Ha, this is a trick headline. Your boss, if he or she is like most bosses, really doesn’t think about your kids at all. Oh sure, almost everyone likes children and your boss probably doesn’t mind that you have kids
My daughter-in-law teaches pre-K to at-risk kids. Last year she held up a letter and asked her class to name it. One little boy answered, “blue?”
In her Atlantic July/August cover story, The Myth of Work-Life Balance, Anne-Marie Slaughter revived the debate about having it all — a subject I often address in this blog. I wonder if our great grandmothers worried as much about how … Continue reading
Ever get tears in your eyes when your child calls you by the babysitter’s name? Does the fact that your nanny gets play time with your baby while you work make you sad? In “I’m Jealous of My Nanny: A … Continue reading
The dilemma of never feeling you are doing quite enough is familiar to all mothers. Remember that the idea of the mother who is always available to her kid is a myth. Our grandmothers didn’t focus on their kids full time … Continue reading
Hilary Rosen was wrong about Ann Romney — I suspect Mrs. Romney never stopped working! She raised five boys while her hard-driving husband was out winning the bread. But there is a truth to Hilary Rosen’s harsh comment that is … Continue reading
A recent study by the American Psychological Association found that of over 1,300 moms— the happiest moms work out of the home, especially if they can work part time (read study.)
More Magazine conducted a nationwide poll of 500 women ages 35 to 60 and 92% of respondents said they consider flexibility to be important in a job—and the number is up for 75% in 2009.
I heard the ABC news that 1 in 4 women between the ages of 40 and 59 take anti-depressants. There doesn’t seem to be scientific evidence as to why fewer men suffer from depression, but I can guess.
It’s hard to raise kids and have a job. I’m here to tell you it’s OK to do both and you don’t have to do either perfectly.