Working Parents

One of the key demographics in particular need of work flexibility is working parents. Parents of infants and toddlers all-too-often struggle to find quality care to cover a fulltime rigid work schedule. Parents of school-aged children need flexibility for pick-ups and drop-offs, schedule changes, parent-teacher meetings, volunteer commitments, and activity attendance. These posts highlight the specific struggles of working parents when it comes to juggling personal and professional needs.

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‘Moms in the House’ Caucus to Help Lawmakers Push for Balance

By |December 19th, 2018|Categories: Working Parents|Tags: , |

To help mothers who are new to Congress, Rep. Deborah Wasserman Schultz, D-FL, plans to create an informal "Moms in the House" caucus. She is hoping to push for changes that will help mothers continue to make family a top priority, even as they serve.

  • Stigma around breastfeeding at work

Survey Shows Continuing Stigma Regarding Breastfeeding at Work

By |December 12th, 2018|Categories: Working Parents|Tags: , , |

Despite the attention the issue has received and the increasing number of new moms who want to—or need to—quickly return to their jobs, the stigma against breastfeeding at work remains.

  • Calendar for working a flexible schedule and how to make breastfeeding easier

5 Reasons Working a Flexible Schedule Can Make Breastfeeding Easier

By |September 20th, 2018|Categories: Benefits of Work Flexibility, Working Parents|Tags: , |

Whether you can’t wait to exercise your brain power at work after you’ve enjoyed a few weeks off for maternity leave or you’re going back to your job kicking and screaming because your family needs the income, you may feel like you’re fighting a losing battle if you want to work and breastfeed. It can be done, certainly, but it is likely going to be a challenge. […]

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How Work Flexibility for Parents Can Be Life-Changing

By |September 13th, 2018|Categories: Working Parents|Tags: , |

As we recognize National Working Parents Day on September 16, it's a good time to honor the people who are successfully navigating the balancing act every day and to remember how providing work flexibility for parents can help them in their efforts.

  • Mother with flexible work that's helping to reduce the gender wage gap

How Flexible Work Is Reducing the Wage Gap for Mothers 

By |August 14th, 2018|Categories: Benefits of Work Flexibility, Working Parents|Tags: , , |

Mothers continue to face a significant gap when it comes to employment and wages. But a new study shows that flexibility can help to alleviate that problem. Here's how flexibility can reduce the wage gap.

  • Parents whose coworkers donated vacation time

Coworkers Are Donating Vacation Time to New Parents

By |August 8th, 2018|Categories: Working Parents|Tags: , , |

A new trend in the workplace involves colleagues collecting their vacation days, and then donating them to the new parents on their teams.

  • Stay-at-home moms and dads with the parenthood penalty

Do Stay-at-home Moms and Dads Face a “Parenthood Penalty?”

By |March 20th, 2018|Categories: Working Parents|Tags: , , |

Do stay-at-home moms and dads face a parenthood penalty? We take a look at a recent survey that explores the topic at length.

  • Working parents with new parental leave policy

Aeroflow Looks to Set Example with New Parental Leave Policy

By |February 13th, 2018|Categories: Working Parents|

Instead of waiting until they are forced to offer better benefits by government mandate, some companies are choosing to take action on their own when it comes to parental leave policy. One example of a company taking this proactive approach to the problem is Aeroflow Healthcare.

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Video: Juggling Work and Family as a New Parent—More Joy, Less Stress

By |January 11th, 2018|Categories: Events on Work Flexibility, Working Parents|Tags: , , , , , , |

This 1MFWF and ThirdPath Institute webinar featuring Katrina Alcorn focused on increasing the joys of balancing work and family as a new parent.

  • Erica Komisar

Author Insights: Erica Komisar on Prioritizing Motherhood in the First Three Years

By |November 7th, 2017|Categories: Author Insight Interviews, Working Parents|Tags: , , , |

Erica Komisar, LCSW, is a parenting expert, psychoanalyst, and author of Being There: Why Prioritizing Motherhood in the First Three Years Matters.