Tag Archives: work and kids
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
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
I began my career as a single parent swimming for my life and the security of my children. Many days I wanted to curl up in a fetal position and suck my thumb. With a limited education and almost no … Continue reading
She is smart, poised and beautiful. I didn’t really know her until we talked recently at a party. I discovered her strength, resourcefulness and resilience. Her thirteen-month-old baby crawled over to us as she told me about what motherhood had … 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
Zig Ziglar, a well-known motivational speaker, ends his lectures enthusiastically cheering, “See YOU at the top.” But do you really want to make it all the way to the top?
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.)
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.