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.
How I decided to quit my job and what I’m going to do with my life
I’ve been out of the workforce and a stay-at-home mom for six weeks now and I’m still getting asked the inevitable question: Why did you decide to quit your job? more
I'm outstanding. Really I am.
No, I've not had a sudden attack of narcissism, I'm the working mother among the parents at a small private school. more
Most people make personal New Year’s resolutions: Eat better! Lose weight! Exercise daily! But at the start of the year I came up with some workplace resolutions. When I moved cubicles in early January, I vowed to keep my new space clutter-free, which means putting my shoes in a drawer rather than kicking them into a pile under my desk. more
Being a parent means not all of your workplace phone calls are business related.For some people, getting a call from your kids is an issue while you're at work, for others, it's not a big deal. more
Don't tell anyone, but, my work commute can sometimes be the most relaxing part of my day. more
‘Tis the season, as they say, and this year’s hottest topic is GREEN. The planet is warming way too fast, so we’re being bombarded with ways to become environmentally responsible: get cloth shopping bags to replace plastic ones, install low-flushing toilets, build solar panels on our roofs, wear only clothing made of hemp, and get rid of those plastic water bottles and drink from the tap. Please don’t misunderstand. more
If Halloween is any indication of what’s in store, I’m not ready for Holiday season 2007. Between organizing play group parties, wrestling a toddler into a furry costume and celebrating my own entry into a new decade, I’m already exhausted. And it’s only early November. more
I understand why the Iraq War attracts so much attention on the presidential campaign trail. But why doesn’t caregiving play a bigger role in the presidential debate? more