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The Hard, Daily Switch from Work to Home

Hilary Wilce | Posted 11.12.2014 | Parents
Hilary Wilce

I'd been living all day in neon office light, with grown-up office people. My head was still buzzing with the rhythms and problems of my fast-paced day. Home was domestic, lamp-lit and adhering to its own time table.

5 Steps To A Speedy Recovery From Strep

Kerry Lyons | Posted 11.05.2014 | Parents
Kerry Lyons

My day is a revolving door of administering antibiotics, Tylenol and ice pops while juggling a valiant attempt to work from home. I feel like Florence Nightingale with a laptop -- and a mission: To conquer strep for once and for all. Here's my plan:

The Panic Attack That Saved My Business

Nellie Akalp | Posted 11.04.2014 | Business
Nellie Akalp

I thought about my employees. I thought about my kids and their future. I was baffled about the fact that I had already launched and sold a successful business in the exact same industry years before -- why was it so much harder the second time around?

5 Reasons I Support Earned Paid Sick Time

MotherWoman | Posted 10.31.2014 | Parents
MotherWoman

By Liz Friedman 1. Because employees should not be forced to choose between caring for sick family members and the jobs they need. 2. Because a wor...

A Quarter Of Working Moms Confess To This Eye-Opening Behavior

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 10.24.2014 | Parents

A new survey by Care.com has found that one in four working moms cry once a week due to the stress of "having it all." What's more, 29 percent of thes...

Turning Down the Corner Office

Janice Windt | Posted 12.03.2014 | Women
Janice Windt

When I returned to work, my employer insisted that it be on a half day basis. This was in order to avoid another relapse. But, for me, it was also a gift that meant I could work in the mornings, contribute to our family's bottom line and also be a completely dedicated Mum to my boys.

Lawyer Up, Moms!

Peyton Price | Posted 11.19.2014 | Parents
Peyton Price

Character may be how you act when no one is watching, but the lawyer moms are watching, so make good choices.

15 Reminders You're A Working Mom

Jenn Delekta | Posted 11.15.2014 | Parents
Jenn Delekta

It's the occasional princess sticker stuck on my high heel shoes or the temporary tattoo on my arm that I don't notice until halfway through the work day. I am constantly reminded throughout my day that I am a mom first and my work takes a clear second place.

Accidental Networking

Heather Deason Zynczak | Posted 11.04.2014 | Women
Heather Deason Zynczak

Everyday activities are often the best channel for networking, and a few small changes in how you approach these daily interactions can add value to your relationships.

Don't Cry for Me, Sheryl Sandberg

Lisa Daniels | Posted 09.22.2014 | Women
Lisa Daniels

Sheryl Sandberg would not be happy with me. Instead of Leaning In, I have leaned so far out, I'm practically horizontal. My career -- gone. Heart beat -- one big flat line.

Working Mom Wants It All

Stephanie Preusse | Posted 09.08.2014 | 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.

Don't Take Birth Control Options Away From Moms -- The U.S. Supreme Court Is Wrong on Hobby Lobby

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner | Posted 08.31.2014 | Politics
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner

Reliable birth control that permits women to manage how many children to have, and when to have them, has been nothing short of revolutionary -- not just for women and mothers, but for our country as a whole.

Will You Snuggle with Me, Mama?

Samantha McGarry | Posted 07.20.2014 | Parents
Samantha McGarry

Truthfully, the whole evening routine and especially the last 5 to 10 minutes of it have always been a challenge for me.

A Mother's Day Toast

Debra Pickett | Posted 07.09.2014 | Parents
Debra Pickett

I gave it up because I just couldn't figure out how to be the kind of journalist I aspired to be while also being the kind of mother I aspired to be.

A Multi-Generational Mother's Day Tribute

Laurie Levy | Posted 07.07.2014 | Fifty
Laurie Levy

I fear I sold my daughters a bill of goods by telling them that they could "have it all." As I wish them a Happy Mother's Day, I hope the gains women have made since my own mother was deprived of a college education will make them happy as well as accomplished mothers.

Home Economics: Give Mom a Little (Professional) Respect

Alyson Gounden Rock | Posted 07.07.2014 | Business
Alyson Gounden Rock

This Mother's Day, we can all do three things that will bolster mom's value and support gender equality. We can stop making throwaway negative comments about mothers. We can acknowledge that mothers do real work, and we can value that work more highly.

5 Ways This Working Mom Survived White House Correspondents Weekend

Sujata Mitra | Posted 07.05.2014 | DC
Sujata Mitra

As a communications professional, White House Correspondents Weekend is a sweet mix of work and fun. It's always a blast (and exhausting)... but this year was a little different for me. For the first time, I attended the festivities as a mom.

The Hidden Cost of the Financial Crisis for Women

Stella Kasdagli | Posted 06.28.2014 | Women
Stella Kasdagli

Downshifting is a perfectly valid choice when you feel you also have the option not to take it; when you have all the information you need in order to make an empowered decision; when you have been given (or have earned) the tools to really choose.

A Stay-At-Home Mom's Response To Gwyneth And The Mommy Wars

Jen Simon | Posted 06.07.2014 | Parents
Jen Simon

What will help revolutionize our lives is learning to listen to each other. To help each other. To understand that while every parent is in a different situation, we're all struggling to do the best thing for our kids, our families and ourselves.

5 Ways Working Moms Can Get The Best Sleep Ever

Tracey Marks, M.D. | Posted 05.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Tracey Marks, M.D.

Regardless of whether this lack of shut-eye is voluntary or not, as time goes on it negatively impacts you mentally, physically and emotionally. The more you know about sleep and your own individual patterns, the better equipped you are to deal with sleep interruptions and learn to wake fully refreshed after a night of quality sleep.

My Aha Moment: I Can Be More In My Career

The Huffington Post | Alison Zaslav | Posted 02.06.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

We've all had those almighty aha moments when the realization strikes that we can become more than what we are. Passionate career woman and mother ...

Kids at Work? Why It Works and Helps Women (and Men!) Succeed

Sabrina Parsons | Posted 03.26.2014 | Women
Sabrina Parsons

All parents are parents first and I think it is ridiculous for any employer to ever think or demand otherwise. If we create situations where parents know they are allowed to openly and publicly be parents first, then we help change the paradigm and help make the work/life balance easier for everyone.

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.

Relaxing into the Mess: My First Year as a Twins Mom

Lori Yeghiayan Friedman | Posted 02.09.2014 | Parents
Lori Yeghiayan Friedman

My twin boy and girl just turned one. In honor of that milestone, I want so much to write about the joys and challenges of life with twins and to com...

Dropping Out Of The Cult Of Busy

Mary Beth Maziarz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary Beth Maziarz

I made a sign for the craft studio that says "I can do ANYTHING, but I can not do EVERYTHING. Especially at once." So I'm going to take my own advice.