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5 Things This Stay-At-Home Mom Learned From Her Working Mom

Olga Mecking | Posted 03.27.2015 | Parents
Olga Mecking

Having a working mother is a gift. Without her, I wouldn't even know what is possible. I wouldn't work so hard to pursue my dreams. And of course I want to provide the same inspiration and be a role model to my children as well.

3 (Healthy) Behaviors for Working Moms

Kenda Mullert | Posted 03.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Kenda Mullert

Our work of choosing healthy behavior combines together to form a creation of life and wellness. There isn't a choice too small to add to this creation of the healthy life we want for ourselves and our family.

Get Smart: Five Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder

Nellie Akalp | Posted 03.10.2015 | Business
Nellie Akalp

Over the past year, I have been making a concerted effort to improve my work habits as a way to improve both my productivity and well-being.

Career-Loving Mom: How the Perfect Job Fell Through Because I Have a Baby

Kelly Brusch | Posted 03.09.2015 | Parents
Kelly Brusch

I believe I can be a present mother and do an excellent job in my career. I believe I can aspire to leadership roles within an organization and still nurse my daughter to sleep at bedtime.

I Have It All, Just Not All At Once

Mary Katherine Backstrom | Posted 02.06.2015 | Parents
Mary Katherine Backstrom

I stole one last glance from that penthouse window after packing up my desk. Ten years of claws-out determination, and I was headed home for the foreseeable future. Goodbye, career.

5 Confessions of a 'Type A' Working Mom, Wife and Day Dreamer

Traci Bild | Posted 02.02.2015 | Parents
Traci Bild

As a society, we are quick to judge -- not just others, but ourselves. While we teach our kids about bullying, we fail to admit we live with one in our head.

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.

Flexibility Offers Working Mothers New Opportunities

Manon DeFelice | Posted 02.22.2015 | Parents
Manon DeFelice

Finding an effective way to bridge the gap between employers looking for experienced and affordable part time talent, and mothers looking for flexible yet rewarding job opportunities, is an important step in the successful evolution of working mothers.

The Hard, Daily Switch from Work to Home

Hilary Wilce | Posted 01.12.2015 | Parents
Hilary Wilce

I'd been living all day in neon office light, with grown-up office people. My head was still buzzing with the rhythms and problems of my fast-paced day. Home was domestic, lamp-lit and adhering to its own time table.

5 Steps To A Speedy Recovery From Strep

Kerry Lyons | Posted 01.05.2015 | Parents
Kerry Lyons

My day is a revolving door of administering antibiotics, Tylenol and ice pops while juggling a valiant attempt to work from home. I feel like Florence Nightingale with a laptop -- and a mission: To conquer strep for once and for all. Here's my plan:

The Panic Attack That Saved My Business

Nellie Akalp | Posted 01.04.2015 | Business
Nellie Akalp

I thought about my employees. I thought about my kids and their future. I was baffled about the fact that I had already launched and sold a successful business in the exact same industry years before -- why was it so much harder the second time around?

5 Reasons I Support Earned Paid Sick Time

MotherWoman | Posted 12.31.2014 | Parents
MotherWoman

By Liz Friedman 1. Because employees should not be forced to choose between caring for sick family members and the jobs they need. 2. Because a wor...

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 Care.com 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...

Turning Down the Corner Office

Janice Windt | Posted 12.03.2014 | Women
Janice Windt

When I returned to work, my employer insisted that it be on a half day basis. This was in order to avoid another relapse. But, for me, it was also a gift that meant I could work in the mornings, contribute to our family's bottom line and also be a completely dedicated Mum to my boys.

Lawyer Up, Moms!

Peyton Price | Posted 11.19.2014 | Parents
Peyton Price

Character may be how you act when no one is watching, but the lawyer moms are watching, so make good choices.

15 Reminders You're A Working Mom

Jenn Delekta | Posted 11.15.2014 | 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 11.04.2014 | 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 09.22.2014 | 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.