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15 Reminders You're A Working Mom

Jenn Delekta | Posted 09.15.2014 | Parents
Jenn Delekta

It's the occasional princess sticker stuck on my high heel shoes or the temporary tattoo on my arm that I don't notice until halfway through the work day. I am constantly reminded throughout my day that I am a mom first and my work takes a clear second place.

Accidental Networking

Heather Deason Zynczak | Posted 09.04.2014 | Women
Heather Deason Zynczak

Everyday activities are often the best channel for networking, and a few small changes in how you approach these daily interactions can add value to your relationships.

Don't Cry for Me, Sheryl Sandberg

Lisa Daniels | Posted 07.23.2014 | Women
Lisa Daniels

Sheryl Sandberg would not be happy with me. Instead of Leaning In, I have leaned so far out, I'm practically horizontal. My career -- gone. Heart beat -- one big flat line.

Working Mom Wants It All

Stephanie Preusse | Posted 09.08.2014 | Parents
Stephanie Preusse

My maternity leave was coming to an end and I was feeling the fear of going back to work increase daily. On one hand, I was excited to return and put that hard-earned master's degree to good use. On the other hand, I was devastated.

Don't Take Birth Control Options Away From Moms -- The U.S. Supreme Court Is Wrong on Hobby Lobby

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner | Posted 08.31.2014 | Politics
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner

Reliable birth control that permits women to manage how many children to have, and when to have them, has been nothing short of revolutionary -- not just for women and mothers, but for our country as a whole.

Will You Snuggle with Me, Mama?

Samantha McGarry | Posted 07.20.2014 | Parents
Samantha McGarry

Truthfully, the whole evening routine and especially the last 5 to 10 minutes of it have always been a challenge for me.

A Mother's Day Toast

Debra Pickett | Posted 07.09.2014 | Parents
Debra Pickett

I gave it up because I just couldn't figure out how to be the kind of journalist I aspired to be while also being the kind of mother I aspired to be.

A Multi-Generational Mother's Day Tribute

Laurie Levy | Posted 07.07.2014 | Fifty
Laurie Levy

I fear I sold my daughters a bill of goods by telling them that they could "have it all." As I wish them a Happy Mother's Day, I hope the gains women have made since my own mother was deprived of a college education will make them happy as well as accomplished mothers.

Home Economics: Give Mom a Little (Professional) Respect

Alyson Gounden Rock | Posted 07.07.2014 | Business
Alyson Gounden Rock

This Mother's Day, we can all do three things that will bolster mom's value and support gender equality. We can stop making throwaway negative comments about mothers. We can acknowledge that mothers do real work, and we can value that work more highly.

5 Ways This Working Mom Survived White House Correspondents Weekend

Sujata Mitra | Posted 07.05.2014 | DC
Sujata Mitra

As a communications professional, White House Correspondents Weekend is a sweet mix of work and fun. It's always a blast (and exhausting)... but this year was a little different for me. For the first time, I attended the festivities as a mom.

The Hidden Cost of the Financial Crisis for Women

Stella Kasdagli | Posted 06.28.2014 | Women
Stella Kasdagli

Downshifting is a perfectly valid choice when you feel you also have the option not to take it; when you have all the information you need in order to make an empowered decision; when you have been given (or have earned) the tools to really choose.

A Stay-At-Home Mom's Response To Gwyneth And The Mommy Wars

Jen Simon | Posted 06.07.2014 | Parents
Jen Simon

What will help revolutionize our lives is learning to listen to each other. To help each other. To understand that while every parent is in a different situation, we're all struggling to do the best thing for our kids, our families and ourselves.

5 Ways Working Moms Can Get The Best Sleep Ever

Tracey Marks, M.D. | Posted 05.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Tracey Marks, M.D.

Regardless of whether this lack of shut-eye is voluntary or not, as time goes on it negatively impacts you mentally, physically and emotionally. The more you know about sleep and your own individual patterns, the better equipped you are to deal with sleep interruptions and learn to wake fully refreshed after a night of quality sleep.

My Aha Moment: I Can Be More In My Career

The Huffington Post | Alison Zaslav | Posted 02.06.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

We've all had those almighty aha moments when the realization strikes that we can become more than what we are. Passionate career woman and mother ...

Kids at Work? Why It Works and Helps Women (and Men!) Succeed

Sabrina Parsons | Posted 03.26.2014 | Women
Sabrina Parsons

All parents are parents first and I think it is ridiculous for any employer to ever think or demand otherwise. If we create situations where parents know they are allowed to openly and publicly be parents first, then we help change the paradigm and help make the work/life balance easier for everyone.

10 New Year's Resolutions for Working Mothers

Liz O'Donnell | Posted 03.01.2014 | Women
Liz O'Donnell

In 2014, why not focus on the best of working motherhood? Here are 10 New Year's Resolutions to help you do just that. Don't try to tackle them all (see resolution number 10); just choose a few. Because, while we can have it all, we can't do it all.

Relaxing into the Mess: My First Year as a Twins Mom

Lori Yeghiayan Friedman | Posted 02.09.2014 | Parents
Lori Yeghiayan Friedman

My twin boy and girl just turned one. In honor of that milestone, I want so much to write about the joys and challenges of life with twins and to com...

Dropping Out Of The Cult Of Busy

Mary Beth Maziarz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary Beth Maziarz

I made a sign for the craft studio that says "I can do ANYTHING, but I can not do EVERYTHING. Especially at once." So I'm going to take my own advice.

The Mother of All Realities

Susan Pace | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Susan Pace

Am I having a self-pity party because I chose to spend time creeping upstairs to put a tired toddler to bed rather than clambering up a corporate ladder?

Tips For Quick and Easy Family Dinners

Anjali Varma | Posted 11.25.2013 | Parents
Anjali Varma

All busy moms have faced this all-too-familiar scenario: it's 6:00, the kids are starving, you're exhausted and you have no idea what you're serving for dinner tonight! Couple that with an empty pantry or fridge and a picky eater and it is a "recipe" for disaster.

My Day As A Working Mom In GIFs

CT Working Moms | Posted 10.23.2013 | Parents
CT Working Moms

We play for awhile till it's dinnertime. Sometimes, I'm just so in awe of how cool she is and how fast she's growing up that I stare at her like this:

Don't Let Motherhood Get Your Career Off-Track

Kim Keating | Posted 10.22.2013 | Women
Kim Keating

My own firm offered flexibility to be a hands-on mom but it was risky because I would no longer have the security of a paycheck. I feared striking out on my own, as I had never thought of myself as an entrepreneur.

Sony's Xperia Tablet: Fitting Your Lifestyle

Ivo Lukas | Posted 09.22.2013 | Technology
Ivo Lukas

I've spent some time immersing myself in the huge pool of knowledge surrounding the latest gadgets and devices, including the Xperia tablet. The Xperia tablet is one of the most tech-savvy tablets out there, and it stands up to competitors on the market.

Batman, Iron Man, Superman and Little Man: Single Moms Raising 'Super' Men!

Laura Wellington | Posted 09.07.2013 | Parents
Laura Wellington

As convenient as it would be to argue to the contrary, a mother's obligation to her child does not change simply because life circumstances do.

Tim Wright: For the Sake of our Kids: Redefining the Legacy of Success

Tim Wright | Posted 08.22.2013 | Parents
Tim Wright

For too long, success has been defined by money and power and getting as far ahead as we can. And many of our kids have suffered because of it.