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Have It All

Why Women Needed to Hear Nooyi's Disempowering Words

Anjali Joshi | Posted 07.16.2014 | Women
Anjali Joshi

Hanging on by a thread. These are the choice words of women striving to "have it all." Frightening, isn't it?

Why I Couldn't Have It All

Megan B. Baldwin | Posted 07.16.2014 | Parents
Megan B. Baldwin

When I tried to do it all, I cut corners everywhere. I made sacrifices with everything: my work, my kids, my marriage, my home. And I was miserable. Our crazy, hectic lifestyle wasn't working.

The Problem With "Having It All"

Cheryl Dumesnil | Posted 05.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Cheryl Dumesnil

"Having it all" is a myth. "Having" is far too passive, far too effortless a verb for what it takes to combine career and family life. "All" suggests a sense of wholeness that in reality most parents who earn paychecks rarely experience. Instead, we live an ever-shifting, moment-by-moment dynamic.

The Day My Spanx Stuck Out at CNN

Katherine Stone | Posted 05.26.2013 | Parents
Katherine Stone

I've been wearing a dress that is too short and shows at least two inches of the control-top area of my support hose, all the way around. Three hundred and sixty degrees of Spanx. I just walked all around CNN with my control-tops sticking out.

The Day My Spanx Stuck Out at CNN

Katherine_Stone | Posted 05.26.2013 | Parents
Katherine_Stone

I've been wearing a dress that is too short and shows at least two inches of the control-top area of my support hose, all the way around. Three hundred and sixty degrees of Spanx. I just walked all around CNN with my control-tops sticking out.

Yeah, Yeah, I'm Having It All, Yawn

Lisa Reeves | Posted 12.01.2012 | San Francisco
Lisa Reeves

Having it all isn't a one-size-fits-all notion, and it's not just about balancing your work and life. It's the evolution of work and life. Still, the debate rages on, as seen in this week's headlines with the birth of Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's first child.

The Advice Women Need to Stop Heeding

Kristin Maschka | Posted 11.13.2012 | Women
Kristin Maschka

I'm fed up with people telling women that if they just make the right personal choices at the right time in the right order, then there's no problem fitting career, marriage and kids into their lives. That's a load of crap. If anyone could have PLANNED her way through this, it would have been me.

Chantal Sutherland: Jockeying for Success

Angella Nazarian | Posted 11.03.2012 | Women
Angella Nazarian

Chantal Sutherland has shattered public perception by making a fortune in the male-dominated world of horse racing as a jockey.

Me, A Cosmo Girl?

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 10.14.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

"Good girls go to Heaven, but bad girls go everywhere." So said Helen Gurley Brown, longtime editor of Cosmopolitan and game changer for women.

Still Trying to "Have It All" in Sweden

Natalia Brzezinski | Posted 07.28.2012 | Politics
Natalia Brzezinski

Women's empowerment is not about having every opportunity; it's about having the right to choose and define your own way. We will all never agree on the "having it all" debate." But let's agree it's the debate that really matters.

You Can Do What Mayer and Slaughter Do

Kristin Maschka | Posted 09.19.2012 | Women
Kristin Maschka

Marissa Mayer and Anne-Marie Slaughter have provided two amazing high-profile examples of one strategy for breaking through subconscious stereotypes -- exposing people to alternatives.

'Can I Have it All?' Is the Wrong Question

Kristin Maschka | Posted 09.19.2012 | Parents
Kristin Maschka

Wanting just one child didn't make me a bad mother and it didn't make us less of a family.

Let's Stop Doing the CHA CHA CHA

Kristin Maschka | Posted 09.18.2012 | Women
Kristin Maschka

What if we stopped using that phrase? Maybe we choose the Voldemort option -- the phrase that must not be named.

Slaughter's Story Made the Cover -- What Stories Got Left Out?

Tara Sophia Mohr | Posted 09.08.2012 | Women
Tara Sophia Mohr

Try and picture a magazine cover story about her -- the deeply satisfied, happy-with-herself woman. It's hard to even imagine, because we never see her in our cultural theater.

Gen Y Women Can Have it All -- Someday

Karin Kamp | Posted 08.27.2012 | Women
Karin Kamp

I think my generation is ready for the fight to have it all. As ambitious as we are, our naiveté and idealism is perfect fuel to pioneer a progressive working lifestyle that can work for both genders.

Why None of Us Seem to Be Able to Have it All

Myles Spar, M.D. | Posted 08.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Myles Spar, M.D.

As we intensify the discussion started by Anne-Marie Slaughter, let's hope the conversation stays broad enough to include ideas that would make the work environment more healthful in many ways, from enabling healthy parenting to encouraging healthy personal habits.

Have it all? Yeah, right!

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 03.28.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

"A world where men ran half our homes and women ran half our institutions would be just a much better world," Sandberg said. But this isn't our world.

New Goal For Women: Rise Above Having It All

The New York Times | Posted 01.24.2012 | Women

It's that time of year again. In January, most of us consider (at least briefly) how we can improve ourselves and (sometimes) do something about it...