Given the constant — and needed — dialogue surrounding the lack of maternity leave, affordable child care, and all the other woes that working moms face, it’s nice when you hear about a kick ass mom who totally rocks literally balancing motherhood and the workplace. That’s exactly what happened when a Moroccan newscaster was interrupted on the air by her kid. More
Topic: Work Life Balance
I’m classist, I’ll admit it. It seriously annoys the hell out of me when people who have financial independence and nannies and things – bear the single mom martyr cross. I find it off-putting. That’s why I kind of love the interview Bethany Frankel gave about juggling the demands of career and motherhood this week.
Parents magazine recently conducted a poll. One of the questions asked respondents to agree or disagree with this sentence: “There’s no tougher job than being a mom.” 92 percent of the mothers polled agreed with that statement. Any time a mother agrees with a statement like that, she is opening herself up to ridicule. More
I don’t like being a working mother. I don’t want to be a working mother. And if I had any alternative, I would take it. I work because I have to. My dear husband has a good and noble (read: modestly paid) career, and that is one of the things I always loved about him. Although I lack his passion, through average intelligence and perhaps too much education, I somehow ended up in a well paid career I care little about. More
I think the way we treat our elderly in this country is a serious problem, but one that might not be easy to fix. Personally, I regret not visiting my grandfather (pictured below), who passed away last week, more often. But work, kids, and a 400+ mile distance kept me away more than I would have liked. So this new policy in China kind of makes sense to me. More
I think it’s time we admit the truth once-and-for-all: when it comes to getting out of work, parenting excuses trump everything else. We all know it. I think if we stop pretending that it’s not true, we’ll get along a lot better at work. More
Sheryl Sandberg may be doing lots of promotion for her New York Times best-selling Lean In, and of course, pushing a pop culturally savvy catch phrase. But don’t get Sheryl wrong. She is still “leaning in” to her job over at the Facebook headquarters. Just ask her twenty-something hoody-clad boss. More
Other countries may have mandated paternity leave, but here in the United States we’re just begging for the basics, like decent maternity leave. Companies like Yahoo that give new daddies eight weeks of paid time off are in the minority on this side of the ocean. But even among the Lean In crowd’s male partners, specifically men who are privileged enough to have access to this type of leave, dudes aren’t taking it. And it all comes back to being taunted at the water cooler by their colleagues. More
It’s true there is currently a price to pay for work-life balance, but it doesn’t mean we should have to contest with companies trying to take advantage of that desire to achieve balance by valuing facetime with real dollars that affect our bottom lines. More
- Skinny, Pregnant Woman's Diet Sparks Outrage
- Teen Mom Star Wants To Use Her Son To Make Money
Enter To Win $200 From Pediped!
Source: Celebrity Baby Scoop
- Why These People Say Your Nagging Ruins Your Kids' Future Relationships
- African American Girl Might Get Kicked Out Of School For Natural Hair - WATCH
After I found out I was pregnant with my third child, I decided to approach my boss about reducing my hours at the hospital where I work as a labor and delivery nurse. Her reaction, after subtly and offensively also quizzing me on my age? (27, in case you’re wondering.), was as follows.
“I don’t care if you go part-time,” she told me. “But I want you to know that if you do this, everyone will hate you. People will say you’re not a team player…” More
Here’s a way to get an immediate microphone in your face. Be a successful lady who happens to have kids and utter “working mom guilt.” Insta-press. Not that Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock need it. But it’s the easiest “these women are just like you” press gimmick out there. It’s practically #1 on the top 10 mommy soundtrack. Hit the ballad, ladies. More
Last week we were all up-in-arms after hearing Paul Tudor Jones’ statement about babies as a focus-killer. Rightfully so, he acted like women get an instant lobotomy when they become mothers. What’s missing from the discussion, after how wrong his comments were, is the fact that it is still relatively unacceptable to want anything more than to achieve the highest expression of a career you might start when you are in your early 20′s. More
Paul Tudor Jones, hedge fund billionaire and macro trader, didn’t know he was being recorded when he spoke to audience of University of Virginia students and alumni, which might explain why he felt comfortable to say such despicable, sexist, anti-family remarks about mothers — and fathers. More
I’m completely jealous of one of my two best friends, who was a teen mom, and had her son at age 17. I met her in university when her son was a toddler. Her son has just graduated four years of a hard-ass business school and has landed his first “adult” job. My friend, now only 41, works as an editor-in-chief at a very well respected magazine and pretty much has her entire life back. She IS having the time of her life. More