Work Life Balance

Juggle a kid and your career? It's possible with a healthy work-life balance. Try these tips from the pros to become a better worker and better parent.

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How Parents Can Ask for Flexibility at Work Post-Pandemic
Maybe you enjoyed remote work throughout 2020 or are looking for a flexible job come the New Year. Locking in a work-from-home gig isn't a given (even in today's climate), but it's easier to make your case than you think. This is where experts say to start.
5 Tips for Juggling Your Role as Parent, Partner, and Worker
When it seems as if you’re constantly shifting gears, it can be hard to feel fully present in any of your roles. But there are ways to slow down and make the transitions easier.
Here Are the Maternity Leave Benefits for Every State
The United States is woefully behind the rest of the world on paid parental leave. While federal paid leave shakes out, here's a guide to which states offer paid and unpaid family and medical leave.
Pumping at Work Is Still Awful, but It Might Be Getting Better
On Friday, the House voted to strengthen laws around lactation at work and make the lives of many breastfeeding parents easier.
Politician's Son Hilariously Interrupts Mom's Live Interview to Show Off Phallic Carrot
"A big up's to all our parents working from home and parenting at the same time — I see you!" Carmel Sepuloni, New Zealand's minister for social development, wrote on Twitter.
Why We Need to Be Parenting Loudly
It's time to stop working like you don't have a family and parenting like you don't work—not just for your own sake, but for parents everywhere.

More Work Life Balance

I'm Tempted to Give Up on Career Post-Kids—But Here's Why I'm Not
For seven years, I mostly lived off my husband's income so I could be the primary caregiver for our three young children. And it's come at a cost: my entire career.
What it Costs to Be a Stay-at-Home Dad
It turns out, men are just as tired of male-breadwinner culture as women are. More and more fathers are choosing to give up income, leave the workforce, and become stay-at-home dads.

Reddit Mom Claps Back at Neighbors Who Said Her Kids Have to Be Her Greatest Achievement in Life

This mom wants to boast her wide range of accomplishments including climbing mountains and publishing a novel, saying "I love my kids, but they are not my everything."