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After over 40 years of serving working parents, the Working Mother chapter is coming to a close. We are moving in a new ...
01/31/2022

After over 40 years of serving working parents, the Working Mother chapter is coming to a close. We are moving in a new direction, focusing our efforts more fully on making transformational change within organizations to create equity and inclusion in the workplace for all. To the millions of you who have been with us for all or part of this journey since our inception in 1979, on behalf of the entire Working Mother team, we want to thank you all for your unending support over the years. We are extremely proud to have helped raise generations of strong, inspiring working moms—and we feel tremendously grateful to have had you in our community.

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After over 40 years of serving working parents, the Working Mother chapter is coming to a close. We are moving in a new direction, focusing our efforts more fully on making transformational change within organizations to create equity and inclusion in the workplace for all. To the millions of you wh...

After a mom she was interviewing nearly turned down the job because her child was distance learning, this chief developm...
01/31/2022

After a mom she was interviewing nearly turned down the job because her child was distance learning, this chief development officer issued a plea.

In a spot-on LinkedIn post, this mom encouraged hiring managers to show transparency in their accommodations for working parents—now more than ever.

Show this to the next person you see mom shaming.
01/31/2022

Show this to the next person you see mom shaming.

Her reasoning is on point. 💯
01/31/2022

Her reasoning is on point. 💯

Employers are oftentimes hesitant to hire moms due to their existing responsibilities. Well, this mom has a few words for them.

Even after becoming lawyers and having three kids, her husband made time to hunt. So this mom started doing the same.
01/30/2022

Even after becoming lawyers and having three kids, her husband made time to hunt. So this mom started doing the same.

Married to a man who always made time for the activity, a mom decide to do some "hunting" of her own.

"Whenever I get asked to be in a meeting, my response is, 'Does this really need to be a meeting?' and 'Do you really ne...
01/30/2022

"Whenever I get asked to be in a meeting, my response is, 'Does this really need to be a meeting?' and 'Do you really need me?'"

Call a timeout on pointless meetings or coffee meet-ups, for starters.

Children don't wear coats in the car for safety—so cut parents some slack.
01/30/2022

Children don't wear coats in the car for safety—so cut parents some slack.

“Cut parents some slack. We’re doing everything we can to make sure our kids are warm while maintaining what’s left of our sanity.”

4. Your younger coworker thinks you get away with murder because you have kids and get to leave work sometimes. Give zer...
01/30/2022

4. Your younger coworker thinks you get away with murder because you have kids and get to leave work sometimes. Give zero f*cks about this. Always.

There are things you know now more than ever because you own who you are, completely.

Researchers found that at ages 7 and 11, kids with older moms have fewer behavioral problems than kids of younger moms. ...
01/30/2022

Researchers found that at ages 7 and 11, kids with older moms have fewer behavioral problems than kids of younger moms. But that's not the only way kids with older moms differed.

There's no feeling guilty about this cool finding.

How many of these have you heard? 🙄
01/30/2022

How many of these have you heard? 🙄

Others have written these lists before, but this one gets a lot of it right, don't you think?

Balancing work and family is, well, work. But it also brings many great joys.
01/30/2022

Balancing work and family is, well, work. But it also brings many great joys.

On your toughest day, this list of reminders can make you positively gleeful about your life.

"I always made time and space. Even if I was exhausted. Because I knew the time I was exhausted was the only time I had....
01/30/2022

"I always made time and space. Even if I was exhausted. Because I knew the time I was exhausted was the only time I had."

She sums up what so many working moms go through on the daily.

Working motherhood is full of courageous choices. Here's how I made mine.
01/30/2022

Working motherhood is full of courageous choices. Here's how I made mine.

A speaker mom explains how she reclaimed her life—one that took her feelings and her son’s feelings into consideration.

Research shows teen boys spend half as much time on cleaning, cooking and other tasks as teen girls. Here’s how to fight...
01/29/2022

Research shows teen boys spend half as much time on cleaning, cooking and other tasks as teen girls. Here’s how to fight back.

Analysis by the Pew Research Center proves we’re passing along our bad habits regarding rigid gender roles to our kids.

2. Deep cleaning your house. 💯
01/29/2022

2. Deep cleaning your house. 💯

You’ve got to strategically shed some of these insane commitments to have a weekend worth of wonderful memories and sleep, sweet, sweet sleep.

RIP mystery and romance. 😂
01/29/2022

RIP mystery and romance. 😂

These sweet and hilarious tweets are the perfect reminder that we may not know our significant others quite as well as we think we do.

A study revealed that pumped milk is different than milk infants get while nursing. Nevertheless, I regret nothing.
01/29/2022

A study revealed that pumped milk is different than milk infants get while nursing. Nevertheless, I regret nothing.

The results of one of the biggest studies ever on the makeup of breast milk has revealed that the vital food changes based on how babies are fed.

And there's good news if you have a daughter too.
01/29/2022

And there's good news if you have a daughter too.

If you’re a full-time working mom who wouldn’t want it any other way, chances are it’s because you were raised by a working mom who felt the same way.

2. You don't delay gratification.
01/29/2022

2. You don't delay gratification.

Many of us do these things without realizing the consequences.

His working mom partner snapped at him, but Reddit users rallied to her defense.
01/29/2022

His working mom partner snapped at him, but Reddit users rallied to her defense.

This dad doesn't cook or buy groceries, and he frequently hands the baby back when she needs a nap or a bottle. Just what is he doing?

She took a year off to care for her son who was struggling in school. Here's what she learned.
01/28/2022

She took a year off to care for her son who was struggling in school. Here's what she learned.

We need every mom considering pausing their careers to care for their kids to read this mom’s inspiring LinkedIn post.

“I leave at 4:30 to get home for daycare pickup, bath time, and bedtime.”
01/28/2022

“I leave at 4:30 to get home for daycare pickup, bath time, and bedtime.”

He wants every parent to have the same flexibility.

Ranging from lighthearted to serious, these films feature characters who deal with the devastation of death, yet also fi...
01/28/2022

Ranging from lighthearted to serious, these films feature characters who deal with the devastation of death, yet also find support and comfort as they process their emotions and learn to move forward.

These family-friendly films are a great opportunity to teach kids how to deal with loss and its aftermath.

"In pre-K, the kids aren’t writing up the guest list. So while my daughter bore the brunt of this heartache, I was techn...
01/28/2022

"In pre-K, the kids aren’t writing up the guest list. So while my daughter bore the brunt of this heartache, I was technically the target."

When this mom’s preschooler was excluded from a class birthday party, she realized it wasn’t her daughter who was excluded—it was her.

Her husband had the nerve to tell her being a mom is "easy." So she left him with their four kids all day. 👏
01/27/2022

Her husband had the nerve to tell her being a mom is "easy." So she left him with their four kids all day. 👏

One mom took to Reddit with a story of an unappreciative husband—and the internet had her back.

“I wish companies knew if they honored an employee’s immediate life priorities that the return from the employee would b...
01/27/2022

“I wish companies knew if they honored an employee’s immediate life priorities that the return from the employee would be tenfold.”

In an inspiring LinkedIn post, a dad of four sparks the best thread about working moms we’ve seen.

We can all learn a thing or two from Ted Lasso.
01/27/2022

We can all learn a thing or two from Ted Lasso.

Coach Ted Lasso advises Sam to be a goldfish: to forget and move on. Here’s why this works and doesn’t work in working parenthood.

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