On Parenting: Work Life Balance


Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 12/13/2012

Telework: a perk with caveats

Employees rate teleworking options as a top benefit, but experienced home-based workers say it only works by following certain strategies.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  01:03 PM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Work-life balance

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/10/2012

Telecommuting’s pitfalls

The new report suggests that telecommuting increases both work hours and homelife stress.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/08/2012

Parents take workplace flexibility by the horns

A new census report reveals a spike in work-from-home situations.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics, Work-life Balance

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 10/01/2012

How to stop ‘trying to be perfect’

A clarion call by the president of Barnard College has jolted mothers.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:12 PM ET, 10/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 09/27/2012

Let’s abolish ‘having it all’ elitism

The latest Christine Lagarde comments on ‘having it all’ push this conversation into the absurd

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:00 PM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Work-life balance

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/24/2012

Family Leave: Not a benefit, a protection

A new policy proposal reframes paid family leave as a necessary worker protection.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics, Work-Life Balance

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/18/2012

Best companies for working parents

Working Mother magazine releases its list of top companies for working parents.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 09/12/2012

Debate over AU professor should be about supporting working parents, not breast-feeding

Yes, you have sick leave, but missing work is not always an option. Day-care providers and schools often do not allow sick children. So we do the best we can.

By Mari-Jane Williams  |  01:57 PM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  breast-feeding, work-life balance

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 09/04/2012

Turning down a ‘good’ school in favor of family time

Is the price of a good school or desirable school district worth the extra work hours and sacrifice of family time?

By Janice D'Arcy  |  01:33 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Work-life Balance

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/04/2012

Obama’s comment on family speaks volumes

President Obama’s comment to CNN that his family trumps after-hours schmoozing reflects a major cultural shift on work-life balance attitudes

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics, Work-life Balance

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 07/19/2012

Is Marissa Mayer doing parents any favors?

Is the new Yahoo CEO, doing a disservice to working parents by taking only a minimal maternity leave?

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:15 PM ET, 07/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 07/18/2012

Is Marissa Mayer ‘having it all’?

The news that Yahoo’s new CEO Marissa Mayer is seven months pregnant ignites a new debate about what it means to ‘have it all.’

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 07/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Work-life balance

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 07/09/2012

What ‘having it all’ really means

As a group of advocates for more family-friendly workplace policies gather this week in D.C., the idea of ‘having it all’ takes on a more expansive meaning.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  02:03 PM ET, 07/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Work-Life Balance, Politics

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 07/06/2012

Mothers need to let go and embrace the new ‘perfect’

A new book sheds light on the question of how mothers can get less stress and enough time to do meaningful work and be with their families.

By Jennifer Kogan  |  01:00 PM ET, 07/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  parenting, work-life balance, mothers

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 07/05/2012

Family dinners: How satisfying are they, really?

While many of us are still digesting barbecue from Wednesday, it might be a good time to re-examine the worth of family meals.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 07/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Teens, Work-Life Balance

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 06/25/2012

Is ‘Can we have it all?’ still a relevant question?

Suddenly there’s a runaway debate about one of the most enduring parenting questions: Can you have it all — successful career, strong marriage, happy family?

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:11 PM ET, 06/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/08/2012

The organized parent: is it a myth?

We all know about those Snuffleupagus super moms and dads who seem to have it all together. We’ve seen the bulletin boards on kitchen walls with color coded schedules.

By Amy Joyce  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 06/07/2012

Why try to be a good parent? Just strive to be good enough.

We all work hard to be a “good mother” or a “good father,” but being just “good enough” may be the better option for staying healthy and happy while parenting. 

By Jennifer Kogan  |  01:29 PM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 05/11/2012

Thinking about work-life balance on Mother’s Day

I just found out my grandma worked all the time. Her family has only happy memories. That gives me an idea about how I think and think and think about work-life balance.

By Amy Joyce  |  12:01 PM ET, 05/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 04/19/2012

Young women surpass men in prioritizing career — and still want family

Sixty-six percent of young women said a high-paying career or profession is “one of the most important things” or “very important” in their lives according to a Pew report.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  01:56 PM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/09/2012

Survey: Majority of working moms feel guilty about their homes’ cleanliness

A new survey by Working Mother magazine reveals that the vast majority of working mothers feel guilty about the cleanliness of their homes.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 04/06/2012

Leaving work at 5:30: Readers weigh in

We received several thoughtful responses to the post about Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, who makes a point of leaving the office at 5:30 every day to have dinner with her children.

By On Parenting  |  12:08 PM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/05/2012

The new science of self-compassion

A D.C. therapist argues that if we want to be good parents, we need to be good to ourselves.

By Jennifer Kogan  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/28/2012

Survey: Half of women say they don’t have enough free time

Real Simple magazine released a new survey of more than 3,000 women that examined how they spend their time:

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/19/2012

Wage gap for mothers of autistic children, study shows

On average, mothers of children diagnosed with autism earned 35 percent less than the mothers of children with another health limitation, and 56 percent less than the mothers of children with no health issues.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Special Needs, Work-Life Balance

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/21/2012

Justice Scalia steps into the middle of work-life balance debate

Speaking to law students at the University of Chicago, Scalia urged the future lawyers to look to join firms with a more relaxed attitude, especially those in out of the way locales.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/20/2012

When outsourcing childcare isn’t the right choice

Paying someone to cook, clean and help with kids seems ideal, but inside the daily drudgery of family life we sometimes find the sublime.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Childcare, Work-Life Balance

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/15/2012

Rick Santorum on working mothers: He wasn’t all wrong

A new study finds that most working mothers say they would work even if they didn’t have to, research that coincides with Santorum’s claim that women find it more socially affirming to work outside the home.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Work-Life Balance, Childcare

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/14/2012

Is the key to romance outsourcing household chores?

Two University of Pennsylvania economists believe paying others to do household chores, including the bulk of childcare duties, may be the secret to a stronger marriage.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Childcare, Marriage, Work-Life Balance

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 02/01/2012

A homemaker’s real salary

If stay-at-home moms received a salary, how much would it be? A new report actually calculates the cost of all those chores, errands and child care duties.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  01:02 PM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marriage, Childcare, Work-life Balance

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 01/13/2012

Why parents should get used to saying “not now”

Momspeak columnist Tracy Grant says saying “not now” will not label you as being unwilling to pull your weight. It’s saying “yes,” but with conditions.

By On Parenting  |  12:05 PM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Work-life Balance, Momspeak

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 11/29/2011

Michele Bachmann is redefining work-family conflict

On the campaign trail she makes the case that parenting experience makes her more qualified to be president.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  01:00 PM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michelle Bachmann, work-life balance

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 09/27/2011

Moms who accept they can’t do it all less likely to be depressed

Women who recognize that something has to give when it comes to juggling a job and family tend to have fewer depressive symptoms, experts say.

By On Parenting  |  02:55 PM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  work-life balance, depression, supermoms