Topic: telecommuting

It’s Not Just Working Moms — Flexible Schedules Help Dads, Too

It's Not Just Working Moms -- Flexible Schedules Help Dads, Too

I was a full-time reporter when I got pregnant with our first child and, after agonizing over the decision, I ended up not returning to my job, largely because of the commute and the lack of a flexible schedule. I don’t regret the decision one bit because I got to spend more time with my child. I was lucky enough to breast feed both kids for over a year, something that our pediatrician still high-fives me for every time I come in to her office. The funny thing is that my decision not to go back to work was even the right career decision — now that I was no longer tied to an office, I was able to explore freelance opportunities and start writing about the kinds of topics that I personally cared about. More »