Working Mother

In Honor of National Flex Day: Resources that Make Your Work @ Home Life More Efficient & Less Stressful

As we approach National Flex Day, celebrating the freelance and independent professional lifestyle, here's a look at some tools that help to make the work/home balance a little bit easier. Working from home can serve up some challenging distractions, but having the right tools in place can make all the difference between a productive day and a melt-down. Everyone who’s made the transition from working in an office to working from home has probably had a moment where they realize that it’s not
Working Mother

Know Your Professional Worth & Avoid Being Blindsided by Workplace Budget Cuts & Downsizing

After 10 years on the job, my husband was informed that he would be getting a $25,000 pay-cut from his annual salary. This news came on the heels of being told that the 10-year anniversary bonuses that had been given to employees in previous years, were being discontinued...effective immediately. I know that in recent years, this kind of scenario has not been uncommon. None-the-less, it still stings. Although it's good to feel grateful for having a job in the first place, It's also important t
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Working While Pregnant: Simple Tips for Staying Healthy at the Office

Being pregnant at work can be stressful, but putting some useful tools into regular daily practice can make the experience much more enjoyable and emotionally satisfying. Working during pregnancy is a necessity, and a strong desire, for many women. Office culture, however, is not always the most conducive environment for physical health and wellness. From petty office politics to frequent sugary treats left for "sharing" in the company break-room, it can be challenging to keep stress at bay and
Working Mother

Working Hard vs. Achieving

Have you ever heard one of the variations on the speech about how it doesn’t matter what you do in life, as long as you do the best you can? My mother’s version was that “it doesn’t matter if you’re a street sweeper; you just go out there and be the best street sweeper there is!” I have always believed in that philosophy and I still do. With a slight change. I do wholeheartedly agree that a person’s job title doesn’t define who they are; it’s all about the attitude that person brings to the job