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
2018 Update: We still think this is a great discussion of career changes after baby — but you may also want to check out our more recent discussion of The Mommy Effect study and whether women have an unrealistic view of working motherhood. Ladies, have you made career changes after having your baby? If so, … Read More about Job and Career Changes After Baby: Did You Make Changes? How?
How do you find time to spend with your kids? Does “15 minutes a day” sound realistic, sad, or like great quality time?
2017 Update: We still stand by this advice on how to stay connected to the office on maternity leave— links have also been updated below. There was an interesting story over at Above the Law a few weeks ago, where a securities class-action lawyer in New Jersey was seeking unemployment benefits because she had quit … Read More about Maternity Leave — and Staying Connected to the Office
I am far from an expert on traveling for work — particularly while pumping. In fact, I’ve done it exactly twice: once with Jack (for a whirlwind trip to Seattle for a speaking engagement) and once with Harry (for a whirlwind trip to Chicago for an alumni conference). And: what a PITA. Both times, the … Read More about Pumping When You’re Traveling for Work
Having trouble finding time to network now that you’ve got kids? You’re not alone — click here for our best networking tips for busy working moms.
How many layers of backup childcare do you have? When your child is sick, who is the first responder (and, if it’s different, who is the person who stays home)? If you have to miss work, what excuse do you give your boss? I actually just found this post in draft, from May 2014. I … Read More about Sick Kids, Work Schedules, Childcare Arrangements, and Excuses
What do you do when your work and your child both need you — how do you find quality time with your kid as a working mom?
What would an ideal maternity leave look like to you?
Here’s a fun question for the hive: What do you consider a “family-friendly” job? Have you changed your career or job to seek one? What questions did you ask while interviewing — and which ones do you wish you’d asked? Do different perks and accommodations matter as your child moves through childhood — you need one … Read More about “Family-Friendly” Jobs — What Are They, and What Questions to Ask to Find One
What are the pros and cons of different types of childcare arrangements? How do you decide on whether to hire a nanny, choose daycare, ask for help from family members, etc.? We’ve talked about taking business trips as a mom, but we haven’t had a conversation about this yet. How did you decide what was best … Read More about Childcare Arrangements: Pros + Cons