Category: Workplace

Volunteering at School – 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! Our second sticky situation looks at this common dilemma: Your kid asks you to volunteer at his school. “All the other moms do!” But you work. C… read more »

Navigating the transition back to work (or the virtue of not making huge decisions while sleep deprived)

I recently got an email from a reader I’ll call Danielle. She was reading I Know How She Does It, and reached out for advice about her situation. She’s the mom of a 4-month-old daughter, and she recently went back to work FT post mat-leave at her tech company job. She earns a good living, and so does her partner. The problem? The nanny she lined up didn’t work… read more »

Be Seen – 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! Our first sticky situation looks at this common dilemma: You don’t want to work around the clock. So how can you be “seen” at work? H… read more »

Do billable hours lead to unhappiness?

I’ve spoken with groups of lawyers, and groups that include lawyers, several times. I mention the idea of keeping a time log. I point out that people are no doubt familiar with the concept, and keeping a time log just means “billing” your personal time like your work time. Inevitably, someone will tell me that if she had to keep track of her personal time l… read more »

Using flexible schedules to balance life: How 3 parents make the puzzle pieces fit

Laura’s note: Over the next few weeks, I’ll be running some guest posts. Today’s comes from Brie Weiler Reynolds, director of online content at FlexJobs. I’ve interviewed the FlexJobs CEO, Sara Sutton Fell, several times about remote work and flexible scheduling, and her team agreed to do a post about how their own mostly-vir… read more »