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Let's answer this call!

January 21, 2011
Bravo, Surgeon General Regina Benjamin! Yesterday, the nation’s top doctor had the courage to say simply and starkly that mothers who breastfeed their babies need more support. In the “ Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding ,” the Surgeon General challenged all sectors of our society to support...
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Only Human: 7 Keys to survival when your work life is rocked by illness

January 13, 2011
I'm only human despite being a self-proclaimed work life pundit. Fess-up time. My life has been less about the work life merge, and more about life and survival lately.

Memo to Accounting Firms: "Pull Back the Curtain"

January 10, 2011
Kyra Cavanaugh, president of Life Meets Work , responds to Flex Time Flourishes in the Accounting Industry , published January 7, 2011 in the New York Times. She challenges the piece which seems to hold forth the notion that major accounting firms have mastered work/life issues, and the idea that...
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Give the Gift of a Custom-Fit Workplace

December 23, 2010
This holiday season as we think of peace on earth and good will towards all, I'm thinking of how to translate this sentiment into a culture of good workplaces all year long. My New Year's resolution is to help spark a new workplace norm: "Everyone deserves a job that fits," and the corollary, "Any...
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Work on a Wire in Illinois

December 21, 2010
Twenty-seven states support telework through legislation that encourages tax incentives, expansion of broadband coverage, or use by state employees. Illinois does not. On December 7, 2010, we held a summit in Chicago. Business, public sector, and government leaders gathered to discuss the role of...
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You Can Get There From Here

December 15, 2010
My mother relocated with nearly every job she took. From Lansing to Glen Ellyn to Chicago, she went through all the effort and expense of moving house to make her commute less stressful. But trends are changing—particularly for young professionals. Companies that want to take advantage of top...
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The Real Meaning of A Christmas Carol

December 14, 2010
I've been thinking over at Raising Generation O lately about the Christmas Spirit. About giving , and teaching children about gratitude and charity, but also about fairness, justice, equity--and how these relate to the season's spirit. At the end of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Caro l (the real,...

"It's Her Choice" - Really?

December 10, 2010
I was struck recently by the persistence of an old argument used to kill the Fair Pay Act - and every other measure that would make life easier for mothers. You know it by heart: many women “choose” to earn less than men, and if they choose to earn less, then what’s the big deal about a little wage...

The Prices We Pay: Impact on Our Wages and Health from Imports

December 7, 2010
If you live near one of the major U.S. ports, you and your family are probably paying the price for all the goods we import from overseas: filthy air and nearby pockets of poverty resulting from the exploitation of port drivers.

On the Move for Gender Equity

December 2, 2010
As a woman, a mother, a wife and an educator, gender equity is an issue that is very close to my heart and frankly, an idea whose time has come.
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