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Guilty Conscience: I Work, Therefore I'm A Neglectful Parent

Kelly Suellentrop | Posted 01.13.2015 | 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 01.08.2015 | 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 01.07.2015 | 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 12.29.2014 | 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 12.17.2014 | 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.

Two Working Parents, One Sick Kid

The Atlantic | Posted 08.13.2014 | Parents

Wednesday night, our little boy came down with his first real illness, a few weeks shy of his first birthday. He started crying in the middle of the n...

These Are The Best Jobs For Working Parents

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 08.13.2014 | Parents

Parents know that having children creates a need for more flexibility in their careers. This often involves reducing their hours to part-time or worki...

Times Have Changed For American Families. It's Time For Policies To Change, Too.

Judith Warner | Posted 09.27.2014 | Parents
Judith Warner

Our country has, at long last, matured into the ability to face, and even accept, today's changed social realities. But changed attitudes have not translated into changed policies. And families are paying the price.

Why Don't We Ever Wonder If Men Can Have It All?

Sabrina Parsons | Posted 09.17.2014 | Parents
Sabrina Parsons

Before I had kids I assumed I would always "do it all." I always knew I would have kids, career and that I wouldn't skip a beat. I never even thought about whether it would be hard or doable. I just knew I would do it.

How to Say "No" While Laughing Along the Way

Katherine Wintsch | Posted 09.08.2014 | Women
Katherine Wintsch

I was stopped in my tracks one day when a client asked me "what I did for fun" outside the office. It was the ONLY question he had all day that I couldn't answer.

Laura Bassett

Women Senators Propose Bill To Help Working Parents

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics

Democratic women senators introduced a bill on Tuesday that aims to make child care less expensive for working parents by expanding the Child and Depe...

Here Are The Worst States For Working Parents

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 07.08.2014 | Parents

What do Arizona, Michigan, and Georgia have in common? A grim situation for working parents. Following up on its 2005 and 2012 reports, The Nationa...

Family-Friendly Workplace Policies Are Not Frills -- They're Basic Needs

Barack Obama | Posted 08.23.2014 | Politics
Barack Obama

President Barack Obama blogs for HuffPost.

America's Families Expect and Deserve Better: 31 States Get Grades of 'D' or 'F' in New Study

Debra L. Ness | Posted 08.20.2014 | Parents
Debra L. Ness

A growing body of evidence shows that ensuring new parents and all workers have access to family friendly policies like paid sick days and paid family and medical leave has widespread benefits for the health and economic security of families and the strength of businesses and the economy.