February 2010

Work Life Stories: When the Dream Turns 180º

Working from home is not as easy as it sounds.  It is one thing when you’re self-employed and an entirely different proposition when you’re with a company that works hard and plays hard – with long hours, expecting face time and trying to create a culture as well as run a profitable business. Lindsay Hepworth […]

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Work Life Stories: The Mother of Invention

Meet Design Mom, Gabrielle Blair, mother of five, with her sixth child on the way.   She is Co-founder of www.kirtsy.com, “Digg for Chicks” says Mashable, and her Design Mom blog has been named a “Top Motherhood Blog” by the Wall Street Journal. Gabrielle has mothered full-time, run various businesses, worked full time, worked part-time.  Warm, […]

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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 Stories: Books and Babies

The first in my series of work life stories is representative of a relatively new piece of the economic puzzle – mothers who work from home, often at night or in the early mornings and make a decent financial contribution in the process.  It’s a hybrid approach – entrepreneurial, but with low costs of entry […]

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