After dinner one night, we were looking through some photos and videos of when our son was a one-year-old. Looking back at that age felt like a giant oxymoron: It seemed like forever ago; it seemed like it was only yesterday. I was marveling at how much he has grown up and how much fun he is now when I was struck by the thought about how much easier our life has become.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on June 9, 2017 at 7:55am — No Comments
I've talked before about how my brain is compartmentalized. I have a hard time moving between work and family life without a transition period in between (which is why I've been able to make my peace with traffic).…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on May 24, 2017 at 6:47am — No Comments
Where do I begin? Lately I've been finding it harder to focus and connect with people, conversations, the outside world. It's not that I don't care, but that I find it…Continue
Added by Takiela Langley on April 24, 2017 at 12:50pm — No Comments
Being a mum, taking care of the household, and having a successful career sure sounds like a mission impossible, but is that really the case? There’s no denying it’s hard. After all, even stay-at-home mums have trouble handling it all. Now add work to the equation and you’ll understand how complicated it might get. However, numerous successful women showed us that having it all is possible – tackling your career and your family can be a lot of fun if you’re ready for a challenging…Continue
Added by Tracey Clayton on April 23, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments
When my son was in daycare, there would be a moment right before I would leave where he would cling extra tight to me. He wouldn't cry or beg me not to leave - it was just an extra hug that was hard to part from. His teacher would try to help the transition by saying something along the lines of, "Mommy has to go to work and make that toy money."…
Added by Lauren Markman on April 7, 2017 at 7:04am — No Comments
While it’s your right to take time off to have a new child, care for, and bond with it… the government here in the good ol’ US of A definitely doesn’t make it easy. Taking maternity leave as a teacher in America is an unfortunate adventure into lots of red tape! This is especially true if…Continue
Added by Our Little Nest on March 3, 2017 at 6:42pm — No Comments
Added by Diaries of a Working Mommy on February 19, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments
I am a working Mom. I put in more than 40 hours at the office and come home to household responsibilities. I take my son to cub scouts and swimming lessons, and I go through spelling words with him at night. I would like to think that our lives are pretty typical of a family with two working parents.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on January 16, 2017 at 9:16am — No Comments
Traffic is what did me in.
I had it all planned out: I left work a little earlier than normal, I had a route home that avoided the major roads and I was excited. I was going to make it to my son's school in time for curriculum night.…
Added by Lauren Markman on October 21, 2016 at 6:49am — No Comments
I was trying to concentrate at work, when I heard it. A phlegmy cough. Then a pause. Then that cough again. Someone in my office was sick.
I admit to being guilty of this myself - going to work while sick. I have rationalized this because I think "it's just a cold," that I can "work through it" or that I…
Added by Lauren Markman on September 20, 2016 at 6:45am — No Comments
Added by Joan P. on September 4, 2016 at 1:54pm — No Comments
In my life right now, I have two very active toddlers and a 6 month old puppy who is already 50+ lbs. Jason and I have been trying to get out of debt, off and on for the last 3 1/2 years. Of course things happen and every now and then, we go backwards. Right now we are right back in it and working hard. He has been really great trying to pick up any extra shift that comes available to him. As you all know, I stay at home and don't have an income that will help us. If we really want…Continue
Added by Samantha Roberts on August 13, 2016 at 8:23pm — No Comments
Sometimes, I work late.
It's not intentional, but things happen, and I work a little later than I originally intended to. It's not frequent, as I am a huge advocate of the work/life balance for my employees, and I believe in setting a good role model for them and showing them that I don't work late (at least…
Added by Lauren Markman on July 1, 2016 at 7:59am — No Comments
Few years ago, when I left my job, I wanted to work from home only as I didn't want to put my kids in day care. After a few trials n errors, I have landed up in websites n graphics making business and I can work from home still taking care of my kids myself.
Recently whenever any of my friends ask me about some interesting idea for working from home, I suggest them making infographics. Its fun to do and also very much in demand.
What would you suggest if anyone asked…Continue
Added by Sapana Vibhandik on April 9, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments
Dear Parents I Used to Nanny For,
Twenty years, twenty pounds, and a marriage and two kids ago, I was your nanny. And I judged you. My parenting standards were based on unrealistic expectations. I knew nothing of the shit storm that is parenting. While I made bewildered mental notes about the state of your home, the behavior of your children, and your fashion choices, you were keeping actual human beings alive. I apologize.
I have seen the light. And so has Anna Lane, who…Continue
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on March 18, 2016 at 9:44am — No Comments
"Did you sign my agenda?"
"Where are my dance shoes?"
"I need money for the book fair!"
These are all questions that I have heard from Tween Girl as we walk out of the door during an already rushed morning.
With a little bit of preparation and patience (lots of patience), you can get out of the…Continue
Added by Tiffany Benyacko on March 4, 2016 at 9:45pm — No Comments
Added by Carrie Anthony on February 25, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments
I was just speaking to a new colleague, a woman named Lathika Pai from Bangalore, India. She is leading SonderConnect – The Future is Female. It’s a platform to invest and mentor women entrepreneurs and consists of men and women who have achieved great heights, who are willing to give their time and money to support Indian women entrepreneurs to scale their businesses. An outstanding…Continue
Added by Julia Rivard Dexter on February 23, 2016 at 10:37pm — No Comments
Originally posted on Workflexibility.org. Written by Stefanie Boucher.
Several months ago when I started Opt-Out Revolutionary, a blog about the much-discussed (and often misunderstood) opt-out revolution, I set out to interview stay-at-home-mothers and working moms alike with one key question in mind: How can today’s women build satisfying, joy-filled careers and raise healthy, happy kids without constantly feeling…Continue
Added by Linda Singer on February 10, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments