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Work-Life Balance

Struggling with balance? The right solution for you may be part-time, reduced hours, full-time, a job share, telecommuting, flextime, or some combination. Remember to tend your internal balance and home life. Some days you feel sane and in control, and others like a failure as a mom and worker. Join the club!
  1. Keeping Your Balance (22)
  2. Life Transitions (15)
  3. Work Schedule (26)

How Can I Make Work Travel Easier on My Family?
How can I make work travel less disruptive to my family? Work travel invariably means a different set of routines for your children. You can make work travel easier by leaving a framed photo of yourself and calling from the road. But if work travel is seriously impacting your home life, you might want to try something different.

How Can I Make E-mail Management More Efficient?
American professionals spend up to 40 percent of the workday on email management and information storage, according to one study. That leaves little time to get the rest of your work done, much less to care for yourself or manage your family. Fortunately, you can dramatically reduce the time you spend on email management -- without becoming less...

Does My Child Love the Babysitter More Than Me?
When my one-year old child is sleepy or hurt or hungry, he cries for the babysitter he loves. Does my child love the babysitter more than me? When working moms first turn over a child to another caregiver, we worry whether the babysitter will love our baby as much as we do. But when that bond forms securely, we worry he loves the babysitter more than his own mother. Sometimes it seems we can't win!

How Can I Get Organized?
Answer to the question of how working moms can get organized. A working mom (and stepmom) who's pregnant writes in to ask for help getting organized. She has a needy husband and shared custody of two stepchildren and wants to get organized now, before the baby arrives.

5 Reasons to Take a Work Vacation
When was the last time you took a work vacation? Not only does your body crave the work-free time to reduce your stress level, your family deserves your focused attention. You can only provide that when you take a true work vacation. Find inspiration to live a more balanced and healthy life with these 5 reasons to take a work vacation.

How do working moms achieve work life balance?
Achieving work life balance is the ultimate question for working moms. Finding work life balance begins with learning to say no. It's not easy, but it's worth it to aim for work life balance.

4 Good Reasons to Skip Your Child's Field Trip
Few working moms or dads have enough time off to attend all the teacher conferences, performances, athletic events, school parties, award ceremonies, and field trips, especially if they have more than one child. Here's an idea -- don't even try. Yes, you should go to events important to your child's academic future or personal goals, but there...

Taking Care of Yourself – Why It’s Important
There never seems to be enough time to take care of yourself and your needs. Your running shoes or novel or bath salts or strappy sandals just gather dust. But if you take an hour or two to yourself, for whatever nourishes you, the rest of the day (or week) will be easier and more fun. Ironically, by paying attention to your own needs, you’ll...

Improve Your Morning Routine
Does your morning routine consist of frantically searching for lost items while screaming at your kids to get dressed and eat breakfast? If so, you might want to rethink your priorities. Inspired in part by author Laura Vanderkam's e-book, What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, here are some suggestions for making over your morning...

5 Ways Working Moms Waste Time
Refer to this article for the top 5 ways working moms waste time. Ways working moms waste time include multiple trips to the grocery store each week, poor use of email, other online diversions, too much television and not delegating. Use these tips and suggestions to help you break habits that cause you to waste time.

What Is Hoteling?
One of the ways that some employers reduce real estate and overhead costs is through hoteling. If you've seen the term, you've probably wondered, "What is hoteling?" Read on to understand the meaning of the term, and how hoteling could help you establish a virtual office and flexible work.

Call In Sick - Should I Call In Sick or Go to Work
How do you know when your symptoms suggest you or your children should stay home from work or school? Even if you know its imperative you show up, even if you feel like you could drag yourself there despite feeling so lousy, you could be contagious and might pass on whatever ails you to coworkers or classmates.

The Pros and Cons of Bicycle Commuting
Whether you want to help make the world a greener place, or simply need the exercise, bicycle commuting is an appealing idea. However, if the mere thought of pedaling all the way to work makes you tired, then bicycle commuting may not be for you. If you're wondering whether bicycle commuting is the right option for you, weigh the pros and cons.

Make the Most of Your Commute
Once you get on the bus, train or ferry for your commute you often have free time to use to your advantage. Even if you commute by car to your workplace, there are ways to use this time for more than just travel. Whether you have a 20 minute or two hour commute to work, try some of the following tips for using commute time wisely.

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