once And For All

Lisa-Jo Baker | Posted 02.02.2014 | Parents
Lisa-Jo Baker

You are mothering. You actually already are. So go ahead, let yourself off the hook. Dish up the ice cream at 10:00 p.m. and not the guilt.

Robina M. Gumbs, Esq.: The Price of Gladiating

Robina M. Gumbs, Esq. | Posted 09.29.2013 | Women
Robina M. Gumbs, Esq.

"Your daughter has stopped eating." With those five words, I felt as though my mother had plunged a knife into my heart.

'No One Ever Told Me It Would Be Like This'

Myra Evans | Posted 07.22.2013 | Parents
Myra Evans

I tried to hear what was wrong in between the sobs, but she only managed to get a few words out between the tears. She was gasping for air. My heart sank. I had 12 trustees waiting for me to finish a presentation on a $1 billion asset allocation strategy.

The Lesson of Marissa Mayer

Katrina Alcorn | Posted 05.01.2013 | Parents
Katrina Alcorn

Those of us who are conscientious about doing a good job and being a good parent constantly weigh competing priorities. Every day, we make decisions about where to put our time and attention, so that both our kids and our coworkers get what they need from us.

How I Stopped Blaming Motherhood for my Failures

Erin Cox | Posted 03.24.2013 | Parents
Erin Cox

Life has seasons, and I know unequivocally that everything happens in divine timing. Now that I have fully embraced this fact, I am better able to compartmentalize my life.

'Tis the Season

Lisa Price | Posted 02.10.2013 | Parents
Lisa Price

The three most important men in my life were right here. I could hear everyone breathe as they slept, each with their own pattern of inhales and exhales. I remember thinking "this is it." This is why we work hard. This is what life means. This is what is important.

Trying to 'Have It All' With a Nanny

Erika Soto Lamb | Posted 12.26.2012 | Parents
Erika Soto Lamb

It's enough to be a working mother -- constantly inundated by the discussion of whether or not we can "have it all" -- and then to hear this awful tale that plants a seed of fear about how maybe you can't even trust the one person who, for those of us trying to do it, helps us keep it together.