Want to commiserate about the Monday back to work blues or get tips on scheduling playdates from your desk? This is the place to quench your thirst for all things work/life related. Watercooler's editorial host is Jennifer Sey, the VP of global marketing for Dockers. She is joined by Vicki Larson, a journalist and single mom who writes at The OMG Chronicles; Denise Berger, the global leader of the Women’s International Network (WIN) at Aon Corporation; and Kerry Rivera, a real mom from the "O.C." who is the Marketing and Advertising Manager for Toyota.
Back to school means back to sports for millions of American families. And for working mothers, that can mean added stress figuring out how to meet the demands of kids’ sports schedules and an inflexible workplace. more
I love to quote Madeleine Albright: “There is a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.” How often do you find that you’ve been undermined… by someone of the same gender?! What happened to sisterhood… traveling pants… friendship… trust… mutual respect… camaraderie…? more
In the “Sexism” article published in April 2008, Conde Nast Portfolio cites that advancement among women to gain parity with men in salaries, promotion to top-level jobs and board room involvement has not just stagnated but it is slipping! Catalyst research tells us that only 2.6% of Fortune 500 companies CEOs are female more
I used to be somebody. Well, somebody at my job, anyway. I was the assistant director of a large hospital department, and the day I returned from maternity leave I found out that the director had been fired and I became the big boss. more
Boo hoo. Are you a cry-baby? Were you one when you were younger? Have you turned into one since having a baby – you know, the person who tears up at a Johnson & Johnson commercial that features a
You know when you’re in the same job for a while and you get burned out—but you don’t even know it? A couple of months ago, that was me. For the past five years, I had been working as a copywriter for a successful, fast-growing ad agency in Cincinnati . more
Nancy Travis was having “a classic mommy morning” when I spoke to her by telephone early one morning a few weeks ago. The co-star of The Bill Engvall Show, which started its second season on TBS on June 12, was trying to figure out who would watch Ben, her 10-year-old son, while she went to work. “I’m sitting here waiting for the carpool mom to pick up my younger son, Jeremy, who is six,” said Travis, who seemed unfazed by the chaos.
Planning for your children’s lives should you die prematurely does not make for light dinner conversation. Can you imagine: sooo, who did you name for your guardian? Oooh, good choice, I went with so and so. Did you fill out your health care proxy yet? more
Finding balance is the working mother's ultimate cliche, and a phrase so overused that we roll our eyes in collective unbelief that anyone still thinks we even have time to think about it much. I'm trying to finish a report, do laundry, find the checkbook, and remember to schedule the baby's well visit that is now 2 months past due. more