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5 Quick Tips For Time Efficiency

Jamie Cornell | Posted 07.06.2016 | Parents
Jamie Cornell

In honor of these loving hardworking individuals, I wanted to jot down some of the best tricks that have helped me have a better relationship with time, AND with everything I have going on in my busy fun life.

Most Americans Think Companies Should Do More To Help Working Parents

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 06.29.2016 | Business

Most Americans don't think employers are doing enough to help parents return to work after they take time off to raise kids, a new survey finds. Fifty...

Working Dads Are Leaning In -- And Their Companies Should Be, Too

Quora | Posted 06.16.2016 | Parents
Quora

These questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. ...

Yes, Your Nanny Should Get Paid to Do 'Nothing'

Brooke Weglarz | Posted 05.26.2016 | Parents
Brooke Weglarz

Parents, I can see where you are coming from. Truly, I can. Childcare is expensive. The idea of paying top dollar for someone to sit at your house while your child is sleeping can be difficult to swallow. But here's the thing -- your nanny/babysitter isn't doing "nothing" -- they are taking care of your child.

These Companies Love Your Families Just As Much As You Do!

Devishobha Ramanan | Posted 05.20.2016 | Parents
Devishobha Ramanan

They say, it takes a village to raise a child. If you are a busy parent striving to be at your best productive selves as a parent and a professional, it takes your employer to raise your child as well!

These Are The Best And Worst States For Working Moms

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 05.03.2016 | Parents

Being a working mom comes with a number of challenges, but life might be a little easier depending on where you live. A new study from WalletHub, a p...

Thank You, Mom, For Not Always Being There

Posted 06.06.2016 | Parents

Most Mother’s Day cards thank Mom for always “being there.” But for many of us, there’s more to it than that. What about the moms who weren’...

10 Hacks to Make Working From Home With Kids Work

Jennifer Gore | Posted 04.28.2016 | Parents
Jennifer Gore

Co-authored by Nikki Ricks, founder of Gab Lab. You won't believe what people are doing to make working from home with kids work. Here's a look...

The Work-Life Obstacle Women Aren't Talking About

Rachael Ellison, MA | Posted 03.31.2016 | Business
Rachael Ellison, MA

Women need to bridge the generational divides around leadership. Our experiences will never directly parallel the others'. Conflicting and unspoken assumptions put us all at risk.

Listen Up! When it Comes to Happy Working-Parent Employees, Communication Must Be a Two-Way Street.

Krista Moatz | Posted 03.22.2016 | Business
Krista Moatz

Let's set the record straight. We often hear debate about working parents "having it all," but I don't think we can have it all, or that we necessarily want to. I think we have to determine what we want and then try to figure out a way to adjust our lives, schedules, and/or careers accordingly.

7 Hilarious Realities Of Being A Working Parent

Posted 04.15.2016 | Parents

Every working parent expects to deal with a good bit of juggling between the personal and the professional, the kid-friendly and the kid-free. But man...

Working Moms Get a 'Free to Grow' Permission Slip From Sprout

The Modern Femme Movement | Posted 02.26.2016 | Women
The Modern Femme Movement

"'Free to Grow' means that we are all free to learn, explore, fall down, get back up. It acknowledges that nobody is perfect and recognizes that we are all trying our very best. Life is meant to be happy, inspired and delightfully full of the freedom that allows us to thrive and experience life in an unfettered way.

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...

Blazing the trail: Diana Rothschild Pushes for More Options for New Parents

Amanda Schneider | Posted 02.15.2016 | Business
Amanda Schneider

This article originally published in the inaugural edition of Workplaces Magazine on February 1, 2016 and can be found at this link. For too many, e...

Working Mom Shuts Down Troll Who Suggests She Should Quit Her Job

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 02.02.2016 | Parents

When a troll responded to her tweets about missing her daughter while on the job, a working mom shut him down with a strongly-worded letter. Irish new...

This Photo Of Mark Zuckerberg's Closet Offers A Lesson For Working Parents

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 01.25.2016 | Technology

For many parents, going back to work after taking parental leave is fraught with emotion and anxiety -- from making sure child care is arranged to get...

11 Things to Teach Kids About How to Attract Money

Lori Mitchell | Posted 01.22.2016 | Money
Lori Mitchell

Learn and apply wealth-mindset principles to yourself first, because children will believe you when they witness your life example as the authority. Your behavior and experiences will be much more powerful than your words.

Doing What You Love WON'T Make You Financially Successful

Vanessa Nicole | Posted 12.14.2015 | Business
Vanessa Nicole

It's incredibly misleading when people say to young entrepreneurs, "Do what you love and the money will follow." I don't think that's true at all. Yes, I do what I love and yes, the money has followed, but not because of doing what I love.

The 4 Words Stay-at-Home Parents Dread the Most -- and What That Says About America

Anne-Marie Slaughter | Posted 12.10.2015 | World
Anne-Marie Slaughter

Choosing to invest in others when everyone and everything is telling you to continue investing in yourself and your career shows strength of character and a willingness to live your principles. Why can't we learn to evaluate the success of a life, or even of a career, as a blend of money and meaning, of both climbing a ladder of accomplishment and building a web of relationships? We can, of course.

A New Start for Mark Zuckerberg and More Work Ahead to Support Working Parents

Rachael Ellison, MA | Posted 12.03.2015 | Business
Rachael Ellison, MA

Last week, as Mark Zuckerberg was preparing for his own paternity leave, he announced that all Facebook employees-men and women, heterosexual and same sex couples-would be entitled to four months paid parental leave.

This Isn't What a Working Mother Should Look Like

Jessica Shortall | Posted 11.18.2015 | Parents
Jessica Shortall

Our lack of comprehensive maternity leave says as much. Maternity leave, in America, is not for all working mothers. Put simply, the American approach to maternity leave ignores some basic facts about our economy.

Moving the Needle on Work Flexibility

Emma Plumb | Posted 10.28.2015 | Business
Emma Plumb

I have a new appreciation for the particular challenges involved in juggling parenthood and work. And whereas I was formerly frustrated by the fact that we are still dragging our feet around improving the way that work gets done, I'm now utterly astonished.

Recalling a Time When Congressional Bipartisanship Worked for Young Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 10.24.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

A plethora of child care legislation has been passed over the past four decades but programs are still available to only a fraction of the children who need them. The quality of care provided to our children in their early years remains very inadequate, especially for the poorest children.

If Dads Heard The Inane Crap That's Spouted At Working Moms

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 05.24.2016 | Parents

A hilarious parody Twitter account is calling out the inane advice working moms hear all the time. @manwhohasitall offers "top tips for men juggling ...

Part I of the Homework Series: The Struggle Is Real

Stephanie Hepburn | Posted 10.06.2015 | Parents
Stephanie Hepburn

This is pretty much how every single homework experience has gone since she started getting homework in kindergarten. Somehow, the prospect of homework liquefies my daughter's body and she melts into a puddle onto the floor.