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I Am a Working Mother and This Is Why I Can't

Lola Lolita | Posted 06.21.2016 | Parents
Lola Lolita

I'm a working mom. And I can't right now. I can't answer the phone. I can't grocery shop. I can't do the laundry. I can't go to the post office. I'm...

Technology Tips to Help Bring Balance to the Lives of Working Mothers

Barbara Martin Coppola | Posted 06.19.2016 | Parents
Barbara Martin Coppola

Take a moment and think about each of the times that you used your smartphone today. Maybe it helped you navigate around a traffic jam during your com...

How to Be a Human Being While Also Being a Mom and Managing Editor of The Rumpus

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 03.25.2017 | Women
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

How do women measure success? Is it by mothering and having a career? How do they carry out both forms of work to their satisfaction? What helps? What hurts?

Working Moms Who Make It Work: Real Advice for Young Professionals

Jenn Lyons | Posted 03.12.2017 | Women
Jenn Lyons

On a weekend away with dear friends from college, all of whom are working moms, I was surprised to find I wasn't alone. We were all on this quest to find a healthy work-life balance while trying to overcome feelings of parental inadequacy, regardless of our occupation, location, or marital status.

Rediscovering Your Identity After Having a Baby

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 02.21.2017 | Women
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

How do women measure success? Is it by mothering and having a career? How do they carry out both forms of work to their satisfaction? What helps? What hurts?

Kids Tell Their Working Moms What They Need To Hear In Viral Ad

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 02.19.2016 | Parents

A viral Japanese ad for Van Houten Cocoa is paying tribute to working moms. In the ad, moms who work outside the home describe their vision of "the id...

If You Give A Mom A Junk Drawer

Lisa Oppenheimer | Posted 01.14.2017 | Parents
Lisa Oppenheimer

A tale of house-cleaning futility...

Nancy Pelosi Looks on as Sara Lowe is Successful as a Career Woman and Mom

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 01.13.2017 | Women
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

How do women measure success? Is it by mothering and having a career? How do they carry out both forms of work to their satisfaction? What helps? What...

Job Flexibility in the Start-Up World

Manon DeFelice | Posted 12.16.2016 | Women
Manon DeFelice

Working for a startup is an exciting opportunity to gain experience with a passionate group of professionals at the ground level, however, expectations for professional time commitment can become difficult to navigate especially for working parents.

Why I Put My Wife’s Career First

The Atlantic | Caroline Bologna | Posted 09.10.2015 | Parents

Three years ago, my wife, Anne-Marie Slaughter, wrote in these pages about how difficult it remains for women to “have it all” -- a family and a c...

Breadwinner Mommies: How to Choose, When Your Choices Look Like 'Have-To's'

Jamee Tenzer | Posted 07.15.2016 | Women
Jamee Tenzer

What larger goal is that "have-to" serving?" For example, if you feel you "have to" empty the dishwasher and clean up the kitchen, maybe you are committed to a kitchen that is neat and tidy? Ask yourself why.

You May Not Be Able to Have It All But You Can Have Alot - And That's Okay....

Linda Lightman | Posted 06.25.2016 | Women
Linda Lightman

I love my work and feel incredibly lucky to do what I do every day. I started Linda's Stuff in my kitchen and today, 15 years in, I'm sitting in a 93,000 sq. ft. warehouse pinching myself.

Why I Refuse to Feel Guilty for Being a Working Mom

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 06.18.2016 | 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.

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

Morning Meditation

Ann V. Klotz | Posted 05.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Ann V. Klotz

So I began to meditate again. Quietly, without telling anyone in particular. In the winter morning dark, I come downstairs. I settle myself in the living room chair. And there, I breathe. In. Out. Watching the breath, turning my focus inward. Two? Three? Ten minutes? Each day is different. I try not to judge, to forgive myself on the mornings when it's hard to quiet my mind.

How a Capsule Wardrobe Can Save Any Working Mother's Morning

Lela Davidson | Posted 04.11.2015 | Parents
Lela Davidson

If you don't have trouble getting dressed every day then by all means, move on. But if, like me, you do, then the capsule wardrobe is for you too, dear friend. Your world is about to be rocked.

The New Meaning Of Success For Professional Women

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 03.25.2015 | Women
Dr. Peggy Drexler

The old saying, "Success is getting what you want and happiness is wanting what you get" might well sum up the dilemma of many professional women.

How to Get on the Working Mother 100 Best Companies List: 9 Tips for a Better Application

Robin Hardman | Posted 03.08.2015 | Business
Robin Hardman

For starters, you need strong policies and programs promoting women's advancement and work-life balance for all employees. Then you need to be able to demonstrate that employees actually use these programs and policies -- and (ideally) that senior leadership and managers at all levels encourage that use.

Leaning In and Speaking Up Part II: Why I Am Freezing My Eggs

Ellevate | Posted 02.15.2015 | Women

Warning: I have already been told this subject makes a lot of people uncomfortable. My employees were cool when I announced it during our Monday morning meeting, but I knew they were all cringing inside.

Keep On Chewing

Ann V. Klotz | Posted 01.25.2015 | Women
Ann V. Klotz

As Thanksgiving approaches and we prepare to make a family feast, our tenth in the lovely dining room at Lyman House -- the home built long ago for one of my predecessors -- I think of how it is we landed in this place and of the advice Seth, my husband, gave me once, long ago, which has helped make hard spots easier.

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 Reasons I Support Earned Paid Sick Time

MotherWoman | Posted 12.31.2014 | Parents

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...

The Real Reason Women Should Lean In

Liz O'Donnell | Posted 12.14.2014 | Women
Liz O'Donnell

All to often a woman's time out of the office during her childbearing years is compounded by the time she takes off later to care for her parents and she suffers a significant lost in wages as a result.

The Heartbreaking Truth About Shift Work For Parents

The New York Times | Posted 08.14.2014 | Parents

In a typical last-minute scramble, Jannette Navarro, a 22-year-old Starbucks barista and single mother, scraped together a plan for surviving the mont...

Corporate Fraud of a Different Stripe

Martha Burk | Posted 09.28.2014 | Business
Martha Burk

It's that time of year again. Corporate good-guy awards are handed out like candy by magazines with headlines screaming "Best Companies," for various groups -- usually minorities and women.