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.

The Empty Nest: What Else Is Lost When the Kids Have Flown

By |July 21st, 2016|Categories: Working Parents|Tags: , , , |

In different stages of their lives, people have different aspirations, responsibilities, and commitments, which may alter their relationship to work.

Working Parents Encouraged to Take the Lead, on WNYC

By |July 13th, 2016|Categories: Working Parents|Tags: , , , , |

WNYC Studios’ show Note to Self is hosting a month-long series called “Taking the Lead,” featuring two working moms with a big idea.

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Author Insights: Josh Levs on Fixing our Work-First Culture

By |June 13th, 2016|Categories: Author Insight Interviews, Working Parents|Tags: , , , , |

Josh Levs, former reporter for NPR and CNN, focuses his book on dispelling myths about dads and moms and explaining the necessity of new workplace policies.

Video: A Conversation with Anne-Marie Slaughter on Women, Men, Work, and Family

By |June 9th, 2016|Categories: Events on Work Flexibility, Working Parents|Tags: , , , , , , |

This special event featuring Anne-Marie Slaughter was co-hosted by ThirdPath Institute, City Dads Group, and 1 Million for Work Flexibility.

How Three Women Navigate Work and Motherhood Through Work Flexibility

By |May 3rd, 2016|Categories: Working Parents|Tags: , , , |

These three members of Mom-mentum have used different kinds of work flexibility to navigate the workplace as women with children.

The Story of Back-to-Work After Baby Through the Lens of Flexibility

By |April 18th, 2016|Categories: Business Case for Work Flexibility, Working Parents|Tags: , , , |

Employees’ parental return after baby is not possible without flexibility from employers.

How to Work From Home When Your Kids Are Home, Too

By |March 15th, 2016|Categories: Working Parents|Tags: , , , |

Truth be told, working from home when your kids are home too is rough. The good news is that it’s definitely doable—with a little creativity.

3 Big Takeaways from the “Having It All” Movie and Discussion

By |March 10th, 2016|Categories: Events on Work Flexibility, Working Parents|Tags: , , |

Here are three big takeaways shared with us by people who attended our panel discussion on "Having It All." What did you think?

Video: Having It All Movie Premiere and Webinar

By |March 7th, 2016|Categories: Events on Work Flexibility, Working Parents|Tags: , , , , , , |

1MFWF was pleased to join FlexJobs in hosting the online premiere for Having It All, followed by a webinar led by work-family experts.

How Work Flexibility Can Help with Postpartum Depression

By |December 29th, 2015|Categories: Working Parents|Tags: , , |

Here are just a few ways work flexibility can help with postpartum depression.