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Having It All

"Having it All" Means Learning to Embrace Imperfection

Heather Deason Zynczak | Posted 07.16.2014 | Women
Heather Deason Zynczak

A colleague recently asked me, "How do you do it all? How do you have three young children and a demanding career?" My flippant answer: "I've learned to embrace imperfection."

The Real Reason Why You Feel Like You're Hanging By A Thread

meQuilibrium | Posted 07.10.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

It's hard to feel good about "having it all" when you've got incompatible sets of expectations and beliefs knocking around in your head. The trick is to learn to modify or steer around these beliefs and expectations so they don't make you feel like you're constantly on the verge of collapse.

Stop Asking If Women Can Have It All

Tina Karkera | Posted 07.09.2014 | Women
Tina Karkera

I have a young daughter and my message to her will always be that she can be whatever she wants to be. But I would be doing her a disservice, not to mention setting her up for failure, if I told her that she can "have it all."

Working Mom Wants It All

Stephanie Preusse | Posted 07.09.2014 | Parents
Stephanie Preusse

My maternity leave was coming to an end and I was feeling the fear of going back to work increase daily. On one hand, I was excited to return and put that hard-earned master's degree to good use. On the other hand, I was devastated.

Why We Need to Redefine 'Having It All'

Marilyn Nagel | Posted 07.08.2014 | Women
Marilyn Nagel

We need to reframe the conversation for women (and men) around success, but not focus on an antiquated notion of work-life balance or having to achieve a certain "level" of success, but by the fundamental way we live our lives and what we want to be remembered by.

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.

What Is 'Having It All'?

Deborah A. Kahn | Posted 06.25.2014 | Women
Deborah A. Kahn

More attention needs to be given to alternatives to the societal assumption that the definition of "having it all" is full-time career and children. Let each of us define what choice and path makes us happy and feeling successful. Let each of us applaud, not denigrate, another's life choice.

Forget About Leaning in -- More Than 40 Percent of Women Are Hanging on by a Thread

Megan Dalla-Camina | Posted 06.11.2014 | Women
Megan Dalla-Camina

How do women get career plans in place, look forward with energy and excitement and better manage their well-being and resiliency?

All The Pressures Of Modern Womanhood In One Photo Series

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 06.03.2014 | Women

It seems impossible to put the overwhelming demands society places on women into words. But sometimes a picture can capture them perfectly. Italian...

The Fear of Missing Out -- and How It's Killing You

Catherine Chen, Ph.D. | Posted 06.02.2014 | Women
Catherine Chen, Ph.D.

Ever have that feeling in your career where there are so many paths you want to pursue and you're pulled in every direction, yet you don't know which one to pick? Maybe you're interested in many different passions, but there aren't enough hours in a day to do all that you wanted.

I Never Thought My Marriage Would Look Like This

Natalie Thomas | Posted 06.03.2014 | Women
Natalie Thomas

I thought her statement was harsh. And that she needed anger management or couples counseling. I actually feared for her marriage -- and her husband. Fast-forward five years and I completely understand.

Why Women Need to Stop Apologizing

Andrea Midgett | Posted 07.22.2014 | Women
Andrea Midgett

No matter what you as a mother are doing -- or in my case, no matter what I did when my children were living at home -- the air is almost always charged with angst, incredulity and/or defensiveness.

What Research Shows About Women's Decision to Work or Stay at Home

Deborah A. Kahn | Posted 07.19.2014 | Women
Deborah A. Kahn

Being allowed to join the employed workforce does not mean it is the best choice for every woman or, worse, that women who choose to stay home are somehow inferior.

Learning to Create My Own Definitions

Tausha Cowan | Posted 06.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Tausha Cowan

I have started inching my way toward my own definitions of success, balance and having it all. It's taken much, much longer than a lunch hour, and I'm not sure when the process will end (if it ever does) or what the path will ultimately look like.

Real Housewives: Stay the Course or Create a New One?

Desiree Michael | Posted 06.01.2014 | Women
Desiree Michael

HuffPost blogger Rachel M. Martin recently asked, "when did making fun of each other become OK?" Unfortunately, it seems that it became OK when Hollyw...

I'm A Dad, A Husband, A Writer... And I Want It All

Carter Gaddis | Posted 05.04.2014 | Parents
Carter Gaddis

I understand that it's never going to happen, that there actually is no such thing as "having it all." Even confronted by that reality, though, I'm not going to stop wanting it.

WATCH: Why Women Shouldn't Care About 'Having It All'

Posted 02.20.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

To an outsider, it probably looks like Crystal Brown-Tatum has everything. "As an African American woman, business owner, mother, army wife, I wear...

Why the New York Times Can't Have It All

Samantha Ettus | Posted 04.20.2014 | Parents
Samantha Ettus

It is not only the impossible "have it all" ideal that is problematic; it is an entire hat trick of nonsensical ideals that we need to eliminate from our sights.

Bridging the Parental Divide

Nitzia Logothetis | Posted 04.14.2014 | Parents
Nitzia Logothetis

Yes, all parents work very hard. But when we get stuck in the stories in our heads about how much work we do, we can't see how much our spouse is contributing.

Can Women Have It All? A New Model

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 04.14.2014 | Women
Paula Davis-Laack

It took me years to realize how destructive the pursuit of perfection really is. Thinking you have to do things perfectly and/or be perfect is like carrying around a heavy weight on your back, and it absolutely crushes happiness.

Why 'Good Enough' Is 'Pretty Freaking Good'

Christine Organ | Posted 04.02.2014 | Women
Christine Organ

I have spent too much time and energy making myself feel inadequate and somehow lacking, and I know too many people who are great people, who are well-loved people, who also feel inadequate and somehow lacking. And it makes me sad and angry and frustrated... and absolutely determined to find a way to stop the madness.

Elizabeth Ippolito: Why I'm Giving Up on Perfect

Elizabeth Ippolito | Posted 03.26.2014 | Women
Elizabeth Ippolito

We put mounds of pressure on ourselves. Now, in our 20's and 30's, we're well on our way to having it "all" (or close to it). And we're crumbling under the pressure. We're blaming ourselves for failure and well, we're weeping over pork roast.

Supermom Has Retired

Jenny G. Perry | Posted 03.23.2014 | Parents
Jenny G. Perry

I have more junk drawers than the normal person and plan on dying with at least two active junk drawers.

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 Shriver Report Reveals Depth Of American Women's Financial Struggles

Posted 01.25.2014 | Women

One-third of American women are living at or near the brink of poverty. That's one of the key findings from The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation ...