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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 arra...

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 10.14.2015 | Parents

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

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.

Working Moms Speak Out Against Tone-Deaf Real Estate Ad

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 09.18.2015 | Parents

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How to Be a Career-Loving Parent

Eryc Eyl | Posted 09.16.2015 | Business
Eryc Eyl

Let's not kid ourselves though (if you'll pardon the pun). It's way easier to resign ourselves to the old compromise-riddled, settle-for-nothing paradigm of work-life balance than to try to design the life of a career-loving parent.

Business School Professors for Paid Family Leave

Scott Behson, PhD | Posted 09.15.2015 | Business
Scott Behson, PhD

Right now, millions of workers are forced to choose between job and family when they need family or medical leave. Evidence shows that isn't good for families or for our economy.

Marissa Mayer Bashing: Work-life Sour Grapes

Kenneth Matos | Posted 09.14.2015 | Business
Kenneth Matos

What we need is for people like Mayer to say publicly that they are not our role models; to recognize that while their own wealth of options make the work-life policies and laws that they oversee irrelevant to them, those systems are essential to the rest of us.

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 ...

Summertime Blues and the Working Mom

40 Percent and Rising | Posted 08.17.2015 | Parents
40 Percent and Rising

Summertime is supposed to be about slip-and-slides, pool parties and popsicles melting on tiny tongues. We all want our kids to have great summer memories, just like we did. For working moms, however, summertime can be a nightmare.

Leading on Leave, Hawaii as the "Ohana" State

Shay Chan Hodges | Posted 08.13.2015 | Hawaii
Shay Chan Hodges

Only 12 percent of American workers have access to any paid maternity leave at all, and as a result, one in three new moms go back to work almost immediately after having a child.

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...