Mothers/ Motherhood

How Work-Life Balance Became Work All The Time

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News Article
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How Work-Life Balance Became Work All The Time
Source: 
Washington Post
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Judi C Casey

Includes quotes with WFRN member and former WFRN Executive Committee Member, Kathleen Gerson

"One might have predicted that as women began to join the workplace, it became not just important, but essential, for women as well as men to have some kind of a thriving work life, and that we would then start to redefine the ideal worker model," Gerson said. "The irony is, instead of doing that, the opposite has occurred."

Signs of a Truce in the Mommy Wars

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News Article
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Signs of a Truce in the Mommy Wars
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New York Times
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Jerry A. Jacobs

New York Times Columnist Claire Cain Miller's column focused on research by Jerry A. Jacobs and Kathleen Gerson on attitudes toward the employment of mothers and fathers of young children.  

Need a Good Parental Leave Policy? Here It Is.

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Blog
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Need a Good Parental Leave Policy? Here It Is.
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Harvard Business Review Blog Network
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Judi C Casey

Here's a brief guide, to designing a leave that will both retain your talented employees and reduce the potential for legal liability.

The Politics of Paid Time Off to Have a Baby

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News Article
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The Politics of Paid Time Off to Have a Baby
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New York Times
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Judi C Casey

Register for Webinar: An Introduction to the Community-Based Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood Workforce Strategy

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Announcement
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Register for Webinar: An Introduction to the Community-Based Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood Workforce Strategy
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Self-Sufficiency Research Clearinghouse
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Self-Sufficiency Research Clearinghouse

Info at a Glance:

Event: An Introduction to the Community-Based Healthy Marriage and  Responsible Fatherhood Workforce Strategy

Sponsor: OPRE Self-Sufficiency Research Clearinghouse (SSRC)

Moving the Needle on Work Flexibility

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Blog
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Moving the Needle on Work Flexibility
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Huffington Post

"Having a child has not diluted my intelligence. It has not stripped away my master's degree or my years of work experience, or any of my qualifications. It has, however, made it a near logistical impossibility for me to conform to the rigid structure of a traditional office job. As any parent -- mom or dad -- surely must know. So why on earth is it taking us all so long to embrace a flexible work model that makes sense for a 21st century workforce?"

If I Was Marissa Mayer's Best Friend

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Blog
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If I Was Marissa Mayer's Best Friend
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Education Navigation, LLC & Debra I. Schafer
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Debra I. Schafer, Executive Advisor; CEO, Education Navigation, LLC

Imagining what a conversation with Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer would be like if we were best friends and I could share my thoughts about her maternity leave decision.

8 Things Moms in the Labor Force DON'T Need

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Op-ed (published opinion/editorial)
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8 Things Moms in the Labor Force DON'T Need
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New America CONTEXT magazine @Medium

This article, by Nanette Fondas, includes references to numerous work-family scholars' research and findings, summarized as a list of things parents (mothers especially) in the paid labor force  don't need.  

5 Ways Professors Can Help Single Moms Stay In School

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5 Ways Professors Can Help Single Moms Stay In School
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Role Reboot Blog
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Jerry A. Jacobs

What Do Men Get Out of Advancing Women?

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News Article
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What Do Men Get Out of Advancing Women?
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Diversity Best Practices
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Judi C Casey

"I have worked with groups around identifying and shifting their frames of reference -- their contexts -- for more than 30 years. Here is the process for doing so:  1) Identify your current frame of reference (a belief you have that forms a conclusion) that isn't working for you such as "Women with small children won't take  jobs that require travel"; 2) Consciously choose a new contextual frame of reference (e.g. "Women can be trusted to make job decisions that work for their  families")."

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