When my husband was diagnosed with a rare liver disease, I made an astonishing discovery: the risks I took at my job actually helped me manage the ordeal.
As a professional ski patroller, I carry explosives, start avalanches, hike in chest deep snow, and haul heavy toboggans carrying gravely injured skiers. We women patrollers do this side by side with the men. While some might find my work a bit risky, I find it essential.
When I was eight months pregnant with my third child, I informed my boss, my staff and my colleagues, that I wasn’t going to take any maternity leave. I loved my job as general manager of The Washington Post Magazine. Our bottom line was at a critical growth stage. Stay home with a baby? Been there, done that.
Two years ago, one of my daughters made the colossal mistake of declaring, to the family, that she was not going to finish high school.
“I’m just going to marry a rich man,” she said. She’d been watching a few too many episodes of The Kardashians.
Fortunately for her in the long run - albeit unfortunately for her in the short run -- we all set about educating her.
Have you ever thought about how the duration of and financial compensation during your maternity leave affects your long term career and your family life?
I’ve had the benefit of working in both the US and Canada where parental leaves could not be further apart in both time off and financial support.
Jessica Kim has built a successful career with her keen sense of intuition when it comes to noticing products that are missing from the "mommy" marketplace. She has created several products through her company, BabbaCo.
If you don't, its not your fault.
Some people know what their calling is at a very young age and that passion just sticks with them for life. Nancy Shapiro was born to teach. Now, she's turned that gift of helping others into a business called Cue Sticks. Through Cue Sticks, Nancy teaches the power of positive thinking. Cue Sticks are daily reminders that come in the form of either a temporary tattoo or a sticker.
In the recent documentary Miss Representation -- which criticized American culture and the media for its negative impact on women and girls -- child advocate Marian Wright Edelman lamented the scarcity of American women politicians saying that, "You can't be what you can't see."
More than a third of states received a failing grade when it comes to family leave laws, according to a new report from a non-profit advocacy group.
The National Partnership for Women & Families assessed the 50 states’ laws and programs for new parents and gave 18 of them a failing grade for “failing to provide a single benefit or program to help support families before and after the birth, adoption or foster placement of a child.”