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
If you’re a busy working mom, good childcare is a must — but what happens when a nanny doesn’t even begin to cut it? How can you level up your childcare and household management? (Warning: this post is not terribly budget-friendly.) I’ve wanted to talk about this ever since I read this post from Penelope Trunk (written in … Read More about How to Level Up Your Childcare/Personal Help (When Money is No Object)
Holidays can be extra tough on working moms — CorporetteMoms readers discussed what they DO themselves, what holiday tasks they DELEGATE… and which holiday tasks just get a big ol’ NOPE.
How early is too early to start planning your next family vacation?
It’s every working mom’s goal: to make mornings easier, both for YOU and for the family/kids. So how do you do it? What hacks and tips have you found? What are you considering? Psst: you may want to check out our latest discussion on breakfast and the working mom. In Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg shares … Read More about How to Make Mornings Easier As a Working Mom
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
Are you familiar with all the types of flexible work arrangements? Have you thought about asking for one, either because you’re currently pregnant and thinking about your return to work after maternity leave, or because you’ve returned to your regular schedule after having your baby and want to try something different? We’ve put together a quick reference … Read More about Types of Flexible Work Arrangements
While work-life balance is something everyone struggles with (single, married, male, female, young, old), the conversation has certainly been dominated by moms in recent years. But when other groups start to share their thoughts about how they manage their own work-life balance, they have some refreshing perspectives. For example, I’ve seen two instances lately of men … Read More about How to Gamify and Measure Work-Life Balance
Commenters on Corporette were just discussing how one mom should spend Memorial Day weekend with her husband and child away, and I thought this would make a great fantasy open thread over here. What would you do if you had an entire day (or 3) to yourself? Would you shop? Travel? Get together with friends? Spa it … Read More about Mommy, Free Time, and the Weekend: How Would You Spend It? (Fantasy Open Thread)
What are some of your best tips for adjusting upon returning to work after maternity leave? What do you wish you’d known, or what did you come to realize? For my own $.02: Among my friends, the end of maternity leave has loomed large in all of our lives — but on a kind of sliding scale. … Read More about Open Thread: Work After Maternity Leave