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For Parents Without Paid Sick Days, Back-to-School Season Brings Stress and Uncertainty

August 29, 2012
Back to school means a lot of things. In some families, it means shopping for school supplies, helping kids become reacquainted with their alarm clocks, and learning new school bus schedules. But for the millions of employed parents in jobs that don’t let them earn paid sick days, it means another...
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A Personal Case for Living a Less Intentional Career Path

August 21, 2012
Lately I’ve seen a raft of new books aimed at helping women achieve success, which include lists of “secrets,” often contradictory. Looking back over my experience, here’s an alternative: be open to constant learning and risk-taking, live a full life and have a great career. Several years ago my...
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The New Work Battle Cry: Focus on What Matters!

August 20, 2012
We’ve all had those moments sitting at the dinner table and our phone goes off. A new email has arrived. Or maybe it happens at 11 pm right as you are settling into bed for the night. You tell yourself it will only take 5 minutes, but those 5 minutes can quickly turn into a half hour of work. Once...
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New BLS Data Confirm Unequal Access to Paid Leave Among U.S. Workers

August 17, 2012
Yesterday the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released data from the American Time Use Survey (ATUS) on access to and use of paid leave by American workers. This is the first time the ATUS has included questions on leave-taking among American workers, with a module paid for by the Department of...
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Yep, Having Kids Will Hurt Your Career

August 16, 2012
A great piece that investigates Generation X's feelings about "having it all." Written by Melanie Dunn CT Working Moms Blogger Every day, moms-to-be scour the blogosphere for confirmation that when they someday choose to become pregnant, have their babies, and go about the task of raising them...
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Work-life Balance and Our Outdated School Schedule

July 25, 2012
Last weekend, as I balanced spending time with my five-year-old daughter and completing numerous work-related projects, I read "Why Women Still Can't Have it All" , the cover article in The Atlantic by Anne-Marie Slaughter that is generating lots of buzz. I felt like I was reliving my own life...
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Working (Class) Maternity Leave: What Does Marissa Mayer’s Plan Mean for the Rest of Us?

July 25, 2012
Marissa Mayer’s appointment as Yahoo’s CEO is a double-edged sword. It is, on its face, a shot in the arm to the perception of workplace equality and at the same time a reminder of how far we have to go to reach fairness for mothers working outside the home. It is also a reminder that we need...
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Telework and Promotions: New Study Emphasizes Need for Results-Focus

July 23, 2012
Thanks to a new study pubished in MIT Sloan Management Review this week, we have some fun new terms to discuss today. Except, they're not really new. If you haven't read any of the multitude of articles (like here , here , and here ) about this study, then here's a quick overview. The study argues...
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You Can Do What Mayer and Slaughter Do

July 20, 2012
What’s stunning about the reaction to Anne-Marie Slaughter’s article “ Why Women Still Can’t Have it All ” and the news that new Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is pregnant is the size and scope of the reaction itself. And I can explain that reaction with a screen shot. Those two tweets. The first one she...
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"Can I Have it All?" is the Wrong Question

July 20, 2012
When I speak to groups of young women and men, more and more frequently the question I get isn’t “Can I have it all?” it’s “Should I have kids at all?” Young women and couples watch as friends have children, and see new mothers and fathers completely stressed out juggling work and family, marriages...
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