Work Your Way
There are many ways to make your work more suitable for your life. If you are interested in formal alternative work arrangements, creative programs offered by progressive employers or just want to inject a little more efficiency and flexibility into your current schedule, you have come to the right place. We hope the information here inspires you to work your way.

My Working Mother AHA moment.

As I sailed into my 10th month of pregnancy I was ready for life with a baby AND a job (or so I thought). Working motherhood wasn’t going to be easy, but I’d never backed down from a challenge before so I wasn’t about to start. I was certain that by applying my organizational skills to my life post-baby I would be good to go. more

The Sometimes Bitterness of the Working Mommy.

This week I had a meeting with a woman who left the workforce when her second son was born and the first stopped sleeping. She had a great career, an enviable career, but one day, she'd just had it and realized she wanted to be home for her kids. more

Special Social Needs.

I have a friend who used to be an attorney. On Friday nights, the firm went out for drinks. She attended because her husband was available to take the kids so she could participate in this important office bonding activity. These evenings frequently lasted quite late. more

Special Work Needs.

As parents who work from home while their children are present know, the juggling act can be precarious. I’ve done the standard “lock the bathroom door behind me to conduct a conference call.” I’ve also done the “crouch in the back of my van while my son attends occupational therapy.” Even “neurotypical” kids have trouble being quiet while Mom is on the phone; but this is more of a challenge for a child who makes funny noises, screeches, or panics easily. more

Special Childcare Needs.

The back-to-school craziness has started to die down. Routines are established. Kids are used to their schedules. Parents finally have the drop-off and pick-up responsibilities straightened out. Everything seems to have fallen in place. But then the phone rings. It is your child’s school. Most likely, that call will be about lice, or the flu. But what if the call was to pick up your child and never return? more

Am I Doing This Right?

Ah, the age-old question mothers ask themselves on a daily basis – am I doing this right? Whether it’s about disciplining tactics or sleep training or if the organic cheez-puffs are really that much better for your kids, motherhood to most is a type of training-in-progress, we learn as we go along. more

To Start or Not To Start a Business with Your Spouse.

Starting a business with the one you love might sound dreamy, but you should give it careful consideration before making the business commitment. more

How to Get Heard in a Meeting Full of Men.

There you are, one of two women in a meeting room full of men, or perhaps in a loud bar one woman among four other men -- trying, trying hard to get a word in edgewise. more

Work from Home: The Search for a One Minute Commute.

The good news is that there ARE real options for those of us interested in work at home jobs, even in this economy. And not only are they real, but some really excellent opportunities are out there… in line with your career, good paying, and flexible. more

My Working Mom Hero: Tina Fey.

Tina Fey is finally a household name. It’s about time. I’ve been treating myself to Fey’s talent for years, now you can too. more

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