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Going Back to Work

The 'Mom' Resume

Heather Evers | Posted 10.23.2014 | Women
Heather Evers

Harrison is now is school, so here I am, once again considering employment. I'm a 35-year-old mom with an 11-year gap on my resume. It doesn't scream "hire me." Shouldn't it, though?

Pew Research on Stay-at-Home Moms: Statistic or Choice?

Maura Sweeney | Posted 06.14.2014 | Parents
Maura Sweeney

In choosing to leave work and raise a daughter, I surrendered a partial self and discovered another side of my identity. Surprisingly, my years as a stay-at-home mother caused me to grow and evolve in ways a career could not.

Are you LinkedIn?

Lindley Pless | Posted 06.03.2014 | Women
Lindley Pless

Here is my call to arms -- make a list of what you've done and bask in all that's been accomplished? Each tiny piece of the puzzle helps to make it a completed whole. That means all the little jobs along the way are what got us to our current state.

The Dreaded Last Day Of Maternity Leave

Lori Ferraro | Posted 03.24.2014 | Parents
Lori Ferraro

I started to feel guilty, thinking this was the way I had chosen to spend my monumental "last day" with Sam. Then I looked down into his blue-gray eyes as he chugged from his bottle and I knew it really didn't matter where we were.

Confessions of an 'Opt-Out Dad'

John McCormick | Posted 10.21.2013 | Parents
John McCormick

Will I regret having abandoned my first (and more lucrative) calling as a lawyer once my children are off to college? Will I still feel good about my decision to have a richer family life if the economy takes another plunge and our family's financial outlook grows decidedly poorer?

Why Go Back to Work After the Baby

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 07.11.2013 | Parents
Dr. Peggy Drexler

So much of the advice geared towards women who choose to go back to work, focuses on how they can learn to accept the sacrifices that go along with working while raising children. I'd argue that in many cases, going back to work is not a sacrifice at all but the best decision a woman can make not only for herself, but also for her family.

So Long, Yoga Pants: I'll Miss You Most of All as I Head Back to Work

Lesley Kennedy | Posted 05.20.2013 | Parents
Lesley Kennedy

The thing was, as fortunate as I am to have been able to spend all that time at home, being a sort-of-stay-at-home-mom who actually did work at home just wasn't working for me. I've been back at the 9-to-5 grind for a couple of weeks now, and, this might sound crazy, but I kinda love it.

The Reinvention That Made This PTA Mom Rich

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.20.2013 | Fifty

Before her twin sons were born, Tracie Oken was a product manager for a software company. But along came her babies, followed by a few failed atte...

A New Balancing Act

Christina Arata | Posted 04.03.2013 | Parents
Christina Arata

I have been so blessed to be able to stay home with my kids over the past year and a half. A few months ago, our circumstances changed and we decided I should start to look for something part-time. I have to admit I felt a sense of panic.

WATCH: Filling The 'Resume Gap'

Posted 01.05.2013 | Parents

It’s called the resume gap, and standing on one side (where you have taken a few years out of the workplace to raise children) and looking across to...

5 Things to Do Before Starting A Job

Delia Lloyd | Posted 07.16.2012 | Women
Delia Lloyd

Alongside the relief that comes with accepting a job offer, there are inevitably a whole new set of concerns that crop up as well.

5 Signs You're Ready to Go Back to Work

Delia Lloyd | Posted 11.22.2011 | Parents
Delia Lloyd

I'm currently looking for a full-time job. While I built up to this decision gradually over the past year or so, this summer I began to experience all...

When Freelancing Isn't Enough

Delia Lloyd | Posted 11.21.2011 | Media
Delia Lloyd

I'm at a point in my life where I really want to put my heart and soul into something outside of my family -- and my own mind -- and get paid for it.

Derailed By The 'Mommy Track'? 10 Tips To Get Back To Work

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

The challenge that many women -- including me -- didn't think through was this: If I decide to remove myself from the workforce for a period of time, will be I be able to get back in?