The screenwriter/producer/director explains how she put her career on hold to be a mom—then picked it right back up where she left off.
Not only is it time to not feel bad about working, it’s time to quit saying we feel bad.
“Women are taught to ‘satisfy other people’s standards and then apologize for when we don’t live up to whatever we think they want from us, even if we don’t really know what that is.’”
Yes, it involved ice cream-based bribes. But before you judge too harshly, keep in mind that she built a better product than Google.
“I felt the mix of horror, pride, and relief at the prospect of powerful offspring similar to what Rosemary Woodhouse must have felt when she realized her son was Satan’s heir.”
A nice boss and strong work ethic can’t protect new parents from employer policies that aren’t held accountable to the greater good.
Thirty years ago, being a stay-at-home dad merited a spot on the news. But we’re still not talking much about men’s careers post kids.
"I came into parenting knowing nothing about managing people. Now I know (almost!) everything."
Nearly all states are failing to support working parents, despite family-friendly initiatives. Look to California and New Jersey for answers.
As someone who has worked for decades to advance family-friendly policies, it was truly amazing to see more than 1,500 lawmakers, businesses, workers, advocates, and top administration officials come together with President Barack Obama for the recent White House Summit on Working Families.
The event brought unprecedented attention to the unmet needs of workers and their families and the role that stronger workplace policies will play in strengthening the nation’s economy. But the national conversation and calls to action it generated must only be the beginning.
How much progress this watershed moment brings for America’s working families depends on what happens next. The weeks, months, and years ahead will be critical for the movement.
“You know that saying, absence makes the heart grow fonder? Well, here’s another saying. Constant presence makes you want to grab the nearest cup of bleach and drink it.”
“The idea is that children, with their sparking synapses and sponge-like brains, will be able to easily digest all the stuff that I had such trouble comprehending in my early 20s.”
What happens when you gather just about every influential woman together to talk about working family issues? This.
A mother of three reveals the surprising patterns that emerged when she suddenly had the house—and her life—all to herself.
You spend all day thinking about innovating in your career. How about applying that focus to everything else?