It's no secret that working women can pay a tremendous price for motherhood, from lost wages while on maternity leave to being passed over for promotions. But a recent conversation with a working mom colleague triggered a question about another possible hidden penalty this group gets hit with - if we accept that having kids can take a toll on a woman's physical appearance, … [Read more...] about Do Working Moms Lose Out For Not Looking Their Best?
I recently came upon the story of Janice Dean, a meteorologist for the FOXNews channel and mother of two young boys. Janice’s story of working motherhood was particularly interesting to me, as she has Multiple Sclerosis (MS), a chronic disease that attacks the central nervous system, which is made up of the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves. My blog, the PRIMARY DILEMMA, is … [Read more...] about An Exceptional Journey: Lessons on Working Motherhood from Janice Dean
How many children do you have? One, two, three? In my case, I have four. I've always known that having more children adds complexity to any family and certainly gives a working mother more to juggle. But the findings of a recent study in Australia, called “Fertility and Labour Market Participation,” really got me thinking about the impact that having several children has on a … [Read more...] about How Many Is Too Many? The Career Impact of Multiple Children
What does good look like? This is probably the most confounding question for a working mom. There are so many public images of women doing it all, looking great and seemingly at peace with the world. Working motherhood isn’t really like that. It is amazing but far from perfect. And each of us wears working motherhood in our own way. So, what does good look like? Good looks … [Read more...] about What Does “Good” Look Like For a Working Mom?