Preparing to be a Stay-at-Work Mom

Preparing to be a Stay-at-Work Mom
Preparing to be a Stay-at-Work Mom When you are planning to start a family, it is important to think through how you will balance work demands and navigate potential career challenges. As you read the following information remember to stay flexible. Babies are notorious for bringing joy as well as interrupting the best-laid plans. Baby Blueprint Before you have a baby, check your healthcare benefits. What does your policy look like in terms of maternity coverage? Have you found a doctor yet ... Read more
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Feeling Sandwiched?

Feeling Sandwiched?
The term “sandwich generation” was coined many years ago to refer to women who have responsibility for the care of their parents or an elderly relative while they are trying to raise their own children. It’s an apt analogy. When fewer women worked, the task of caring for older family members almost always fell to the daughter, frequently to the one who lived the closest. Today, most women hold jobs and they live further from their relatives, making this situation even more ... Read more
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Mother’s Day Should Be Every Day

Mother’s Day Should Be Every Day
This year, Mother’s Day is the tenth of May. It has fallen on the second Sunday of May since President Woodrow Wilson declared it a national holiday in 1914. In the past 100 years, the day has become increasingly commercial. Weeks in advance, stores and catalogs start advertising cards and gifts and flowers. If you are fortunate enough to have a mother you love, you won’t want to miss acknowledging her on her special day. While you are at it, ask your mom, or, better yet, your ... Read more
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Policy Matters: Family and Sick Leave

Policy Matters: Family and Sick Leave
Policy Matters: Paid Family and Sick Leave The United States trails most countries in terms of the benefits we offer to workers when they need to take time off for family and medical reasons. In fact, we are the only developed country in the world that does not offer paid maternity leave. On January 15th, President Obama made a major announcement that could change that. He is pushing to make changes in family leave programs, starting with federal employees. This move will have significant ... Read more
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