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Working Mother

My National Work and Family Month Flashback

Kristin Maschka | Posted 12.27.2011 | Women
Kristin Maschka

My boss and I were both stopped in our tracks by a pair of assumptions common in many workplaces.

Workplace Culture Wars

Kristin Maschka | Posted 12.01.2011 | Women
Kristin Maschka

In the battle between well-intentioned policies and the unwritten rules of any workplace, unwritten rules win every time.

Smart Girl's Guide to the Internet

Kristin Maschka | Posted 11.23.2011 | Parents
Kristin Maschka

My grand plan for teaching my daughter about the Internet is a combination of this guide, keeping the computer in the open to use real experience to teach, and enough repeating stuff "over and over" to generate eyerolls.

Is "Career Woman" the New "Spinster?"

Melanie Notkin | Posted 09.26.2011 | Women
Melanie Notkin

"I know a lot of women like you," said my date, admitting he was trying to figure out why a 'great girl' like me was still single.

Education Needs Remodeling, Not "Fixing"

Kristin Maschka | Posted 08.28.2011 | Education
Kristin Maschka

I think fixing misnamed given the spirit of the article and discussion. The popular narrative is all about "fixing" and it frustrates me, especially given my time with these nine California districts this week. Here's why.

Between Mothers and Daughters: It's Still a Man's World

Morra Aarons-Mele | Posted 08.21.2011 | Women
Morra Aarons-Mele

Too often, a woman begins thinking about having a child years before she gives birth, and she starts making room for having a child and the career sacrifices she'll encounter.

Sharing The Pangs Of Working Mother Guilt

BJ Gallagher | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
BJ Gallagher

"Join the club," Karen replied. "Welcome to the world of working mothers. I can guarantee you -- all working moms feel the same push/pull that you're experiencing. And I'll be some fathers do, too."

Maternity Leave, Unplugged

Morra Aarons-Mele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Morra Aarons-Mele

If maternity leave is one of the last sanctioned times you're allowed to unplug completely, we need to fight to keep that time precious, even if it makes us feel vulnerable.

Working Mom Guilt is a Political Issue

Morra Aarons-Mele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Morra Aarons-Mele

At what point does working mother guilt become a political argument? Now. In this year of the "Mama Grizzly," it's important that women feel the political choices they make support their own personal life choices.

What Single Moms Really Need This Mother's Day

Page Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Page Gardner

The number of unmarried women and women-headed households is on the rise -- and the children they are raising are doing without basic nutrition, heath care, and housing. But we can do something about it.

Can Any Woman Really Have it All?

Holly Robinson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Holly Robinson

Can a woman really have it all, as in marriage (or a lifelong partner), children, and a "high-achieving" career?

Is Breastfeeding Better Than Formula Feeding? What You Should Choose

Ramon Resa, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ramon Resa, MD

Is breastfeeding better than formula feeding? Every mother contemplates this question. Many instinctively "feel" that breastfeeding will lead to bette...

Writer/Concierge: More Adventures of a Non-Bestselling Author

Wednesday Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Wednesday Martin

The good news is that in addition to being an extremely non-bestselling author, I am also a concierge. The bad news is that I'm not very good at it.

Interview: Baby Bumps and Celebrity Moms

Morra Aarons-Mele | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Morra Aarons-Mele

It's wonderful that pregnancy is seen as such a beautiful thing, but it's a shame that motherhood is framed against a backdrop of such beauty [that] no one can live up to.

It's Stylish and Smart to Be a Mother Again, Thanks to Michelle Obama

Francesca Biller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Francesca Biller

It's seems stylish and even respectable again in political and social circles to admit that you may consider motherhood as important as any career, thanks to First Lady Michelle Obama.

Why Michelle Obama Makes Me a Better Mother

Francesca Biller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Francesca Biller

It's seems stylish and even respectable again in political and social circles to admit that you may consider motherhood as important as any career, thanks to First Lady Michelle Obama.