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