Category: Work

Ode to a hotel room

Business travel can be tough, but it has one major upside. At home, the baby is always up earlier than I’d like. Some nights he does better than others, but there’s no guarantee he’ll sleep through the night. As the lactating parent (which, honestly, is what the baby wants) I tend to be the one experiencing this middle-of-the-night and wee… read more »

Unfinished business

My review of Anne-Marie Slaughter’s new book, Unfinished Business, ran in today’s Wall Street Journal. (If you are not a WSJ subscriber, you can try Googling “The Other Princeton Mom” and WSJ — yes, that’s what the Journal called the review!). Slaughter’s 2012 essay for The Atlantic on “Why Women Still Can’t Have… read more »

The Working Dad’s Survival Guide: An interview with Scott Behson

Today I’m excited to turn this blog over to Scott Behson, author of The Working Dad’s Survival Guide: How to Succeed at Work and at Home. Behson is a professor of management at Fairleigh Dickinson University, and the brains behind the Fathers, Work, and Family blog. Our books came out on the same day, and though they were aimed at different gender… read more »

Work from Home – Working Mother Sticky Situations Videos

Back in April, I recorded several videos with Working Mother magazine about “sticky situations” working parents face. I’m happy to be able to share them here over the next few weeks here! This sticky situation looks at how to ask to work at home one day a week. It doesn’t work everywhere, but it’s hard to know until you try. Here are my tips. I welcome y… read more »

As good as things go right now

Some days are good for obvious reasons: you’re on vacation, or eating at a Michelin-starred restaurant, or celebrating a promotion. Others are more quietly good. You make space for things you enjoy, and experience a minimum of unpleasantness. Life is lived in hours, and the day’s hours are pretty decent. Monday fell in the latter category. There were m… read more »