How Working Moms Keep a Balance
5 Steps to a Perfect Bring Your Child to Work Day
Bring your child to work day is the fourth Thursday in April, a time when offices around the country open their doors to their employees' sons and daughters. While bring your child to work day began with a focus on empowering girls, most workplaces now welcome boys and girls equally. If your employer has an official program for bring your child...
Work Life Balance advice
Work Life Balance advice
How to Take a Working Vacation
There are benefits to taking a working vacation. Your airfare and hotel are paid by your company on a working vacation. You may be able to afford nicer accommodations in a destination that you couldn't visit on your own. It's easy for a working vacation to turn into all work and no play. Or, if you bring your family, you run the risk of becoming...
How to Juggle a Sick Child and Work
Flu season means anxious days for working parents. A sick child can wreak havoc with your work flow and even your career success. Savvy working moms plan ahead for a sick child. Here are five ways to keep a sick child from infecting your career path.
Pace Yourself This Holiday Season
The holiday season can be a blur of parties, shopping, and stress. The key to surviving the holiday season is pacing. You'll never make it the entire holiday season - from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve - unless you say no to some obligations and enlist help. Working moms should plan ahead to make sure big projects are covered and last-minute shopping doesn't add to your holiday season stress.
The 10 Biggest Time Wasters and How to Avoid Them
Working mothers always seem to be short on one thing: time. We're trying to juggle all our parental responsibilities -- from helping with homework to making dinner -- with our career demands, and we often find ourselves wasting time trying to complete routine tasks. For this reason, we need to replace time wasters with tasks that do the...
7 Tips To Make Business Travel Easier for Working Moms
Business travel for working moms can be stressful, especially if you have to be away from your children for extended periods of time. However, business travel is often an integral part of a working mom's job. It's a time when she needs to be best prepared and most focused on work. How can working moms focus properly when their kids are miles away?
Organize Your Office Efficiently in 5 Easy Steps
From cleaning the kitchen to clearing a path in the playroom, working mothers are always organizing. However, our offices are private spaces. Unless you have an organized office that's clear of clutter, you'll struggle with an inefficient work space marred with piles of papers, dust collecting knick knacks, and bins of unfiled documents. How can...
Stay-at-Home Dads Feel Fulfilled, Research Finds
Many working moms enjoy the career and family support of having a stay-at-home spouse, typically their children's father. But what about stay-at-home dads? An in-depth research study by the Boston College Center for Work & Family of 31 at-home dads and 23 of their spouses found that they were overwhelmingly satisfied with their decision to leave...
7 Ways to Spend Your Lunch Break Wisely
Busy working mothers are either at the office working or home taking care of the kids and our household. When can we find time for ourselves? Sometimes we simply have to squeeze an hour of 'me time' into our day. And a good time for this is during our lunch break. The lunch break is one of the few times during the day when we can take a...
8 Ways to Juggle Pregnancy and Work
One big challenge for working mothers is juggling pregnancy and work. With one or more children to care for already and another on the way, holding down a full-time job through morning sickness and bouts of fatigue can be difficult. Here are 8 tips for making this period of your life easier and juggling pregnancy and work more effectively.
Pacing: The Key to Comfortable Living and Working
How can busy parents with multiple demands on their time avoid burning out during the week, and needing to spend the weekend or the holiday simply catching up? This article offers a number of tips and tricks to managing the hectic pace of life in the fast lane, and avoiding being overwhelmed in the process.
Working While Raising Your Family
Starting a family can be a career crossroads, when both parents continue to work outside the home. The first installment of this series addressed the issues faced by those who decided to put their careers on hold while raising a family. Finally, the last part of this series deals with issues those who return to work after staying at home face.
When Is Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day?
When you were a child, did you go to the office with a parent for take your daughters and sons to work day? This holiday was created with an aim to build young girls' self-esteem. But in 2003, the observance was expanded to include boys and renamed "Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day." Regardless of what you call it, knowing the date of take your daughters and sons to work day helps you plan your workload.
Take Your Daughter to Work Day
Take your daughter to work day began in 1993 as a way to help young girls envision themselves with a career, to move past the era when women's job prospects were severely limited. But even now, take your daughter to work day is a worthwhile and meaningful opportunity to share your work with your child. And just as when it started, take your...
6 Ways to Save Time in the Morning
Save time in the morning with the tips in this article. Working moms will find 6 suggestions to save time in the morning.
Why Women Can't Have It All and Anne-Marie Slaughter's Atlantic Magazine article
Former U.S. State Department policy planning director Anne-Marie Slaughter gave up a high-profile government career to spend more time with her teenage sons and father. Then, she wrote an article for the Atlantic Magazine about why women still can't have it all. The Atlantic Magazine article created a lot of buzz thanks to the topic of whether...
Achieve Your Work-Life Vision
Achieving your work-life vision begins with a small step. One terrific resource for managing your work-life fit is "Tweak It: Make What Matters to You Happen Every Day", by Cali Yost, who sets out a five step process for achieving your work-life vision. It starts by taking responsibility for your role.