So what is the real reason more women aren't running big businesses? In their unguarded moments, some male execs and business owners may tell you: It's because they have babies.
Sure, women are talented and driven, but these men will say: When women have babies, they take time out of the workforce which is... Read More »
By Benazir Karim
If you see Stacey Shames and Tim Ries pushing a cart in a Costco in New Jersey, the couple would seem to be like any other suburban parents. But their nights are spent on their passion: music.
A Juilliard-trained harpist, Shames performs as a soloist with several orchestras, such as the... Read More »
By Louise Nordstrom
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- One of Henrik Holgersson's friends laughed in his face when he told him he was going to spend the better part of 2011 as a stay-at-home dad.
"What kind of a man are you?" the friend asked Holgersson, who works for an event management company. But just about everyone... Read More »
"This company still doesn't recognize cat maternity," Angela whines. She was out of vacation time, and so had to set up a direct feed from her living room to her work computer, so that she could monitor her new $7,000 Princess Lady. Read More »
Lori Mackey is living proof that you never know where life will take you. She started out as a hairdresser; now she's a go-to person for teaching children about money. Who goes to her? Banks like ING, with highly regarded finance programs for children, and schools around the country. Read More »
Don't feel sorry for what you believe to be the poor, beleaguered nanny, stuck inside tending kids all summer long, without any school to relieve them. June through August can be the hottest months of all for child-care givers, both literally and figuratively. In fact, a recent survey showed that a majority... Read More »
Remember the good old days when you'd spend most of the summer in the mountains at a camp with hundreds of other kids, swimming in the lake, taking archery lessons, canoeing, maybe even getting special music instruction or athletic coaching? Fewer and fewer kids have that luxury these days, as parents... Read More »
Does the thought of a 9-to-5 work schedule make you cringe? Would you like the time to go to the gym in the middle of the day or spend time with your kids after school?
You need a flexible job. Flexibility is getting more and more essential as busy people, parents in particular, need room in their schedule... Read More »
In celebration of Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day (April 22, 2010), we've compiled some readers' personal experiences with the interactions between adults and youngsters in the workplace. Read on for their stories -- from touching to terrifying, funny to fantastic, educational to enlightening!
I took my... Read More »
Whether you spent an entire year (or two) home with a new baby, or just the bare-bones amount of time allotted for maternity leave, the transition back to work for a new mom can be extraordinarily difficult.
After my son was born in 2007, I had the great luxury of staying home with him for an entire year. During... Read More »
By Susan Johnston
When Lana Johnson was job-hunting last fall, flexible hours were an absolute must. With three young boys at home and a husband who travels frequently, Johnson needed a job that could work around her kids' schedule. And she found it as PR coordinator for Moby Wrap, a baby carrier company... Read More »
Starting any new job can be as nerve-wracking as it is exciting. While you're anxious for a fresh start and to meet new people, you're nervous that you won't be able to do the job or you won't fit in with co-workers. Things inevitably work out, but that initial doubt can be daunting. People... Read More »