Struggling to work from home while your regular childcare/school is shook up? We get it. Here are our best tips on how to work from home while school is closed — what are your tips, ladies?
Wondering what’s the best home office set-up for working moms and dads? These are our best tips…
Ladies, what are your thoughts about business travel when you’ve got kids? On the personal safety side of things, are you more wary of “dangerous” cities or countries? For example, we got one reader email that said she didn’t want her husband to go to Denver because a bomb from North Korea could hit there. … Read More about Open Thread: Business Travel When You’ve Got Kids
Have you seen the recent Wall Street Journal article called “Working Women Often Underestimate Motherhood Costs”? It reports on a recent study, “The Mommy Effect,” which found that many women have unrealistic views of what it’s like to be a working mom. The researchers say that women underestimate the time, money, and effort it will require — … Read More about The Mommy Effect Study: Did You Underestimate Working Motherhood?
2019 Update: We still stand by this discussion on family vacations and coworker jealousy — but you may also want to check out our more recent discussion of what kind of family vacation is right for you. Here’s what is perhaps an odd question: Do you ever feel like there is coworker jealousy surrounding your … Read More about Family Vacations and Coworker Jealousy
One of the big flexible work arrangements a lot of parents push for (particularly when they have little kids) is reduced face time and the ability to work from home some of the time. So I was interested a while ago when Corporette readers started talking about things they hate when coworkers work from home as … Read More about Mistakes to Avoid When Working From Home
Have you ever considered not returning to work after maternity leave, either so you can stay home with your little(s) for a while, or get a new job with better hours or logistics (like an easier commute)? We’ve talked about how to resign gracefully in general, offered SAHM career tips, as well as pondered how to … Read More about Not Returning to Work After Maternity Leave
Here’s a suggestion for a topic we got from folks who took the survey a while back: how can working moms “manage up” with regard to family commitments? Along similar lines, “how to explain your new life choices to an employer who is used to you working long hours”? I can’t wait to hear what … Read More about How to Manage Up With Regard to Family Commitments
2018 Update: We still love all the advice on work-life balance in this post — but you may also want to check out our more recent discussion on The Mommy Effect study and whether working moms underestimated the trials and tribulations of working motherhood. Over at Corporette, we recently rounded up some of the top … Read More about Advice on Work-Life Balance — To Your Pre-Mom Self
What’s your best advice for how to prepare at work for maternity leave? What did you do — and how soon did you start your maternity leave preparation? (37 weeks? 39 weeks?) When did you hand off projects? For those of you who had your baby at 42 weeks, how did that affect the hand-off? … Read More about How to Prepare at Work—For Maternity Leave
As I mentioned a few weeks ago, my friend Y has had a very successful run as a part-time associate, working reduced hours (about an 80% schedule) for years now. I asked her for some of the top tips she’s learned along the way, and she was kind enough to share her tips for both negotiating … Read More about How to Be a Great Part-Time Associate
I’ve always been in awe of one of my old friends, Y, who’s negotiated reduced work hours at numerous Big Law firms in a major market — and advanced while doing it. I reached out to her to ask for her top tips on negotiating reduced work hours and her own thoughts on the journey. Below, we present … Read More about Tips on Negotiating Reduced Work Hours