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Hey, Bosses! Get Your Bonuses by Treating Work-Life Like an Asset!

May 18, 2011
When short-term business goals conflict with high-minded work-life programs, work-life loses. Profits vs. flextime; team goals vs. job sharing; when deadlines are driving dollars, it’s all hands on deck, compressed workweeks be damned. Now, a new study by Alexandra Beauregard , of the London School...

The Hot Mommas Project Financial Literacy Teaching Tools

May 11, 2011
Cross-Posted from The Hot Mommas Project Blog A few weeks ago I spoke on a panel at the Feminist Majority’s Women, Power & Money Summit held in partnership with the YWCA. My job was to represent the "business side" of things. Aside from selling Amway when I was 11, or picking Baby Bell stocks...
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It’s Time for a Family Friendly America

May 10, 2011
By Vicki Shabo, Director of Work and Family Programs, National Partnership for Women & Families Mother’s Day. It’s a day when we shower the mothers in our lives with well-deserved compliments and gifts that show our appreciation. The heartfelt thanks, expressed in cards, flowers and chocolates...
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Research Roundup from the Institute for Women's Policy Research: Mother's Day Edition

May 6, 2011
In time for Mother's Day, the Institute for Women's Policy Research, a leading think tank in the U.S. focusing primarily on domestic women’s issues, released a compilation of recent IWPR research findings that illustrate the current status of women, especially mothers, in the U.S. When IWPR posted...
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Workplace Flexibility: Vital for Working Mothers & Mothers-to-be

May 4, 2011
Crossposted from One of the most important things a workplace can do to support working mothers and mothers-to-be is to provide for flexibility. In my last few blogs for I’ve mentioned the difficulties I’ve faced while working full-time and being pregnant. Early...
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Working Parents: How Are You Doing? (Survey)

May 2, 2011
I just put together a very simple survey about working parents and stress. It takes only 3 minutes to complete. If you're a parent and you work to help support your family, here's what I'd like you to do: 1. Take the survey . 2. Share the survey (or this post) with everyone you know. 3. Come back...
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Telling the Real Story on Social Security

April 27, 2011
by Caroline Dobuzinskis In political debates and media reports, the dialog on Social Security has recently focused on budget numbers. The program is often mistakenly tied to the deficit despite the fact that by law it cannot borrow money to pay for benefits and thus cannot contribute to the deficit...
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Why Don't More Women Run for Office?

April 23, 2011
Hi all, I have another live blog chat scheduled on my blog, , for this Thursday, April 28 at 9 a.m. PT/12 p.m ET. This time, we will be chatting with Stacy Mason, campaign manager of The 2012 Project , a national and non-partisan campaign by Rutgers University to get more women to...
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Career in a Rut? Don't Blame the Kids

April 19, 2011
You’re stuck in your career. Don’t blame work-life issues. You need a sponsor. Feeling stuck? As you’re assessing the reasons why you aren’t moving ahead, don’t blame lack of work-life balance. According to the human resource consulting firm Mercer, the number one reason why women don’t move ahead...

The Best Thing That's Happened For Me Since I Started Working

April 8, 2011
Posted on behalf of Johnson Storage & Moving employee Barbara Collins. In 1986 my husband’s company ceased operations in Texas after 20 years and we decided that raising our preteen and teenager in Colorado was the best move for our family. Being 40 was a rough time to change careers but we both found the perfect fit. He works for a small Engineering firm and I joined the Johnson Storage & Moving company. For 18 years I worked in the office and envisioned this being the job I would retire from. Then in 2004 I was offered the opportunity to join the team that worked at home. I balked, as my manager can attest, thinking I was being put out to pasture. I had doubts about what I was doing and more so what I would be doing. Was this the way for them to test me and slowly ease me out? Then I got a call from another member of our team who had already transitioned to working at home and had suffered through many of the same fears. She told me what a difference it made for her and to her life and to be open minded and try it. This was the best thing that has happened for me and my husband since I started working.