Mothers/ Motherhood

If My Flex Request is Denied, What Do I Say Next?

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Blog
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If My Flex Request is Denied, What Do I Say Next?
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Work Options
Name/Organization of Person Posting (optional): 
Pat Katepoo

Dear Pat: I’m the proud mother of two adorable children under three years old. I’m also a Customer Operations Trainer for a large bank. I want nothing more than to be a stay-at-home mom with my kids, but financially, that’s not an option right now.

When Work Becomes A Haven From Stress At Home

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Blog
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When Work Becomes A Haven From Stress At Home
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NPR

Moms who worked full time reported significantly better physical and mental health than moms who worked part time, research involving more than 2,500 mothers found. And mothers who worked part time reported better health than moms who didn't work at all.

EEOC Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues (released July 14, 2014)

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Press Release
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EEOC Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues (released July 14, 2014)
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EEOC
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Scott Behson, PhD

EEOC Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues

This is the guiding document for the EEOC in the areas of pregnancy, pregnancy discrimination, disability and parental leave. I thought many here would find it interesting and helpful.

http://www.eeoc.gov/laws/guidance/pregnancy_guidance.cfm#dissta

Work Flexibility: Not An Either/Or Choice

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Blog
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Work Flexibility: Not An Either/Or Choice
Source: 
1 Million For Work Flexibility
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Debra Schafer/Education Navigation, LLC

My thoughts about workplace flexibility and why, particularly for working parents, having to choose between being "all in" as an employee or a parent is a choice no parent should have to make.  My personal experiences as well.

A Job Seeker’s Desperate Choice

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News Article
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A Job Seeker’s Desperate Choice
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New York Times

Work Flexibility… Not An Either/Or Choice

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Blog
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Work Flexibility… Not An Either/Or Choice
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WorkFlexibility.org

Debra Schafer, recipient of the 2012 WorldatWork Alliance for Work-Life Progress “Rising Star” award, shares her perspective on work flexibility.

Working Moms May Be Helping Their Kids, Study Finds

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News Article
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Working Moms May Be Helping Their Kids, Study Finds
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NBC News

Moms who feel guilty about going back to work can give themselves a break — a new study suggests their kids may do better once they start kindergarten than children of women who stayed home.

Research here

Caring Is Our Most Important Work: Anne-Marie Slaughter

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TV/Radio Show
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Caring Is Our Most Important Work: Anne-Marie Slaughter
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Work/Life Integration Project Wharton

On Work and Life, Stew Friedman spoke with Anne-Marie Slaughter – author of the ground-breaking 2012 Atlantic article “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All” which sparked a national debate about the real pressures of having a career while also serving as a caregiver at home – about a traditional gender bias that underlies the American work-life conflict and the conversation we need to have in order to move forward.

Opting Out? Working Moms Want the Same Thing: Flexibility

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Blog
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Opting Out? Working Moms Want the Same Thing: Flexibility
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WorkFlexibility.org
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