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Two Working Parents, One Sick Kid

The Atlantic | Posted 08.13.2014 | Parents

Wednesday night, our little boy came down with his first real illness, a few weeks shy of his first birthday. He started crying in the middle of the n...

These Are The Best Jobs For Working Parents

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 08.13.2014 | Parents

Parents know that having children creates a need for more flexibility in their careers. This often involves reducing their hours to part-time or worki...

Times Have Changed For American Families. It's Time For Policies To Change, Too.

Judith Warner | Posted 07.28.2014 | Parents
Judith Warner

Our country has, at long last, matured into the ability to face, and even accept, today's changed social realities. But changed attitudes have not translated into changed policies. And families are paying the price.

Why Don't We Ever Wonder If Men Can Have It All?

Sabrina Parsons | Posted 07.18.2014 | Parents
Sabrina Parsons

Before I had kids I assumed I would always "do it all." I always knew I would have kids, career and that I wouldn't skip a beat. I never even thought about whether it would be hard or doable. I just knew I would do it.

How to Say "No" While Laughing Along the Way

Katherine Wintsch | Posted 07.09.2014 | Women
Katherine Wintsch

I was stopped in my tracks one day when a client asked me "what I did for fun" outside the office. It was the ONLY question he had all day that I couldn't answer.

Laura Bassett

Women Senators Propose Bill To Help Working Parents

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics

Democratic women senators introduced a bill on Tuesday that aims to make child care less expensive for working parents by expanding the Child and Depe...

Here Are The Worst States For Working Parents

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 07.08.2014 | Parents

What do Arizona, Michigan, and Georgia have in common? A grim situation for working parents. Following up on its 2005 and 2012 reports, The Nationa...

Family-Friendly Workplace Policies Are Not Frills -- They're Basic Needs

Barack Obama | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics
Barack Obama

President Barack Obama blogs for HuffPost.

America's Families Expect and Deserve Better: 31 States Get Grades of 'D' or 'F' in New Study

Debra L. Ness | Posted 08.20.2014 | Parents
Debra L. Ness

A growing body of evidence shows that ensuring new parents and all workers have access to family friendly policies like paid sick days and paid family and medical leave has widespread benefits for the health and economic security of families and the strength of businesses and the economy.

A Father's Day Wish

David Gray | Posted 08.11.2014 | Education
David Gray

For much of our children's lives, my wife and I have been working and volunteering outside the home. We know the nagging worry that never quite leaves one during the work day, and particularly in the afternoons when school lets out.

More Parents Want To Work Outside The Home... But The U.S. Isn't Making It Easy

The Huffington Post | Renee Jacques | Posted 05.10.2014 | Parents

Politicians, take note: American parents want to work outside the home. A recent Pew report revealed that the portion of mothers in the U.S who are st...

The Reality I Live With But Can't Quite Accept

Carter Gaddis | Posted 06.22.2014 | Parents
Carter Gaddis

We can't have it all. I know that. But sometimes, if only for a day, it might be nice to have a little more. Sometimes, it would be nice to be there.

Yale Law Women Releases 2014 Top Ten Family Friendly Firms List

Jessica Merry Samuels | Posted 06.22.2014 | Women
Jessica Merry Samuels

In comparing the results of the student and alumni surveys, both future as well as current lawyers see billable hour requirements as a major factor in a firm's level of family friendliness

I Took My Baby to SXSW and Lived to Tell About It

Sarah Beaulieu | Posted 05.12.2014 | Parents
Sarah Beaulieu

When I found out I was going to attend SXSW Interactive 2014, I did what any expectant mama would do: started a Twitter account for my unborn child.

Republicans Want to Replace Obamacare With...Obamacare-Lite?

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 05.08.2014 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

Astonishingly, the Republicans have simply taken the provisions of Obamacare and made them temporary -- and called it "reform"! We'll give you fair prices, but only for a little while. We'll require you to sign up for insurance, but only until you back out.

Bosses Aren't Working You to Death on Purpose

Kenneth Matos | Posted 04.26.2014 | Business
Kenneth Matos

When a supervisor says no to a flexibility request the assumption is that they are just being mean. Relatively few employees are privy to the secret that their supervisors are just as challenged by their job of coordinating the work of others as are the people doing the work.

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.

The Problem With "Having It All"

Cheryl Dumesnil | Posted 05.15.2014 | 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.

How To Create A Work-Life Balance After Divorce

Nicole H. Sodoma | Posted 02.04.2014 | Divorce
Nicole H. Sodoma

How do you manage? How do you create time for work, for your children, and for yourself?

An Open Letter to Marissa Mayer About the Yahoo Review Process

Kristen Kennedy | Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents
Kristen Kennedy

I've been busy managing my new global team, now that all those WFH slackers have been let go. Who says you can't manage 72 people across six different time zones? Not you! The best part: I never have to worry about getting enough face time at the office. Am I right?

Child Care For One Infant Costs More Than Food For A Family Of Four

Robin Wilkey | Posted 11.05.2013 | Parents

A report released Monday revealed that the cost of child care has increased so dramatically that the average monthly fee for an infant in a child care...

Today's Employees No Longer Look Like Don Draper, So Why is Work Still Designed for Him?

Lindsey Trimble O'Connor | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Lindsey Trimble O'Connor

To recruit and retain the best people for the job, companies need to catch up with the changing realities of today's workforce.

A Glimpse of the Future: The Necessity of Subsidized Child Care

MotherWoman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
MotherWoman

By Nichole Dupont I was at work on the due date for my first child. I know, I know, that doesn't make me special, but I was working. Not because I wa...

Paternity Leave Is Good for Kids, Too!

Scott Behson, PhD | Posted 12.25.2013 | Parents
Scott Behson, PhD

While government and corporate policies (or lack of policies) often make if difficult and financially challenging for fathers to spend any significant time off with their newborn children, it is nonetheless a clear opportunity missed for the fathers.

4 out of 5 Working Parents Have This at Work. Do You?

Allison O'Kelly | Posted 12.23.2013 | Parents
Allison O'Kelly

Let this Work and Family Month commemorate the year you asked for what you want and need in terms of work/life alignment.