It finally happened: You got the buy-in to launch a (much-needed!) working parents’ network in your organization. You’ve done everything needed to get this thing up and running. But as the energy and excitement from that first event fades, you’re left wondering: Now what?Read More
For working parents with school-age children, this time of year is especially chaotic.
Your task list is endless, your stress level high. And a lot of the work and worry seems to be coming from one place: your child’s school.Read More
If you’re a working parent, chances are excellent that at any given time, your to-do list stretches on, and on, and on — an endless, and eternally growing, list of deliverables. Is it any wonder that research shows that most working parents feel stressed, tired, and rushed? Or that when you look ahead, you feel more than a little overwhelmed?Read More
Finally: You’ve got the chance to work remotely. Just you, a comfortable home office, and the opportunity to spend more time with your kids.
Now comes the hard part.Read More
“Mommy/Daddy, I don’t feel so good.”
It’s a phrase that, along with its nonverbal equivalent – that glazed, pale, listless look that your kids get when they’re coming down with something — that you’ve learned to dread. Because whatever the ailment, be it flu, stomach bug, sprain, or other, two things are now certain...Read More
There are three things that all working parents have in common: (1) a lack of time; (2) a feeling that we should be spending more time — at work, with our kids, at the gym, or engaged in any number of important activities that get squeezed when we have too much to do; and (3) an uneasy, guilty, powerless, nagging feeling about all of it.
There’s a better way.Read More
There’s an unexpected source of insight, solutions, and resolve for all working parents grappling with the dual failure-is-not-an-option challenges of managing career and kids — and for every organization struggling to find meaningful, practical ways to support its working-parent employees.
That source is the U.S. military.Read More
You’ve decided to leave the organization, and the decision was driven by your needs as a working parent. The question now is how – how to leave in the right way, how to be credible, honest and transparent while acting in your own best interests, and how to preserve the long-term career capital you’ve worked so hard to create.Read More