I was searching for the words over the weekend to share something that I was not sure if I should even share at all. Then, the more I thought about it the more it became clear to me that I had to. Because sometimes the very thing thing we…Continue
Added by Niedria Kenny on February 5, 2018 at 7:58pm — No Comments
I was listening to some parents chat about the relationship their teenagers have with their school guidance counselor. These parents were describing one-on-one meetings, advice given about extra classes and lots of phone calls to schools for college-bound students.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on February 5, 2018 at 7:01am — No Comments
Being a parent isn’t easy. Let’s face it, we’re constantly learning and figuring it out as we go, so when it comes to making big decisions, it can be just as stressful for us as it is for our children. It starts when we’re picking out a school or a daycare facility and pretty much…Continue
Added by Eva Wislow on October 27, 2017 at 6:08am — No Comments
Mommy-hood sprung on you like flowers in the springtime, after the stork dropped a bundle of joy at your door and forgot to leave the dad. Devastating, but not the end of the world.
Here’s what you should know: Being single is not a disease. Being a single mom is not a handicap. To find yourself solely responsible for the health and well-being of a child can be…Continue
Added by Niedria Kenny on October 17, 2017 at 6:30pm — No Comments
The gig is up. The last day of Summer has slipped right through my fingers, not because I didn't hold on to it tightly enough, but because all good things must come to an end. I can't truly say that I relaxed enough during my Summer break, nor that I grinded hard enough. What I did was somewhere in the…Continue
Added by Takiela Langley on August 3, 2017 at 4:14pm — No Comments
Being a parent who cares for their career as much as their family is one of the most difficult tasks you can imagine. It’s often a game of balancing working hours and being home in time for dinner so that children don’t feel neglected or lonely.
At the same time, your boss is handing you more and more responsibility regardless of your private obligations. While it’s never as easy as it seems, there are ways to alleviate your stress and give your children more attention even though you…Continue
Added by Kerry Creaswood on June 12, 2017 at 9:18am — No Comments
With ever increasing cost of raising children, many families require two incomes to be able to support and raise a family the way they would like. Unfortunately, the cost of childcare can be such a high expense that parents…Continue
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Added by Diaries of a Working Mommy on February 19, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments
My son often tells me that when he grows up he wants to come and work at my job. He has plans to sit in the cube next to mine and be on my team. He also wants to help distribute candy when the team needs a little pick-me-up on rough days and have lunch with me every day.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on February 23, 2016 at 6:14am — No Comments
In my job, I get to interview a fair number of applicants. I like that part of my role - meeting new people, hearing about their career journeys and goals, and asking why they want to join my team. I have HR-approved questions to ensure that I never ask an "illegal" question, but I am always surprised at how many people just offer up additional details around their life - especially when it comes to parenthood.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on February 16, 2016 at 6:23am — No Comments
When I left the family nest to get settled into my first job, my Mom gave me some advice. She told me some things about my paycheck and finances, she gave me a few words of wisdom when dealing with my coworkers and when I got frustrated with that job, she told me to stick with it until I found something new.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on December 1, 2015 at 6:32am — No Comments
Congratulations, you're having a baby!
You are now seen as a more stable employee - after all, you now have a family to provide for. You'll be earning more money and you have just gotten an edge on any promotions.…
Added by Lauren Markman on November 13, 2015 at 6:38am — No Comments
My son was six weeks old when I returned to work. And I had the same thought every day when I dropped him off at day care:
This is crazy. Why am I working? I should be staying home with him. I mean, my salary covers our healthcare and the cost of his school and some other bills, but I think we could live without it.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on May 20, 2015 at 6:34am — No Comments
Stress is real.
In 2011, I was diagnosed with central serous retinopathy and the doctors made it very clear to me that it was directly related to how my body processes stress.
I remember it like it was yesterday. I sat at my desk…
I have single friends who like to tell me how busy they are or how tired they feel during the day. I also have Mom friends who do not work and who have nanny services who like to tell me how rough it is being a mom.…Continue
When my brother and I were little, my Mom was a stay at home mom (thanks, Mom!). When we got older, she got a job to provide for us (thanks, Mom!). And even though she wasn't home after school or couldn't be around to make dinner every night, we turned out fine. We knew we were loved.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on April 24, 2015 at 6:24am — No Comments
We fight for a fair maternity leave, and a supportive work environment tooth and nail. We do so because we deserve to have a balance between family life and work. If the organizations themselves were aware of the benefits of maternity leave to the organization itself, I think the battle would get much easier. Not only does maternity leave benefit the organization, it also "greatly" benefits the economy. …Continue
Added by Mirna El-Sabbagh on February 8, 2015 at 2:00am — No Comments
It is widely believed (and statistically proved) that women with children are much less likely to make careers and have higher chances to end up in a low-end job. While facts and numbers cannot be denied, one should still remember that there are exceptions to any rule, and if you are contemplating having a kid in the near future, it’s not a MUST to bail on your work.
Lisa Damour, a psychology practitioner, and Sarah Honaker, a pediatrics professor at University of Louisville…Continue
Added by Stacy Green on January 14, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments
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It is wonderful to stop and take time to see what you have learned about yourself during a job search. Each day there are thousands of people all over the country conducting a job search. These searches take place online, in person and via traditional classified advertisements. Most people look at the job search process as a way of asking for things and hoping for results. While that is one way of…Continue
Added by Janeane Davis on January 12, 2015 at 3:24pm — No Comments
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It is thrilling to know that it is possible to accept compliments with dignity and grace. Recently, over the course of two days I gave four different entrepreneurs compliments about how they were operating their businesses and great ideas they had for business ventures. Each of these women failed to…Continue
Added by Janeane Davis on January 3, 2015 at 10:08pm — No Comments