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Lisa Belkin

Is Being a Bad Parent a Crime?

Eliot Borenstein | Posted 09.18.2014 | Parents
Eliot Borenstein

Holding parents criminally responsible would constitute bad legislation, even worse public policy, and a distressing sign that we as a country have completely failed to understand the relationships among individuals, families, and public institutions.

Kathryn Sollmann: Be A One-Minute Mentor

Kathryn Sollmann | Posted 03.16.2014 | Women
Kathryn Sollmann

Busy people are focused on their own busy schedules, not the all-encompassing career and life change foremost on a friend or family member's mind. But mentoring does not have to be hand-holding or micro-managing.

Navigate a Conference Wisely to Get The Most Out of Your Professional Development Dollars

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Here are some tips to help you navigate a conference and enjoy the experience without getting overwhelmed.

Hope Perlman: Opted Out or Shut Out?

Hope Perlman | Posted 11.05.2013 | Women
Hope Perlman

I can't help thinking that they didn't want to go back to the same careers they had before because the reasons they left are still inherent in them. Those careers remain incompatible with a reasonably balanced life.

Planning a Career Break? Make Sure It's a Pause, Not a Dent

Joan Williams | Posted 10.19.2013 | Women
Joan Williams

When women leave the workforce, one of three things happens: They get divorced and often plummet into relative poverty; they find it nigh-impossible to get back in; or they find new jobs post-haste and everything is peachy.

Lisa Belkin

What Mothers Really Want: To Opt In Between (INFOGRAPHIC)

HuffingtonPost.com | Lisa Belkin | Posted 08.12.2013 | Parents

The discussion over Opting Back In continues, in response to Judith Warner’s New York Times Magazine cover story this weekend, "The Opt-Out Generati...

What's Missing From the Opt-Out Discussion

Liz O'Donnell | Posted 10.09.2013 | Women
Liz O'Donnell

All of the workplace flexibility in the world isn't going to be enough to keep talented women thriving at work, if these women don't get some more flexibility at home too.

Opt-In or Opt-Out? What Will the Next Generation of Women Do?

Leslie Grossman | Posted 10.09.2013 | Parents
Leslie Grossman

These were the women my generation had fought for -- so that the future would be brighter for all women and ultimately, the world.

Amy J. Sennett: Impact as the Third Metric for Women and Men

Amy J. Sennett | Posted 08.11.2013 | Women
Amy J. Sennett

Impact -- a third metric beyond money and power -- is so important for women and men. And it does not have to mean working for non-profit, charitable causes. Impact can mean designing a time-saving app for smartphone users.

WATCH: Why Adults Need Bedtimes, Too

Posted 04.29.2013 | Healthy Living

A large percentage of Americans are all-too-familiar with stress, and many of us stress about the same things. Topping the list of common stressors in...

WATCH: New York Magazine 'Retro Wife' Shares The Real Reason She Quit Her Job

HuffPost Live | Posted 03.21.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

New York Magazine's "Retro Wife" cover story has caused quite a stir after profiling women who choose to stay at home with their kids. One media outle...

So, Who Does What?

Jenni Levy | Posted 05.19.2013 | Parents
Jenni Levy

For now, we are living in a system that assumes women will do the invisible work, and if we want that to change we have to talk about it, and arrange our lives to make it possible.

Lisa Belkin Discusses Gun Safety On HLN's 'Raising America'

Posted 02.06.2013 | Parents

HuffPost Senior Columnist Lisa Belkin appeared on HLN’s new parenting-focused show, "Raising America With Kyra Phillips," on Tuesday to discuss guns...

WATCH: Is There Still A Stigma Attached To Single Motherhood?

Posted 01.12.2013 | Parents

As of 2011, there were ten million single moms raising kids under 18 in the U.S. -- nearly three times as many as there were in 1970. But is there sti...

One Easy Way To Make Exercise Fun (And Stylish)

The Huffington Post | Christina Anderson | Posted 01.11.2013 | Style

Because your ratty old leggings just aren't cutting it.

She Can Leap Tall Buildings in a Single Bound

Rachel Braun Scherl | Posted 02.02.2013 | Women
Rachel Braun Scherl

There is nothing wrong with reaching for high standards. But just as I wouldn't tell a new tennis player that she would soon be playing in Wimbledon, I would never be so insensitive to tell a working mom that she can have it all -- all the time.

14 Signs And Consequences Of The End Of Men

Posted 09.13.2012 | Women

When journalist Hanna Rosin talks about the "End of Men," she doesn't mean that men are destined to die out (although statistics show that couples in ...

Why The Media Is Going To Keep Talking About Gender

BuzzFeed SHIFT | Posted 09.06.2012 | Women

"Women are not just catching up anymore," writes Hanna Rosin in her upcoming book The End of Men, "they are becoming the standard by which success is ...

12 Things a Mom Is Not

Rhiana Maidenberg | Posted 10.21.2012 | Parents
Rhiana Maidenberg

Over the past five and a half years, you have developed a skewed vision of my job description. So, for the time being, please view this as a letter of resignation from the following duties...

Sex vs. Character: What Do We Teach Our Girls?

Lisa Belkin | Posted 09.29.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

How to reconcile these two contradictory goals? To teach our girls that females are awesome and also teach them that their gender is not the whole of who they are?

Sympathy for the Devil

Sam Koppelman | Posted 09.15.2012 | Teen
Sam Koppelman

I now understand why so many adults and politicians make political compromises: Their self-interest overpowers their emotional instincts.

Having It All Starts with Defining 'ALL'

Maura O'Neill | Posted 06.25.2012 | Women
Maura O'Neill

Like Ann-Marie, I made sacrifices when I went to Washington, leaving behind a husband and house in Seattle for an amazing set of public service opportunities. Her willingness to share her struggles and bare her family's story makes the conversation about women having it all palpable.

Have It All? Why We're Asking the Wrong Question

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 08.22.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

This idea of having it all, the mantra so many of us assumed was our birthright, has led to a world of grief.

Are We Ready For A Cease-Fire In The Mommy Wars?

AP | JOCELYN NOVECK | Posted 05.18.2012 | Parents

NEW YORK -- You could call Elisabeth Badinter a very lucky woman. It's not just that she's wealthy, successful, a respected scholar and a best-selling...

What Does Take Your Child To Work Day Mean In 2012?

Lisa Belkin | Posted 06.26.2012 | Home
Lisa Belkin

Looking back at where TYCTWD began, and what it's been through, that feels like its right and logical next incarnation -- a day to point our kids toward who they will be in the future, yes. But also to stop for a moment and ground them in the particulars of who their parents are right now.