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Having It All

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

Desiree Michael | Posted 04.03.2014 | 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 03.04.2014 | 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 02.19.2014 | 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 03.23.2014 | 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 ...

10 New Year's Resolutions for Working Mothers

Liz O'Donnell | Posted 03.01.2014 | Women
Liz O'Donnell

In 2014, why not focus on the best of working motherhood? Here are 10 New Year's Resolutions to help you do just that. Don't try to tackle them all (see resolution number 10); just choose a few. Because, while we can have it all, we can't do it all.

5 Decisions You Don't Have To Justify To Anyone

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 10.18.2013 | Women

A lot of the choices women make, ranging from what we do to our bodies to how we conduct our most personal affairs, are subject to commentary from fam...

How Millennial Women Really Feel About 'Having it All'

Literally, Darling | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Literally, Darling

Why doesn't anyone ask men if they can "have it all?" Is the "all" of the older generation even relevant to millennials?

The 9 Happiness Mistakes You're Probably Making

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 10.18.2013 | Healthy Living

In her TED talk on the power of vulnerability, University of Houston research professor Brené Brown stated that running away from hard feelings is ac...

A Short Guide to Having It All by the Time You're 30

Alicia Jessop | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Alicia Jessop

Just because you spent the entirety of your 20s focusing upon one or several of the things on your "having it all" list doesn't mean you failed. But, to gain it all, you need to reassess where you are with each item on your list. Is it time to refocus your energy from one item to another? Can you take a break from something to build up another area of your life?

WATCH: Find Balance With A Purpose-Driven Life

Posted 10.02.2013 | Women

Could our search for balance between work and home life actually make us less balanced? According to HuffPost blogger Christine Organ, the quest for w...

Michaela Fox: What Does Having It All Really Mean?

Michaela Fox | Posted 11.26.2013 | Women
Michaela Fox

If you're a woman then the chances are you will be familiar with the expression, 'Having it all.' It's rather an overused phrase to describe the push and pull of family life and the pursuit of "balance".

Debora L. Spar: Women, Despite Being Leaders, Are Still Not Wonder Women

Debora L. Spar | Posted 11.20.2013 | Women
Debora L. Spar

How did we get here, trapped into a very small corner by a movement that was supposed to free us? When did being good become being perfect? And, most importantly, where do we go from here?

Have Things Gotten Worse for Working Women?

Rachel Dempsey | Posted 11.18.2013 | Women
Rachel Dempsey

Telling women -- and only women -- that they need to start planning for their families 10 years in advance assumes the current structure of the workplace as a given and lets men off the hook.

This College President Just Might Be The Next Sheryl Sandberg

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 09.18.2013 | Women

Debora Spar knows what it's like to try to "have it all." The Barnard College president and former Harvard Business School professor has juggled a dem...

The Propaganda of 'Having It All'

Audrey Bellis | Posted 11.18.2013 | Women
Audrey Bellis

Is it me, or does the whole "having it all" notion smell like scarcity packaged as perfectionism while preying on our deepest fears?

Juggling Work and Family Life: An Impossible Dream?

VisualNews.com | Posted 11.16.2013 | Women
VisualNews.com

Beyoncé, perhaps, said it best when she belted, "Strong enough to bear the children, then get back to business." No longer feeling compelled to choose between career, marriage and children, the modern woman is confident she can have it all.

Yes, You Can Have Your All

Amy Siskind | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics
Amy Siskind

The endless handwringing over having 'it all' is an utter waste of our collective time and energy.  Instead, let's focus on what we can do and what works for us.  Let's focus on having 'your all' - creating a happy, fulfilled and meaningful life. 

Christine Quinn's Awesome Advice For Women

Posted 09.05.2013 | Women

Christine Quinn has some empowering and thoughtful advice for women. The Speaker of the New York City Council, who is running for Mayor of New York...