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

Jen Simon | Posted 04.07.2014 | 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 03.16.2014 | 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.

The Mother of All Realities

Susan Pace | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Susan Pace

Am I having a self-pity party because I chose to spend time creeping upstairs to put a tired toddler to bed rather than clambering up a corporate ladder?

Tips For Quick and Easy Family Dinners

Anjali Varma | Posted 11.25.2013 | Parents
Anjali Varma

All busy moms have faced this all-too-familiar scenario: it's 6:00, the kids are starving, you're exhausted and you have no idea what you're serving for dinner tonight! Couple that with an empty pantry or fridge and a picky eater and it is a "recipe" for disaster.

My Day As A Working Mom In GIFs

CT Working Moms | Posted 10.23.2013 | Parents
CT Working Moms

We play for awhile till it's dinnertime. Sometimes, I'm just so in awe of how cool she is and how fast she's growing up that I stare at her like this:

Don't Let Motherhood Get Your Career Off-Track

Kim Keating | Posted 10.22.2013 | Women
Kim Keating

My own firm offered flexibility to be a hands-on mom but it was risky because I would no longer have the security of a paycheck. I feared striking out on my own, as I had never thought of myself as an entrepreneur.

Sony's Xperia Tablet: Fitting Your Lifestyle

Ivo Lukas | Posted 09.22.2013 | Technology
Ivo Lukas

I've spent some time immersing myself in the huge pool of knowledge surrounding the latest gadgets and devices, including the Xperia tablet. The Xperia tablet is one of the most tech-savvy tablets out there, and it stands up to competitors on the market.

Batman, Iron Man, Superman and Little Man: Single Moms Raising 'Super' Men!

Laura Wellington | Posted 09.07.2013 | Parents
Laura Wellington

As convenient as it would be to argue to the contrary, a mother's obligation to her child does not change simply because life circumstances do.

Tim Wright: For the Sake of our Kids: Redefining the Legacy of Success

Tim Wright | Posted 08.22.2013 | Parents
Tim Wright

For too long, success has been defined by money and power and getting as far ahead as we can. And many of our kids have suffered because of it.

Janelle Capra: Mommy's Here

Janelle Capra | Posted 08.07.2013 | Parents
Janelle Capra

I've made decisions to choose my career carefully around what's best for my children, my family and me. I am a "working mom" and I wouldn't have it any other way.

The Gift Working Moms Need To Give Themselves

Michelle Cove | Posted 07.14.2013 | Parents
Michelle Cove

It's not surprising that we see the world in black-and-white; we are highly rewarded for doing so at work and it allows us to meet our goals. But that's not the skill needed for handling the tug of war between a career and motherhood.

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...

'For Me, Living Is Being Both A Mother And A Doctor'

Dr. Sharon Orrange | Posted 05.07.2013 | Women
Dr. Sharon Orrange

Leaving the profession of medicine and "leaning back" would mean I would tell my girls, "I was a different person because of you." Now I will tell them, "I was made to be a doctor, and I am a much better one because of you."

'I Pursued Education As if it Would Set Me Free'

Sarah E. Towne | Posted 05.06.2013 | Women
Sarah E. Towne

I am the first in my family to graduate from college. I worked my way through college and a graduate program, finally landing in a top-ranked doctoral program. So, when I became pregnant halfway through my first semester of my Ph.D. program, I was terrified.

This Is What Full-Time Work Looks Like

CT Working Moms | Posted 04.30.2013 | Parents
CT Working Moms

Sometimes, I have a day. You know. One of THOSE days. Where the hours fly past at a whirlwind pace and by the time the dust settles, I can't even believe everything that's happened and that DAMN, this parenting schtick is hard.

How My Son's Accident Changed My Life -- For The Better

LearnVest | Posted 04.22.2013 | Parents
LearnVest

Several years ago, my life was the picture of success. Every day, I woke up in the dark, roused my two young children and began my morning routine: get out the door by 6 a.m., drop both children off at their private school and race like mad to catch the train.

What I Never Expected To Feel After We Adopted

CT Working Moms | Posted 03.17.2013 | Parents
CT Working Moms

It was the worst when I was home alone with the children. That superstar mom our social worker described in her reports was nowhere to be seen and I found myself wondering how to summon the strength to meet their basic needs. Dress, feed, kiss, play -- these felt like monumental tasks.

Get Married, Stay Home and Take It Easy OR Go to Work?

Gina Barreca | Posted 02.16.2013 | Women
Gina Barreca

I was scared by my mother's life. I never wanted to have to ask anybody to foot the bill for my rent, my food, my clothes or my education.

Can I Have Your Hand?

Amanda Magee | Posted 12.18.2013 | Parents
Amanda Magee

"I'm too tired. I. Need. To. Sleep." I collapse (delicately) over my daughter. I feign magnificent snoring and thrashing, and she laughs with her whole body. It's perfect and yet some nights, the ugly secret I try to keep secret rears its nasty head.

Workplace Flexibility Is Best When Determined by the Team

Allison O'Kelly | Posted 02.03.2013 | Business
Allison O'Kelly

Experts agree that workplace flexibility is viable only when both the employer and employee mutually benefit from the program. So how do we know that what's good for the goose (employee) is also good for the gander (employer)?