Archive | work life balance

Why ‘Going Part-Time’ Can Be a Trap 

It’s an alluring option, especially in the early years of raising children, when everything feels one Jenga piece away from a catastrophic collapse: “I’ll go part-time,” you tell yourself. You decide to talk to your manager and negotiate a plan to scale down the scope of your full-time position—and also your pay. The…Read more… Continue […]

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How to (Happily) Return to Work After Your Parental Leave 

After spending a few wonderful, exhausting months at home with my newborn son Max, I’m back, blinking into the sun (or rather, my LED desk lamp) as I try to navigate this transition back to work. Here’s some advice for fellow travelers, both from my experience and from the wise parents in the Offspring Facebook […]

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Should I Use My Personal Laptop for Work?

Welcome to the first Lifehacker tech-advice column of 2019! This week’s question from Lifehacker reader Mike is something that many of us have had to deal with at one point in our lives: the irritating balance between technology, one’s personal life, and the demands of one’s professional life.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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 This Site Matches Parents With Flexible Work

Here’s a wild statistic: 43 percent of highly qualified women leave the workforce after having children. For many in this camp, it’s not because they’ve lost their drive, or they’re incapable of juggling sippy cups and sales calls, or that they suddenly feel destined to spend every waking moment gazing at their babies…Read more… Continue […]

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I’m Jason Kottke, Creator of Kottke.org, and This Is How I Parent

Jason Kottke knows how to find stuff that’ll make you stop, look and think. When you visit his blog kottke.org, you feel like you’ve entered a rare hideaway on the internet—it’s a place to explore curiosities around the web that haven’t been shared 23 times on your Facebook feed. (Recent posts include the history and…Read […]

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I’m Tami Sigmund, Senior Producer at Zynga, and This Is How I Parent 

Tami Sigmund is a senior producer at Zynga, the social game developer that brought us FarmVille, Words With Friends 2, Zynga Poker and CSR Racing 2. As someone who’s been making video games for past 11 years, she wants to help make the game industry a more inclusive place for marginalized game enthusiasts. She talks…Read […]

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How to Get Work-Life Balance as a Parent

You missed your kid’s soccer game again because you’ve been working on that big client report, the one you’re still behind on. Oh, and didn’t you promise to bring muffins to the school bake sale tomorrow? And there’s that meeting at 10, and the pediatrician appointment at 11:30, and ugh, you should probably buy toilet…Read […]

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Find Out How Family-Friendly a Company Is 

Supporting families is good for employees, and good for business. Parents or future parents want to, need to, work for companies that understand this, but benefits such as parental leave and child care stipends and the opportunity to have some flex time when you’re figuring out how to take care of a new human aren’t…Read […]

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