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A Father's Day Reminder and Challenge to Dads in Congress

Debra L. Ness | Posted 06.20.2015 | Parents
Debra L. Ness

Nobody should forget that paid leave is a family issue -- not just a women's issue. Men, like women, want to be good parents and good caregivers for their families. Yet the vast majority of men don't have access to supportive workplace policies that would enable them to do so.

5 Things My Husband Teaches Our Daughter About Working Parents

David Valdes Greenwood | Posted 06.18.2015 | Parents
David Valdes Greenwood

Day jobs notwithstanding, we both dove into hands-on parenting from the start. But as I met other people with infants, I discovered that this was not universal.

20 Photos That Show What It's Like To Be A Working Dad

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 06.17.2015 | Parents

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 92.8 percent of fathers with children under 18 were either working or looking for work in 2014. In hon...

What Do Paid Leave and a Box Full of Kittens Have in Common?

Thomas E. Perez | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics
Thomas E. Perez

Paid family leave is as popular as vanilla ice cream and a boxful of kittens. In a CBS-New York Times poll from late last month, 80 percent of people support a paid family leave law and 85 percent believe we should have paid sick leave!

Jillian Capewell

'First Day Back' Podcast Gets To Heart Of The Working Parent

HuffingtonPost.com | Jillian Capewell | Posted 06.10.2015 | Parents

Much of the conversation around having a family and a career is simply whether or not to try and juggle both. You’re in or you’re out -- and likel...

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...

Shane Shifflett

The States With The Most Stay-At-Home Fathers

HuffingtonPost.com | Shane Shifflett | Posted 05.13.2015 | Business

Not too long ago, it was practically unheard of for a father to raise his children full-time instead of working for money. In the 1970s, only si...

Where You Should -- And Shouldn't -- Live If You're A Working Mom

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 05.04.2015 | Parents

What do Louisiana, Nevada, and Alaska have in common? A pretty grim situation for working mothers. A new report from personal finance social netwo...

Johnson & Johnson Now Offering Employees Up To 17 Weeks Of Parental Leave

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 06.19.2015 | Parents

This week, Johnson & Johnson made an exciting announcement that will hopefully set a precedent for other major companies in the U.S. All employees who...

Revoking My Stay-at-Home Mom Card

Melissa Mowry | Posted 06.29.2015 | Parents
Melissa Mowry

But I don't talk about those things because I worry. I worry that if my day doesn't seem hard enough or chaotic enough, I'm not doing it right. I worry that my husband (and maybe the rest of the working world too) thinks I'm getting a free ride on the gravy train.

Welcome To The Working Parents Club

Ido Bendet-Taicher | Posted 06.24.2015 | Parents
Ido Bendet-Taicher

As most couples do, my husband Eli and I have come up with our own way of sharing responsibilities and defining roles. Part of it was naturally developed throughout the years, whereas for the rest of it, well, we simply sat down and split the load based on preferences, strengths, and for the undesired chores such as laundry... we just flipped a coin.

Take Your Child to Work (Any) Day

Karen Roter Davis | Posted 06.20.2015 | Parents
Karen Roter Davis

This week, lots of companies will host "Take Your Child To Work" days in their offices. Interestingly, many of these same companies allow dogs in their offices every day of the year, but feel the need to have one special day dedicated to bringing one's offspring to work.

5 Reasons To Look Forward To A 'Work Week'

Kali Kasprzyk | Posted 06.20.2015 | Parents
Kali Kasprzyk

My bosses do not draw with markers on their bodies or the wall. This is great news for many reasons, but mainly because it means that I will not be asked to scrub faces, arms or walls to remove marker for the majority of the week.

When Will We Normalize the 'Working Mother'?

Emily Crocker Skyrm | Posted 05.25.2015 | Parents
Emily Crocker Skyrm

My husband is always doing bath time and reading books at night, helping with piano practice and making it to parent teacher conferences. And on the weekends, it's non-stop between piano lessons, gymnastics, multiple trips to the playground, family dinners and much much more.

The Workplace Model Is Broken for More Than Moms

Emma Plumb | Posted 05.12.2015 | Business
Emma Plumb

Work flexibility is critical for moms, but not because they need special treatment or extra sensitivity. Instead, work flexibility is a business strategy that improves performance for all workers -- and employers' bottom lines.

Why Ditching Family Dinner Can Make You a Better Parent

Anne Armstrong | Posted 05.03.2015 | Parents
Anne Armstrong

As you map out your schedule, consider squeezing a couple of 15 minute adventures. You'll not only be building happier, more resilient kids, you'll be smashing that 38.5 minute statistic as you build more joy, creativity an adventure into your life and the life of your child.

A Refreshingly Honest Answer To The Question 'How Do You Do It?'

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 02.25.2015 | Parents

"How do you do it?" is such a common question parents hear that it has inspired websites, essays, and even the title of a bestselling book-turned-roma...

5 Keys To Making Life And Career After Baby Feel Like A More Perfect Union

Camalo Gaskin | Posted 04.20.2015 | Parents
 Camalo Gaskin

Have a broad and detailed perspective of where you want to be, what you want to experience, what your values are, who you want to be around, what emotions you want to fuel you. These are all critical to devoting your time adequately to your grander purpose.

Say it Ain't Snow: A Working Parent's Dilemma

Brad Harrington | Posted 04.11.2015 | Parents
Brad Harrington

While snow days are a welcome event for kids, they wreak havoc for working parents as they try to meet the competing demands of work and family. Obviously, we remain powerless to alter acts of nature, but there are things employers can do to diminish the challenges inherent in such events.

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.

An Open Letter to Daycare

Jeannette Bellesfield | Posted 03.18.2015 | Parents
Jeannette Bellesfield

We know it isn't cheap or easy to keep your programs running. But we appreciate everything you do, every single day. We know you care. We really, really do.

5 Ways to Be a Great Mom, Even When You're Overworked

40 Percent and Rising | Posted 03.09.2015 | Parents
40 Percent and Rising

Remembering what matters most means knowing that no matter what we achieve in life, those we love are the primary reason why we do it. Staying present for your kids in quality ways whenever you can makes all the difference.

Mom Returns To Work

Devorah Blachor | Posted 02.28.2015 | Parents
Devorah Blachor

TRAINING: Mastered multitasking skills such as food consumption while driving, cooking, cleaning and exercising; achieved basic first-aid proficiency after staff member swallowed a Tinkerbell magnet.

Work At home? Here's The Only Gift You Need This Year

Katherine Stanley Obando | Posted 02.16.2015 | Parents
Katherine Stanley Obando

I hadn't realized what a huge difference there is between a day in which you end up doing hardly any work by happenstance, and a day you intentionally dedicate to other things.

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.