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)
2017 update: We still stand by the advice below, but you may also want to check out our discussion on what to wear to work after maternity leave! 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? … Read More about Open Thread: Work After Maternity Leave
2018 Update: We still stand by this discussion on working moms, playdates, and introverts — but you may also want to check out some of our other discussions on mom friends. As proud mama to a 4.5-year-old, I’m just going to come out and say it: I’m in playdate hell. To be clear: I like … Read More about Working Moms — and Playdates
A few months ago, a friend and I were talking about how her huge company has a pretty strict face time requirement at the office. As a parent she felt it really limited her upward mobility at the company, and she felt somewhat like she didn’t have a voice in the matter. So we began pondering: how … Read More about Starting a Working Parents’ Group at the Office
2017 Update: We still think this is an interesting discussion about mamas, holidays, and stress. Since it’s that time of year, you may also want to check out our posts on holiday business etiquette. So: anyone else feel like your head is about to explode? Between buying gifts for everyone, including in-laws, cleaning Casa Griffin for … Read More about Mamas, Holidays, and Stress