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Michelle Vale | Posted 08.21.2015 | Women
Michelle Vale

It occurred to me recently that although I get to physically see them a lot more than if I were checking into an office each day. I don't always get to be entirely present in the moment with them. This summer I decided to do something to address this.

The Challenges Of Being A Chef And A Mom

Open for Business | Posted 08.07.2015 | 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.

Whatever it Is... Today Is the Day You Shake it Off!

Jamee Tenzer | Posted 07.07.2015 | Women
Jamee Tenzer

Today can be a day of graduation for you too. What would you like to put behind you? Whether it's the weight of the world, the albatross around your neck or the chip on your shoulder -- today is the day you can choose to focus on the future and leave that experience, thought or behavior, behind.

Why I Refuse to Feel Guilty for Being a Working Mom

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 06.18.2015 | Impact
Lisa Abeyta

I'm finished feeling guilty for not being invincible. There are days I'm barely treading water because of the overwhelming amount of responsibility that I have on my plate, and allowing my children to witness my own moments of weakness, vulnerability, and fear - that is a gift I am giving them.

5 Ways to Know If You Are A Stay-at-Home-Working Mom

Catherine Pearlman | Posted 05.28.2015 | Parents
Catherine Pearlman

SAHWMs don't have time for a wasted minute. When SAHWMs are working, they get eight hours of work done in five. If a memo comes home from school that a diorama of the water cycle will be due next week, the SAHWM wants to lead the coup to overthrow the administration.

Trading in Juggling for Harmony

Sarah Bunton | Posted 05.27.2015 | Parents
Sarah Bunton

I've learned that there's no "finish line" in life. Being a working mother doesn't mean I have to play some impossible balancing act. It's about discovering my rhythm and finding what works for me and my family. Once I let the pressure and expectations go, everything started to fall into place. Motherhood: it's a work in progress.

New Study Says A Working Mom Is A Plus for Kids

Liam Robb O'Hagan | Posted 05.21.2015 | Parents
Liam Robb O'Hagan

The findings don't surprise me. If parents are role models, then these are the sort of effects you would expect to see in the children of parents who work.

A Single Mom's Guide To Career Advancement

Jenn Lyons | Posted 05.20.2015 | Parents
Jenn Lyons

While there is much debate if working mothers can "have it all," single moms go out and "make it happen." There is no other option.

What It Really Means To Be A Working Parent, In 32 Candid Photos

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 05.19.2015 | Parents

In 2014, 70.1 percent of mothers and 92.8 percent of fathers with children under 18 were either working or looking for work, according to the Bureau o...

Mommy Needs A Nap

Sarah Bunton | Posted 05.18.2015 | Parents
Sarah Bunton

Work becomes at best a hiccup and at worst a reprieve from the routine of the day. I don't ever want to treat work as an escape from motherhood, nor do I want to resent work from tearing me away from my son.

To My Young Corporate Mom Self

Trudy Bourgeois | Posted 05.12.2015 | Parents
Trudy Bourgeois

The truth is that you are a great mom. You will raise great kids. Kids who will learn how to enjoy life, love people, work hard and never give up. You will raise these kids to be leaders. Yes, Trudy. They'll learn those things from you. Their working mom. Their mom. You.

A Mom Is A Mom Is A Mom

Aimee Atkinson | Posted 05.11.2015 | Women
Aimee Atkinson

I was emailing when I should have been playing, and playing when I should have been emailing. I felt like I couldn't fully dedicate myself to either thing and therefore felt half as good an employee and a mom

Motherhood: The Ultimate Leadership Training

Rebekah Bastian | Posted 05.06.2015 | Business
Rebekah Bastian

There's plenty of talk these days about how we need more women in leadership roles, and I agree. But I would take it a step further and suggest that we need more mothers in leadership roles.

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

The Untapped Workforce

Manon DeFelice | Posted 06.07.2015 | Women
Manon DeFelice

Thousands of highly talented, motivated individuals are unemployed. They have JDs from Harvard, MBAs from Wharton and PhDs from Stanford. They built careers, and then one day, they stopped. Why? Because they are mothers.

Who The Hell Has It All, Anyway?

Janet Eve Josselyn | Posted 06.01.2015 | Fifty
Janet Eve Josselyn

Those of us with jobs, careers, relationships and kids worried that we didn't have enough time to spend with our kids and families. We worried about hurting our chances of a raise or promotion when we left work to watch our kid play "Hot Cross Buns" badly on the recorder.

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

Olga Mecking | Posted 05.27.2015 | 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 05.18.2015 | 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 05.10.2015 | 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 05.09.2015 | 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 04.08.2015 | 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 04.04.2015 | 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.