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Welcome To The Working Parents Club

Ido Bendet-Taicher | Posted 04.24.2015 | 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 04.20.2015 | 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 04.20.2015 | 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 03.25.2015 | 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 03.12.2015 | 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 03.03.2015 | 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.

Run, Mama, Run!

Janice Windt | Posted 12.27.2014 | Parents
Janice Windt

Run, Mamma! Don't be late! Get up early, exercise. Look good, feel good, you know how it goes! Get the kids up, get them dressed.

3 CEOs, 2 Paths, 1 Goal for Working Fathers

Scott Behson, PhD | Posted 12.23.2014 | Business
Scott Behson, PhD

Recently, two male CEOs stepped down to be more involved dads. Most working dads have to muddle through with difficult trade-offs. What we really need are "CEO Dads" who stick around and create supportive workplaces for the rest of us.

American Business Should Take the Lead on Paid Parental Leave

David Hanrahan | Posted 12.22.2014 | Business
David Hanrahan

The state of parental leave in the U.S. sucks. As these charts show, the U.S. is one of only three countries (the other two are Oman and Papua New Guinea) to not mandate some level of paid parental leave at the federal level.

Money Isn't The Only Reason Many Parents Work

Posted 10.16.2014 | Parents

By: Brittney Helmrich Published: 10/16/2014 06:28 AM EDT on BusinessNewsDaily While many parents feel as though they need to work, most actually...

Why Caregiver Discrimination Is Bad for Business

Rachael Ellison, MA | Posted 12.15.2014 | Parents
Rachael Ellison, MA

In order to create or sustain family friendly workplaces, you need buy-in from organizational leadership, effective manager training, and employee accountability. Most companies don't have all three, and as a result they lose their top talent. And, it's costing them a fortune.

The 10 Best Companies That Support Working Parents

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 09.18.2014 | Parents

This week, Working Mother magazine released its list of "100 Best Companies of 2014" to recognize the companies that "have set the standard for work l...

Why Should You Care About Working Mother's 100 Best Companies?

Jennifer Owens | Posted 11.17.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Owens

Increasing numbers of dual-income families means that these issues also hit home with working fathers -- fathers who are spending more hours parenting than ever before. But flexibility and the opportunity to learn, grow and advance are also a primary concern to Millennials

Summer, Then And Now

Casey Carey-Brown | Posted 11.10.2014 | Parents
Casey Carey-Brown

Summer ruled when I was a kid because I was a kid. I made it awesome by running and climbing and dancing and playing with friends. She can do that too. And will. Year after year.

Family, Friends and Technology

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 10.30.2014 | Impact
William B. Bradshaw

Are people less friendly than they used to be? As I looked beyond having just a "gut feeling" about attitudes and practices of people, I became aware of the "General Social Survey." I found a lot of information that relates to the friendliness of people.

Yes, You Can Still Get Fired for Pumping at Work

Rachael Ellison, MA | Posted 10.28.2014 | Parents
Rachael Ellison, MA

These are the women who followed Sheryl Sandberg's example and have "leaned in" as far as they could. They are pushing ahead and aiming to break the glass ceiling. Too many of them find it's just not possible after having kids.