parenting

We Took Our Kids to Disneyland and Then I Had a Melt-Down

A long summer. On the road. 7,785 miles to be precise. Yes, we drove from the East Coast of America all the way to the West Coast and back this summer with four children under 9. Yes, we are crazy. Mostly business for the grown-ups. A handful of days R&R, but too few to remember. […]

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What Gets You Up in the Morning?

“The question is not what keeps you up at night but what gets you up in the morning.” ~ Bill Taylor, Co-founder, Fast Company Focus Forward from Care.com Energy conservation (yours, not the planet’s), story-telling to the power of ten, paradigm shifting solutions for how we train teachers and in turn prepare our work force, […]

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Why Making a Plan and Talking to Your Boss About Flex is Critical

Is it any wonder some in the traditional workforce throw their hands up in the air? The Work Life Dilemma Our increasing hunger for work life policy reform has been thrown into sharp relief for me via my friend Lisa’s recent childcare conundrums. A few weeks ago she started a brand new job. No sick […]

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Why Walking The Talk Can Be Harder Than We Plan

To Get From Here: Our family has been trapped in the narrow rigidity of an old-school employer. Under the weight of an obscenely long commute, long hours including weekends, and a structure that regards any kind flexibility as a sign of weakness (precluding our children from spending much time with their father), I chose to […]

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Work Life Stories: A New Kind of Dad

Still a statistically small group, stay-at-home-dads are becoming more prevalent and represent a unique corner of the work life balance milieu.  I asked Stephen de las Heras, one of my daddy friends who is parenting and balancing a freelance photography career, if he would share his story. “I’d clawed my way up through the publishing […]

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Work-life Extravaganza!

Wow.  Quite the week for work-life balance discussion.  And quite the week for women’s issues.  It seemed the debate lifted a notch with some serious new data telling the story of the health of the American workforce from Ellen Galinsky at the Families and Work Institute and more data coming out of Harvard via the […]

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